Damien joined Egon Zehnder in Sydney, Australia in 1988 and during his 29-year career with the Firm he has been based in the Firm’s Hong Kong, London, Paris and Zurich offices. His global leadership responsibilities have included oversight for the Firm’s global industry and functional practices, global operations, and professional development. His main practice areas have included private equity, resources and Board Advisory. He has also played a key role in the development of the Firm’s leadership assessment and development practice. Earlier in his career he led the establishment of Egon Zehnder’s China practice, which today comprises offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.More
Damien served as the Chief Executive Officer of Egon Zehnder from 2008 until 2014 when he appointed Rajeev Vasudeva to succeed him. He was elected to his current role as Chairman of Egon Zehnder in 2010. He is a member of the Chairman's Community of the World Economic Forum and he is on the Board of IMD. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, Damien worked as an Associate with McKinsey in Australia and before that he held various management positions in a family owned group of companies in Australia.
Damien has a MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He also has a Diploma in Theology and Philosophy from Saint Columban’s College in Sydney which also entailed two years of study and community work in Mindanao, the Philippines.