Dee Symons is a senior member of the firm’s Board and CEO Advisory Group and a member of the Nominations Committee. Based in London, she advises Boards and CEOs on succession planning, leadership assessment and search for both senior executive and non-executive appointments. Dee advises a wide range of clients, both public and private, drawing on 25 years of experience in the executive search and leadership advisory industry. She is also an expert in financial markets.
Dee joined Russell Reynolds Associates more than 15 years ago as a senior member of the Financial Services Sector, and over the course of 10 years, led the firm’s European Financial Services and Global Banking practices. She was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee for a three-year term between 2010 and 2013, during which time she was involved in the firm’s own CEO succession. Dee joined the firm after 10 years with two other global executive search firms, based in London. Prior to her career in executive search, Dee ran her own firm, which acted as consultant to and representative of the World Economic Forum, The Economist magazine and other well-known organizations in Europe and Latin America. She began her career at Euromoney Magazine.
Dee received her MA in liberal arts from Edinburgh University, graduating first in her class. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has a good knowledge of Italian, French and German.
Financial Services, Global Banking and Markets, Business and Professional Services, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Group