Press Release

Russell Reynolds Associates Strengthens its Market-Leading Consumer Team


November 2, 2015

London, UK, 2nd November 2015 – Russell Reynolds Associates, the leading executive search and advisory firm, today announced that Kate Walsh has joined the firm's consumer team.

Based in London and joining as an Executive Director, Kate's strong sector experience bolsters
Russell Reynolds' present consumer and retail expertise.

"As our clients in the consumer sector seek to navigate complexity, outmanoeuvre their competition and respond to disruption, our role is to provide the leaders that will help them win," said Patrick Johnson, Country Manager for the firm's United Kingdom office. "The addition of a retail expert will enhance our existing experience in the sector, and demonstrates our ability to deliver outstanding candidates and unparalleled insight to our clients."

Walsh established the retail and consumer practice in her previous firm, working on several high-level executive appointments during her tenure. She also has experience in placing board-level candidates in the sector and working with private equity clients.

Walsh was previously a journalist at The Sunday Times where she worked for five years until 2012. Writing predominantly for the Business section, she covered the retail and consumer markets as well as editing the Prufrock column.

Walsh graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in English and Classics. She also has a post-graduate degree in journalism from the London College of Printing.

"Russell Reynolds is a world leader in executive search and I am delighted to be joining its stellar UK consumer team," said Walsh. "With digital technology breaking down geographical barriers, it is my strong belief that companies need a truly global perspective on talent and Russell Reynolds delivers that."

For more information or to arrange an interview with Kate Walsh, please contact: +44 0844 561 1416

About Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for boards of directors, chief executive officers and key roles within the C-suite. With more than 370 consultants in 46 offices around the world, we work closely with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today's challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, environmental and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment.
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More information
Susanne J. Mathony
Director Marketing & Public Relations EMEA & Asia
Russell Reynolds Associates
Maximilianstraße 12–14
80539 München
Phone: +49 89 24 89 81 33 – Mobile: +49 174 25 82 711

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Russell Reynolds Associates Strengthens its Market-Leading Consumer Team