David Kidd specializes in board assignments and CEO succession with particular expertise in the natural resources and industrial sectors. During his career, he has been the head of Egon Zehnder’s global Board Practice and has led the firm’s global CEO Succession and Executive Assessment and Development Practices. Based in London, David is a trusted advisor to boards of directors in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.
It is a privilege to work with so many of the world’s prominent leaders to solve their most complex and sensitive people issues and to provide them with the best possible options.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, David was an investor and CEO at a startup that became a leader in the emerging field of biotechnology. Previously he was the UK Marketing Director of Ferag AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of post-press-printing machinery. David gained expertise in mining and natural resources during the first seven years of his career when he worked with Anglo American and Rio Tinto in South Africa, the UK, and the US.
David earned a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. When not working, he spends time with his wife and children and enjoys skiing, sailing, swimming, and the arts.