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Andrew Roscoe, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Executive Assessment and Development Practice and is also an active member of the firm’s Board Consulting and CEO practices. After specializing for many years in the energy and industrial sectors, he now also concentrates on CEO and CFO succession and private-equity portfolio leadership. He is devoted to improving team performance and organizational effectiveness.

I love helping clients to fully tap their organization’s resources and potential by making better choices about people.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Andrew worked in the corporate finance department of Cazenove & Co., where he mainly handled M&A transactions involving industrial and financial-service companies. He began his career in a nuclear research laboratory, then designed power plants before concentrating on strategy work in that sector.

Andrew earned a BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from the London Business School. He is very devoted to his large family, which includes two dogs, and makes an effort to stay in touch with friends and relatives. Andrew also enjoys long-distance cycling; recently he completed a trip across Europe in support of a children’s charity.

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Harvard Business Review — From Curious to Competent

Harvard Business Review — From Curious to Competent

For 30 years, Egon Zehnder has been in the business of assessing leaders along two broad dimensions: potential and competence. One key conclusion? You can’t have either without curiosity. Although we have found that high potentials also need insight, engagement, and determination, curiosity—defined as a penchant for seeking new experiences, knowledge, and feedback and an openness to change—is perhaps most important.

How to Become an Audit Committee Chair and Then Succeed

How to Become an Audit Committee Chair and Then Succeed

Based on a survey of a 140 UK based respondents across Audit Committee Chairs, Board Chairs, CFOs and Audit Partners in the UK. The survey was supplemented with 21 interviews with UK Board Chairs, Audit Committee Chairs, CFOs and Audit Partners aimed at determining what characteristics are needed to lead this key Committee, what the job entails now, and crucially how an Audit Committee Chair can succeed.

Turning Potential into Success – The Missing Link in Leadership Development

Turning Potential into Success – The Missing Link in Leadership Development

Corporate leadership development programs aren’t working. Less than a quarter of executives at the organizations that have them think they’re effective. Evaluations of managers at thousands of corporations suggest that 72% have what it takes to grow into C-suite roles. How can we bridge the gap between this raw talent and executive success?

Chief Executive – Turning a Potential Leader Into a Successful One

Chief Executive – Turning a Potential Leader Into a Successful One

Managing and developing high-potential leaders is one of the most difficult corporate practices in today’s ever-changing environment, says Andrew Roscoe, the global leader of Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice.

Egon Zehnder’s International Executive Panel – What Makes You Thrive?

Egon Zehnder’s International Executive Panel – What Makes You Thrive?

HR leaders aren’t doing enough to help senior executives unlock their professional potent, reports HREOnline, citing Egon Zehnder’s recent study: “Leadership Identity – What Makes You Thrive”.

Financial Times – Empathy: The New Must-Have for Executives

Financial Times – Empathy: The New Must-Have for Executives

As firms abandon top-down management models, empathy is the new must-have for today’s leaders, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Andrew Roscoe in the Financial Times. Empathetic leaders get more out of their teams and show personal learning and growth spikes, explains Roscoe.

Never hide

Never hide

Diversity thought leader Binna Kandola discusses improvements in creativity, leadership and productivity.

Boards Start to Take Succession Planning Very Seriously

Boards Start to Take Succession Planning Very Seriously

Sudden CEO departures can send companies into a tailspin, especially in the absence of solid succession planning, reports the Financial Times.

Better Boards: Non Executives “don’t need no education”

Better Boards: Non Executives “don’t need no education”

Andrew Roscoe, UK head of Egon Zehnder, the global search firm, sees possibilities for education in the boardroom and agrees that content – governance and regulation – and behavioural aspects are key.

Diversity: Enriching an Organization's Leadership Capabilities

Diversity: Enriching an Organization's Leadership Capabilities

Comment on the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms in the UK.

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