Laura Sanderson leads the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners in Europe. Based in London, she works closely with boards on key appointments to shape the futures of leading companies. With more than 15 years of experience in board advisory work, Laura has been responsible for over 300 appointments to the boards of FTSE 100, FTSE 250, private, mutual and family-owned companies. In the process, she has gained particular expertise in guiding companies on the changing expectations of major shareholders and regulators. Laura focuses primarily on a broad range of Chairman and Non-Executive Director searches, as well as CEO searches within her areas of particular expertise.
Laura joined Russell Reynolds Associates when The Zygos Partnership became a part of the firm in 2017. She was an early addition to The Zygos Partnership team soon after the business started and subsequently became a Partner at the firm, with a particular focus on leading client assignments in financial services and other regulated industries. Previously, Laura worked with a boutique executive search and consultancy firm, providing company chairmen with strategic advice on a range of issues, including corporate governance.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Laura received her MA in English and her MPhil in medieval and renaissance literature, together with three scholarships, from Trinity College, Cambridge University. She became a Fellow of Winchester College in 2020.
Financial Services, Insurance, Consumer and Commercial, Asset and Wealth Management, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Family Business