Leithead brings with him 20 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the recruitment industry.
After graduating with a degree in law he joined Michael Page’s graduate scheme, before heading up Michael Page’s operations as managing director in Japan for four years.
He was then appointed managing director for the firm’s banking and financial services in London, his most recent role.
With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Morgan McKinley’s London business, Leithead will play a key role in meeting the company’s growth goals.
Gerald Fitzgerald, global chief operations officer at Morgan McKinley, said: “David’s track record, international experience, and contacts in the profession are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board.
“Attracting someone of David’s calibre into the business is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop recruitment solutions for our clients.”