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Neil Waters

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Neil Waters leads the Hong Kong office and the firm’s board and CEO succession practice in Hong Kong and jointly runs the China practice. He has spent more than 20 years advising global clients on a range of challenging matters related to CEO and board succession. His clients include governments, community organizations, and private sector companies in numerous industries. Neil has also played a senior role in the professional development of the firm’s consultants globally.

The firm is my family. And in this firm I have the opportunity to assist important institutions in our community to make decisions about leadership. This is what really matters. It’s such a privilege and I can’t believe I get paid to do this job.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Neil was a Consultant and Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career, he was a Systems Engineer and Marketing Representative with IBM Australia.

Neil has an electrical and electronic engineering degree from the University of Adelaide in South Australia and an MBA from Cornell University in the U.S. When not working, he enjoys European handball, chess, reading, sharpening his Latin, and curling. He has also served on the board of the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, the leading arts festival in Australia.

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