Ashley Stephenson


consultant name

Ashley Stephenson Egon Zehnder, Sydney


Ashley Stephenson, based in Sydney, helps companies in Australia and globally work through strategically vital leadership transitions. He frequently leads executive search for CEOs, general managers, and CHROs, and is a trusted advisor in senior leadership succession planning, board succession, and board performance. Ashley was recently based in Egon Zehnder's New York office, where he led the firm’s Financial Services Practice in North America and helped build the firm's Executive Assessment and Development Practice. Ashley is also active in Egon Zehnder’s CEO, Industrial,and Human Resources Practices. He is an Accredited Leadership Coach and currently coaches a number of senior executives in Australia and internationally.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ashley was Executive General Manager, Human Resources and Corporate Development with CSR Ltd. in Sydney. Early in his career, he was a Programme and Project Leader with the World Bank, working primarily in Latin America on infrastructure projects. Ashley then joined McKinsey & Company, becoming a Partner while serving clients in Spain and Australia.

Ashley earned a BE in Chemical Engineering from University of New South Wales and an MBA from Harvard Business School. More recently, Ashley completed the highly-regarded Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University in the US.

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Five things a leader needs to know about motivation — by Stephen P. Kelner, Edmund Siah and Ashley R. Stephenson, Egon Zehnder International.

consultant name

Ashley Stephenson Egon Zehnder, Sydney