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Rachael De Renzy Channer

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Rachael De Renzy Channer is Egon Zehnder’s Global Head of Sustainability. Prior to undertaking this role, she was part of the Industrial and Board Practice Groups in London and led the Firm’s Sustainability Practice. She has extensive experience conducting executive search, leadership advisory, and sustainability work with our clients.

I believe “Servant Leaders” will help create a sustainable future through businesses that are committed to delivering value to multiple stakeholders

Rachael spent twelve years in the Army, having commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into the Royal Artillery. A large part of her military career was spent focussing on leadership and development. Rachael retired from the Army with the rank of Major and joined Invensys Plc as part of a new Corporate Security team, before moving into the Corporate Strategy function. She subsequently moved into the Schneider Electric UK & Ireland business as Head of Strategy Implementation. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Rachael led Strategy at Avon Rubber – leading Artis their Material Consultancy business with a focus on driving increased sustainability through innovative technology.

A life-long learner – she has a BA (Hons) in War Studies from King’s College London, an MBA from the OU and an MSc in Global Security from Cranfield University.

Rachael is passionate about finding and developing great leaders who drive business results and have a “ripple effect” by growing high performing teams around them.

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New study from Egon Zehnder Finds Boards Need Four Key Ingredients to Become Stewards of Sustainability

New study from Egon Zehnder Finds Boards Need Four Key Ingredients to Become Stewards of Sustainability

A report released by Egon Zehnder has found that while boards are prioritizing sustainability, there is room for improvement for driving ESG agendas. Read more

Stewards of Sustainability

Stewards of Sustainability

The 2022 Sustainability Board Report recommends that companies increase their sustainability engagement with diversity, education and self-reflection. Read more

Chief sustainability officers prosper as ESG risks mount

Chief sustainability officers prosper as ESG risks mount

Rachael De Renzy Channer discusses how the Chief Sustainability Officer has become a crucial member of the corporate management team. Read more

Four Ways to Move Your Sustainability Agenda Forward

Four Ways to Move Your Sustainability Agenda Forward

As companies gear up to incorporate sustainability more holistically, we outline practical actions leaders can take to make progress on sustainability goals. Read more

CEOs at the Vanguard of Sustainable Growth

CEOs at the Vanguard of Sustainable Growth

A sizeable minority of CEOs—one in four of those who participated in our survey—say that sustainability is already a major driver of their decisions.… Read more

What It Takes to Be a Sustainability Leader Today

What It Takes to Be a Sustainability Leader Today

For all of the urgency around economic, social, and governance issues, actions around the globe are uneven and slow moving. Before the coronavirus struck,… Read more

Keep Your Innovation Muscle Pumping in a Crisis

Keep Your Innovation Muscle Pumping in a Crisis

How COVID-19 should – and shouldn’t – impact the innovation agenda. Read more

CSOs Discuss Hopes and Fears for A Post COVID-19 World

CSOs Discuss Hopes and Fears for A Post COVID-19 World

COVID-19 is changing the world we live in, including for sustainability leaders. Egon Zehnder’s recent virtual meeting with a group of sustainability leaders shared… Read more

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