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Public & Social Sector

Public institutions — from universities to NGOs to trade associations — have never played a more prominent role in society. At the same time, the operating models of these organizations have had to adapt to a more complex funding landscape amid heightened public scrutiny and expectations. The leaders of these institutions are under pressure to drive significant cultural and operational change in entirely new environments. 

Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Service (PSS) Practice uses its global reach and long experience in the space to help a wide range of public institutions assess their organizational structure, design role descriptions that reflect this new reality, and build leadership teams that have the competencies and the commitment essential for success today. We work to structure our PSS engagement teams so that they include consultants who have both the requisite expertise and networks and a personal interest in your organization’s mission. We have had the privilege of working with hundreds of the world’s leading public organizations on their leadership journeys and we look forward to working on yours.

Public & Social Sector Capabilities

Academia & Education

At Egon Zehnder, our Academia and Education Practice works closely with boards of trustees and search committees to help them rethink evolving role specifications, organizational structures, and candidate pools.

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Arts & Culture

At Egon Zehnder, our Arts and Culture Practice works with you to forge a common culture and vision that combines a dedication to your organization’s mission with professionalization and efficiency.

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Government & Regulatory

The tremendous technological, economic, and cultural changes under way in society today require governments to rethink how they create and implement policy, deliver services, and interact with the private sector.

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Interest Representations & Associations

Our Interest Representations and Associations Practice helps associations of all types find and develop leaders who will be dynamic, strategically oriented advocates for your mission.

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Intergovernmental & Multilateral Organizations

The Egon Zehnder Intergovernmental and Multilateral Organizations Practice helps the boards and chief executives of these groups find the leadership solutions they need in this new environment.

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NGOs, Charities & Foundations

Our NGOs, Charities and Foundations Practice helps you find and develop leaders who can speak the language of both business and mission, and who also have the management abilities needed to handle the ever-increasing demands of transparency, efficiency, and performance.

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Find a Consultant

Neil Hindle

Neil Hindle

New York, Washington, D.C.

Global Lead

Neil Hindle, based in New York and Washington D.C., leads Egon Zehnder’s Public and Social Sector Practice globally and has deep expertise appointing…

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Watson, based in Washington, D.C., is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice, serving clients across the health-care spectrum.

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal…

Andrea Kilpatrick

Andrea Kilpatrick

New York

Andrea is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Practice where she leads the firm’s work with “creators”. Partnering with the…

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston, Johannesburg

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals and Health Practices.

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, was Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 and now serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington, D.C.

Simmi Singh is an expert on governance and leadership development, counseling investors, founders, and boards on governance matters, board…

Matt Bohn

Matt Bohn

Los Angeles

Matt Bohn, based in Los Angeles and the Southwest/Intermountain West region, is a seasoned operating executive and leadership advisor who works with…

Pamela Warren

Pamela Warren

Toronto, Calgary, Montreal

Pamela Warren, based in Toronto, has deep expertise in leadership best practices, CEO succession, and board recruitment and effectiveness.

Simon Page

Simon Page

London

Simon Page is a trusted advisor on board performance, talent development, and the appointment and integration of senior executives.

Anthony Cavanough

Anthony Cavanough

London

Anthony Cavanough, based in London, leads executive search and leadership assessment, development and advisory projects for a wide range of…

Gizem Weggemans

Gizem Weggemans

London

Gizem Weggemans, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s HR Officers Practice as well as its Communications and Public Affairs Officers practices…

Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

London

Ashley Summerfield leads Egon Zehnder’s global Board Consulting Practice. He is a trusted advisor to scores of prestigious clients around the world…

Evelyne Sevin

Evelyne Sevin

Paris

Evelyne joined Egon Zehnder in 1991 where she serves clients at international level in the consumer practice and public sector as an executive search…

Vincent Ravanas

Vincent Ravanas

Paris

Based in Paris, Vincent Ravanas is a trusted advisor to business leaders, executive teams, and boards at public corporations, private equity-portfolio…

Art Avdeev

Art Avdeev

Paris

Art Avdeev advises clients across a range of industries in Europe and emerging markets worldwide.

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