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Communications Executive Search

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.


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

Samanta Stewart

Samanta Stewart

Los Angeles

US Lead

Based in Los Angeles, Samanta Hegedus Stewart is part of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Hospitality, Technology and Financial Services practices. Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Kim Henderson, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, previously led the firm’s Consumer Practice for the Americas. 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 Office Leader

Lex McGraw leads Egon Zehnder’s Atlanta office. As an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Financial Officers, and Private Capital practices… 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 and co-leads Egon… Read more

Caroline Lombardi

Caroline Lombardi

Miami

Caroline Lombardi, based in Miami, leads the US Hospitality and Leisure Practice as well as Consumer Services. Read more

Patrick Mendenall

Patrick Mendenall

Seattle

Based in Seattle, Patrick Mendenall is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Practice focusing on the gaming industry. Read more

Marc Normandin

Marc Normandin

Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

Marc Normandin, based in Montreal, draws on his international experience when advising companies on board succession, C-suite and executive… Read more

Alejandro Elizondo

Alejandro Elizondo

Mexico City, Monterrey

Based in Monterrey, Alejandro Elizondo leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice in Mexico. He is also an active member of the firm’s global Financial… Read more

Dale McDermott

Dale McDermott

London

Based in London, Dale McDermott belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Public & Social Sector 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 a consultant at Egon Zehnder with a focus on Reputation, Governance and Regulation. Read more

Francesca Colantuoni

Francesca Colantuoni

London

Francesca Colantuoni, based in London, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Services Practices, supporting clients on leadership advisory. Read more

Magali Soulier

Magali Soulier

Paris

Based in Paris, Magali Soulier is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Services and Technology & Communications practices. 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


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