About Hanson Lee

Hanson Lee believes insurance is a force for good, protecting enterprises and individuals. With an innovative and insightful approach, we help both parties create their futures.

With offices in London and Dubai, we offer experienced highly qualified candidates & adaptive cost-effective product solutions.

The team

Lee Blasdale Managing Director at Hanson Lee

Lee Blasdale

As founder, Lee has 14 years’ experience helping City based insurers and software providers recruit the markets' best talent. Passionate about having a business that earns its reputation of success for both clients and candidates.

“No two clients are the same, but 99% of recruiters provide the same service. By offering 4 flexible recruitment options, our solutions are shaped to each client’s needs and goals. With the agility to adapt them further, Hanson Lee genuinely provides an innovative and insightful approach.”

“We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the same leading companies for over 10 years. Developing strong partnerships has been (and remains) key to helping our clients attract the very best people.”

Lee splits his time between his home in Shropshire and HL’s offices in London and Dubai.


Vivienne Gordon-Turner

With 13 years of experience recruiting in the London insurance and insurtech markets, Viv is passionate about accelerating career opportunities and creating exceptional value for hiring companies.

In Viv’s own words: “Recruitment is a misnomer; in that it implies a transactional state with nothing before and nothing afterwards. We think differently. Attracting talent involves being consultant and counsellor, seeing opportunities where others might not, and ensuring that in the core deliverables - there are the correct synergies.”

When Viv isn't busy working, you'll likely find her enjoying the great outdoors in her native South Africa with her family and walking her beloved dogs.


Ben Kay

Ben began his career recruiting IT specialists into the capital markets. From there he honed and refined those skills, joining Hanson Lee in 2017.

From devising sourcing strategies for specialist skills, leading talent acquisition, interview preparation and on-boarding, he has been instrumental in helping our key accounts grow their businesses.

Although schooled in the UK, Ben is Portuguese and a passionate Benfica FC supporter.


Matthew Jay

Matt has over 5 years’ experience recruiting IT & business change professionals for the banking & insurance sectors. He’s passionate about building lost-lasting relationships with both his candidates and clients.

Since joining in 2023, Matt has already successfully matched top-tier London market change professionals to leading insurers and vendors, he’s demonstrated a keen eye for matching talent to opportunities.

He has already shown an aptitude to further grow his knowledge of the London market, working towards CII accreditation.

What they say

COO - Ascot Undewrting

“We were recommended to work with Hanson Lee in 2018, we have been extremely impressed. They have first class knowledge of the Lloyd’s Insurance market and how operations & technology is delivered through our team. Precise candidate screening helps deliver excellent results and add true value to our business.”

Global Head of Resourcing - BPO

“We have worked with Hanson Lee on a range of technical and senior roles within our various business units throughout UK and US. By applying a professional search approach to all assignments they consistently present shortlists of quality not quantity. As such they have become a key resource partner.”

CIO UK & Europe - WR Berkley

“I cannot recommend Hanson Lee highly enough as skilled and highly personable recruiters. They were Exclusive agent on a CIO opportunity and were instrumental in me attaining that role. Their Senior Partner worked with me at every step of the interview process and it was just as important to them that I secured the role, as it was to me. Since then, we have worked closely for over 5 years building our UK/EU IT Operation - they thoroughly understand our business - it is without hesitation that I recommend them”

CEO - Advantage Go

“I have trusted the search and placement services of Hanson Lee for many years. They have a track record for delivering 1st class service. Extensive and trusted relationships in the global insurance markets enable them to match their clients’ needs to high calibre recruits – they have the ability and desire to make exceptional introductions that others fail to find. Their consultants’ approach and personality make all parties comfortable through the recruitment phases, easing the induction and fast-tracking the on boarding process.”

Contact us

To get in touch with Hanson Lee, please complete your details and submit your message. Alternatively you can call us on 0203 946 7418 or email us at enquiries@hansonlee.com

Contact us

To get in touch with Hanson Lee, please complete your details and submit your message. Alternatively you can call us on 0203 946 7418 or email us at enquiries@hansonlee.com