Anthony Harling


Anthony Harling is a consultant in our London office and focuses on advising major family businesses on a variety of family governance topics as well as conducting international executive search assignments.

In 1990 Anthony joined executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles in their London office. He later spent three years helping to build the firm’s International Technology practice in Germany before returning to the UK. As a Senior Partner Anthony had a number of roles with the firm, including leadership of both the Technology and Professional Services practices in the UK and also heading up the launch of LeadersOnline in Europe. Anthony spent several years with Eric Salmon & Partners in London prior to setting up Archer Mann with his partner in 2011. Over the years Anthony has worked in a variety of sectors and geographies helping clients to build and assess leadership teams. Today he works primarily with family-owned companies conducting international searches around the world.

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Anthony grew up in the UK, Germany and in Switzerland. He has a degree in German & Spanish from the University of Bristol and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Consulting Focus

  • Consulting for large family businesses
  • Family governance and succession planning
  • International executive search assignments (Board and management level)
  • Development of top management teams
  • Establishment and evaluation of supervisory bodies