The Ithaca Team

Laura Williams

Capability Development - Lead

Laura joined Alex at Ithaca Partners very soon after the company was started, having known Alex since they worked together in Government.

Laura’s role includes ‘running’ Ithaca Partners (leading on all financial and operational management for both the Search and Consulting businesses) and playing a lead role with Mark Hanson on the consultancy side, where she uses her 12 years of experience with candidates to bring talent and capability expertise to the work for clients.

Laura’s role in the search business as the first point of contact for most candidates – having initial conversations with them and working closely to make sure we’re discussing roles which will suit and interest them – is also still part of the mix.


  • Laura’s earlier experience was at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (where she met Alex), and at a children’s charity.
  • When Laura’s not metaphorically pounding the pavements for our clients, she’s an active and enthusiastic member of her local running club.
  • She’s particularly proud to have completed five marathons. Two London marathons (2011 for Great Ormond Street and 2013 for The Children’s Trust), Amsterdam marathon in 2015, Berlin marathon in a personal best time in 2017 and Paris in 2019 which she has vowed will be her last!