Steve Gardner

Human resources

“Livingbridge is very much a people business, and as Head of HR, I’m responsible for making sure we have the best people, and the best possible support and development structures in place to enable everyone to fulfil their potential. With such a talented team, it’s a very rewarding role.”

I cover all aspects of HR, from recruitment to retirement planning and everything that happens in between.  Looking after the teams across our UK, Australia and US offices means there is always plenty of variety.

Prior to joining Livingbridge I spent 6 years with Canaccord Genuity, leading the HR team that supported the capital markets and, occasionally, wealth management businesses in the UK, France, Ireland and Germany. Before that I was with Hawkpoint for a year, and CIBC for 6 years, latterly heading the London HR team.

I graduated from Exeter University with a History degree, and subsequently put in a couple of years of night school at Westminster Business School, gaining an MA in Personnel Development. I am a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

I have two young sons, which keeps family life fun, and hectic! When not running around after them, I try to get out running on my own terms – currently anything from 5k to a half marathon, but after that, who knows…

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