Dee Symons

Dee is passionate about delivering excellence in client service and will always go the extra mile to try to exceed your expectations.

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Dee Symons advises Boards and CEOs on succession planning, with an expertise in financial markets. Based in London, Dee conducts leadership assessments and searches for both executive and non-executive appointments as part of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners Sector at Russell Reynolds Associates. She advises a wide range of public and private companies, drawing on her more than 25 years of experience in executive search and leadership assessment. Dee joined RRA in 2003 and has established herself as a leading voice to clients as they look to solve their most pressing leadership challenges. Earlier in her career at RRA, Dee led the firm’s European Financial Services and Global Banking Practices. She was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee in 2010 and was involved in the firm’s own CEO succession. She joined us after a decade with two other global executive search firms. Before then, Dee ran her own firm, which acted as a consultant to the World Economic Forum and The Economist magazine, among other well-known organizations. She began her career at Euromoney Magazine.

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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.
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Board and CEO Advisory Executive Search Financial Services

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