Senior Client Partner

Chris Davies is an Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s London office. He leads our Organisation Strategy practice in the UK and Ireland, and specialises in the design and delivery of organisational transformation in large and complex organisations.

Chris has worked extensively within the public sector – recent clients include HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Education. He has also worked with clients in the police and wider criminal justice system, the NHS, and in universities.

In the commercial sector, Chris has worked with clients in financial services, logistics, and high-tech manufacturing, often at the intersection of commercial and regulated activity.

Recent results Chris has delivered include: developing a new organisational model that released £40m operating cost from a commercial logistics business; delivering a culture and leadership change programme that supported delivery of Europe’s largest transformation programme; and redesigning the organisational structure for the government agency leading development of renewable energy across the UK.

Chris specialises in working with large and complex organisations, converting strategy and policy aims into practical programmes of change, improving strategic alignment across organisations, and leading work to support lasting culture change. He is particularly interested in building dynamic organisations that adapt to shifting customer needs and environmental demands.

Alongside organisational transformation, Chris has also led work delivering leadership development, including through executive and leadership team coaching, and assessment. 

Chris has a first-class honours degree in Ancient and Modern History from the University of Oxford.   

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Chris led the transformation practice at Tribal Group, and was a policy advisor at the UK Ministry of Defence. Chris has worked both in the UK and internationally, including in the US, Canada and India.