Emma Combe is a senior member of the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners. She advises clients on the recruitment of chairmen, chief executives, and both executive and non-executive directors. Emma has particular expertise in the appointment of chairmen and chief executives, working with listed, private equity and family owned businesses on these critical hires. She also recently found the chief executive for a major government-owned business. Her experience is often sought out for businesses in the industrial, infrastructure, services and consumer sectors, and she enjoys collaborating on international projects. She works closely with the firm’s leadership and succession advisory business to deliver valuable insights as a part of this work. Emma is based in London.
Emma joined Russell Reynolds Associates upon The Zygos Partnership becoming a part of the firm in 2017. Prior to her four years with Zygos, Emma was a consultant in the business services sector for a specialist headhunting firm focused solely on private equity funds to recruit board-level management for their portfolio companies and conduct due diligence on acquisition targets. She began her career as an associate for a boutique executive search firm based in New York.
Emma holds an MA, with first class distinction, in English literature and French from the University of Edinburgh. She speaks fluent French.
Business and Professional Services, Technology, Industrial, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Partners