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Communications & Public Affairs Officers

In a competitive industry where corporate reputations can be built or destroyed within seconds, the values and abilities of the stakeholder management team are more important than ever. New responsibilities are arising in roles, going above and beyond the original job specification. The Chief Communications/Public Affairs Officers and Corporate Affairs Directors are quickly becoming a critical part of any executive team. By maintaining relationships with staff and clients, and engaging in creative communication to uphold a strong business reputation, a strong reputation is created. This is crucial to a business’s success, as customers are less likely to purchase a product or service if they have reason to believe it is not genuine.

Communications Executive Search

We understand the Corporate Affairs Director to be the most exciting and new multifaceted position to emerge in a long time. We have developed a strong expertise in finding and developing the skills of executives.

Our pioneering work has identified the traits necessary for a new leader to be successful in a digitally charged world where boundaries are vanishing. Individuals must be empathetic, strategic, and adaptable—these leaders must know how to align corporate strategy with reputation and how to talk to organisations and stakeholders.

To become a trusted advisor to the whole business, CCOs of the future need to go beyond their standard expertise to be a true business leader. This is not an easy position to fill, but with the help and expertise at our 63 global offices, and with public affairs consultants who come directly from the industry, we have the opportunity and ability to enter into a partnership with you to find the communication leaders of the future.

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Communications & Public Affairs Officers Consultants

Helen Crowley

Helen Crowley

London

Global Lead

Helen Crowley, based in London, works closely with companies in the media and marketing services sectors on all leadership and talent issues. Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson is a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office and leads the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group for the Americas in addition… Read more

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington, D.C.

Neil Hindle, based in New York, was the former Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing… Read more

Lex McGraw

Lex McGraw

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Lex McGraw is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Private Equity, Financial Officers and Sports practices. He is a trusted advisor in… Read more

Richard Warren

Richard Warren

Atlanta

Rich Warren, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Media & Entertainment, Sports, and Legal Consultancy Services practices. Read more

Caroline Lombardi

Caroline Lombardi

Miami

Caroline Lombardi, based in Miami, leads the US Hospitality and Leisure Practice. She serves clients through executive search… Read more

Dale McDermott

Dale McDermott

Toronto

Based in Toronto, Dale McDermott belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Financial Services, and Industrial practices. Read more

Marc Normandin

Marc Normandin

Montreal Office Leader, Toronto, Vancouver

Marc Normandin is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner for Canada. Based in Montreal, he draws on his international experience when advising companies on… Read more

Alejandro Elizondo

Alejandro Elizondo

Mexico City

Alejandro Elizondo, based in Monterrey, Mexico, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Financial, Technology, Services and Family Business practices. Read more

Simon Page

Simon Page

London

Simon Page is a trusted advisor on board performance, talent development, and the appointment and integration of senior executives. Based in London… Read more

Charlie Beasley

Charlie Beasley

London

Based in London, Charlie Beasley is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Legal Regulatory & Compliance Professionals… Read more

Jerome Hamon

Jerome Hamon

Paris

Jerome Hamon, based in Paris, advises corporations and private equity firms on leadership, recruitment, and talent development. Jerome leads our… Read more

Ingrid van den Maegdenbergh

Ingrid van den Maegdenbergh

Amsterdam

Ingrid van den Maegdenbergh is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in Amsterdam. She works on leadership projects, with special expertise in consumer and… Read more

Natascha van Boetzelaer

Natascha van Boetzelaer

Amsterdam

Natascha van Boetzelaer is a thought leader on all aspects of digital talent and organizations. Based in Egon Zehnder’s Amsterdam office… Read more

Isabelle Langlois-Loris

Isabelle Langlois-Loris

Brussels

Isabelle Langlois-Loris offers deep expertise in all talent matters, including executive and board searches, management appraisals, and leadership… Read more

Philippe Loewenstein

Philippe Loewenstein

Brussels

Philippe Loewenstein, based in Brussels, advises clients on executive and board search, management appraisal, and leadership consulting. A partner of… Read more


Thought Leadership | Communications & Public Affairs Officers

All Eyes and Ears on Communications During the COVID-19 Crisis

All Eyes and Ears on Communications During the COVID-19 Crisis

How corporate affairs and communications leaders are steering organizations through a pandemic. Read more

Voices of Leadership

Voices of Leadership

CEOs are turning to Corporate Affairs like never before. Read more

Curiosity is the Key to Professional Growth

Curiosity is the Key to Professional Growth

Egon Zehnder's Gizem Weggemans discusses what it takes to be a well-rounded communication leader in today’s market. Read more

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

In a series of discussions with senior global communications leaders over the past six months, we explored the role they are playing in helping… Read more

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

The rapid elevation of communications leadership has given many practitioners a seat at the table but has left them to fill the role without… Read more

What We Heard – Never Waste a Crisis

What We Heard – Never Waste a Crisis

The combination of overlapping social media networks with passionate and vigilant consumers means that chief marketing officers and chief communications officers are never more… Read more

PRWeek – How Communications Leaders Adapt to a Post-PR World

PRWeek – How Communications Leaders Adapt to a Post-PR World

PRWeek, eBay, Egon Zehnder, and Edelman convened senior PR pros from Silicon Valley to discuss best practices and big issues facing the comms and… Read more

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