Partner and Founder, Ithaca Partners
Based in London, Alex Gordon Shute and her company Ithaca Partners add an international dimension to the service and support Anna Whitlam People offers clients and candidates. AWP regularly draws on
her knowledge of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations in Europe and North America to deepen the pool of candidates available to clients.
Alex founded Ithaca Partners in 2008 because she had lost faith in the search profession’s collective drive to excel. She started her own firm to show how well Executive Search could deliver for clients.
Ithaca Partners’ clients include British Airways, Deutsche Bank, Land Securities, Blackstone, Coca-Cola Hellenic, the John Lewis Partnership, PayPal, Rolls-Royce, Network Rail, Sony, Unilever and Virgin Media.
Before starting Ithaca Partners Alex worked for The Rose Partnership, Odgers Berndtson and Taylor Bennett. She has also worked as the Communications Director for FTSE 250-listed insurer Hiscox, and was a ‘Fast Streamer’ in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Alex is a graduate of Durham University.