Previously, David Gibbs led the Firm's European Industrial Practice building leadership teams and advising on Board-level and Executive Committee positions for companies seeking to sustain market leadership. Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 1996, he worked for KPMG Search and Selection.
Before entering the executive search profession, David Gibbs's career included some six years in the Army. He then joined ICI Plc, the FTSE 100 chemicals company, working in sales and marketing in the Chemicals and Polymers Division and later in product management. In 1989 he joined KPMG in their Management Consulting business focusing upon manufacturing companies and specialising in organisational design and development.
His clients cover a broad range of industrial sectors including Aerospace & Defence, Building Products & Construction, Chemicals, Distribution, Electronics, Engineering, Minerals & Mining, Paper & Packaging, Support Services, Tobacco and Utilities. He specialises in Chairman, Non Executive Directors ,CEO and CFO appointments across the FTSE 100, 250, small cap and AIM as well as privately owned and private equity backed companies.