Graeme Smith

Partner, Executive Search, Transformation, Digital & Technology Practice

+44 (0)20 8059 4443 UK +44 7801 835 399 US +1 202 792 7897 graeme.smith@etonbridgepartners.com
Graeme Smith

Meet Graeme

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Graeme began his career in FMCG search in Newcastle, which led to him meeting William Chase the founder of Tyrrells crisps, who he went on to work with directly, building out the brand in the North of England. Moving to London in 2007 he spent 3 years importing continental food for Waitrose, which took him to Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Greece to source the best food each country had to offer, not a bad job! During this time Graeme helped create and launch the ‘Unearthered’ continental food brand which you can still find on the shelves of Waitrose today.

In 2011 he moved into executive search, working in Europe and North America across multiple industries. Over the past 12 years, he has been fortunate to partner with some of the worlds most recognised and admired brands in building leadership teams and continues to enjoy doing so today.

Aside from work, having grown up on a farm in Northumberland, Graeme has always had a passion for the great outdoors, animals, agriculture and tractors! He played rugby from the age of 5 to 32 (when his knees told him it was time to call it a day!) Now, his passions are cycling and football having recently become a Fulham season ticket holder. Things that make him happy are the Northumberland coastline, good pizza and dog walks in Richmond Park.

Joined the EBP team in 2023

Graeme Smith personal photo cycling with some friends

Proud moment

Cycling 800km in 32 hours from London to Edinburgh for the My Name5 Doddie Foundation raising £15,000 in the process and cycling 650km in 21 hours for The Laurie Todd Foundation raising £10,000.

Graeme Smith personal photo in the lake District walking his dogs

If I could interview anyone

It would have to be Thomas Edison.

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Right from the start I knew that Eton Bridge would deliver and put my requirements at the top of the priority list. I regard Eton Bridge as one of the best Interim Executive recruiters in the market and I have no hesitation in recommending them to other experienced interim candidates and businesses seeking Interim Executives.

Mike Campbell