The Ithaca Team

Alex Gordon Shute

Executive Search - Lead

Alex founded Ithaca Partners in 2008 because she had lost faith in the search profession’s collective drive to excel, and felt that she needed to ‘put her money where her mouth was’ by starting her own firm to show how well search could deliver for clients and candidates. Her experience and skills in search span multiple sectors, but always in Corporate Affairs.

Before starting Ithaca Partners Alex worked for The Rose Partnership, Odgers Berndtson and Taylor Bennett.


  • Prior to her career in search, she worked as the Communications Director for FTSE 250-listed insurer Hiscox, and she was a Fast Streamer in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Alex graduated from Durham University
  • Alex is a Meyler Campbell qualified coach and she mentors two female CEOs of charities. She is also on the committees of the Spitalfields Neighbourhood Planning Forum and the Spitalfields Society
  • Alex is a passionate and engaged Londoner… she’s the Ithaca Partners in-house guru on which London restaurants, East End markets and recent theatre productions are worth a visit.