Simon Kingston


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Simon Kingston
Simon Kingston




Simon Kingston

Simon Kingston co-leads of the firm’s Social Impact and Education Sector and is the founder of its Global Development Practice, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has a particular interest in global public health, global development and governance. He serves clients at Board, CEO, and senior executive levels. Simon has longstanding relationships with leaders in public-private partnerships in global development and policy organizations, where he advises and supports them on leadership appointments.


Simon joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2007. Prior to this, he worked for some years at two other search firms. Before that, he was an academic.


Simon received his BA in history from Trinity College Dublin and his DPhil in history from the University of Oxford. He completed an executive education program in Leading Professional Service Firms at Harvard Business School. He was subsequently a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Oxford and a tutor and retained lecturer at a number of its colleges. Simon sits on the Advisory Committee of the British Irish Association and has published on Irish and British politics and history. Simon is also co-founder of the West Cork History Festival and the Killarney Economic Conference.


Education, Global Development and Environment, Higher Education, Nonprofit, Financial Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Sustainability

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