Amanda Foster co-leads the firm’s global Financial Services Sector, based in London. She previously led the Asset and Wealth Management Practice and served on the Executive Committee. Amanda brings more than 15 years of experience advising clients across the financial services industry on CEO and C-suite succession, talent assessment and development, talent acquisition and diversity. Her clients include some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including global third-party investment firms, asset owners and investment boutiques. Amanda is a trusted advisor to a wide range of chairmen, CEOs and senior executives across the industry and leads several key global relationships. Beyond search, she has considerable experience in supporting succession planning, leadership assessment and helping to align executive and non-executive leadership with strategic agendas.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Amanda spent 10 years as an investment banker at N.M. Rothschild & Sons, advising clients on M&A, equity capital market transactions and project financings. She was based with the firm in both Asia Pacific and London. Amanda started her career with PwC in audit and advisory in London. She also spent her formative years in Africa and has a particular interest in emerging economies.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Business Science, with honors, from the University of Cape Town and is a chartered accountant (ACA), qualifying with PwC in London.
Financial Services, Asset and Wealth Management, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Partners