Simon Kingston

Simon provides advice on leadership to clients across the Social Impact Sector and globally.

Based in London, Simon co-leads the Social Impact and Education Sector at Russell Reynolds Associates and is the founder of our Global Development Practice. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Simon serves clients around the world, helping them identify senior leaders and board members with a particular interest in global public health, global development and governance. He has longstanding relationships with leaders in public-private partnerships in global development and policy organizations, advising them on leadership appointments.  Simon has conducted searches for Russell Reynolds since 2007 after completing a decorated academic career.
Simon received his BA in history from Trinity College Dublin and his DPhil in history from the University of Oxford. He was subsequently a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Oxford and a tutor and retained lecturer at a number of its colleges. He completed an executive education program in Leading Professional Service Firms at Harvard Business School.
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