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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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Public & Social Sector Consultants

Bart Blommers

Bart Blommers

Amsterdam

Global Lead

Bart Blommers, based in Amsterdam, specializes in the technology and industrial space and leads our global Public and Social Sector Practice. Read more

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. Read more

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… Read more

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… 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

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital and HR practices with experience in multiple industries. Read more

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice where serves clients in the Media, Entertainment, and lifestyle… Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, leads the firm’s Leadership Advisory practice. He was Egon Zehnder’s U. S. Managing Partner from 2010 to 2016 and… Read more

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington, D.C.

Simmi Singh is based in Egon Zehnder’s Chicago office, and in her decade with the Firm, has played a founding and leadership role in the Firm’s… Read more

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… Read more

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. 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

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… Read more

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… Read more

Gizem Weggemans

Gizem Weggemans

London

Gizem Weggemans, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s HR Officers Practice globally. Beyond her functional expertise, she also focuses on succession… Read more

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… Read more

Thought Leadership on Public & Social Sector

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The Hindu – Making 'Lateral Entry' Work

The Hindu – Making 'Lateral Entry' Work

Executive Search

Most CEOs are grappling with one particular challenge, irrespective of industry or geography: getting the right leadership talent. Governments face this challenge too. The… Read more

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