Francesca Bailey

Francesca Bailey is a member of the firm’s Board and CEO Advisory Partners, based in London. She specializes in advising chief executives and boards on their business, leadership and succession needs. More recently, Francesca’s focus has expanded to recruiting Chairmen and non-executive directors, and guiding family-owned businesses on CEO succession. She partners closely with clients across a wide range of Consumer sectors, including retail and luxury, consumer products, business services, travel and leisure. Francesca’s work is global in nature, often handling cross-border assignments, and spans FTSE 350, private equity and family-owned businesses.                                                                                                        ​                      Francesca has more than 10 years of executive search experience and joined Russell Reynolds Associates from another leading global executive search firm. She was a member of the global research team within the Consumer practice, where she specialized in senior executive appointments within retail, luxury and premium brands, general merchandise and grocery. Earlier, Francesca worked for the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) in New York. She began her career teaching English in Limoges, France.
Francesca received her BA, with honors, in French studies and history of art from the University of Warwick and holds a post-graduate certificate in international business from the Mountbatten Institute, New York/St. Mary’s University, UK.
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