Senior Principal

Gail Lumby is Senior Principal for Korn Ferry leading the Firm's Cape Town office.

She leads the strategic positioning of leadership within organisations to drive growth and development programs for a range of organizations. The programs address leadership needs from the top team to front-line leaders, focusing on the alignment of leaders to the strategic business intent, linking business acumen to leadership skills. Working with middle management and front-line leaders, she provides the toolkits needed to adjust from being individual contributors into leadership roles.

Gail partners with organizations to create competency frameworks and assess leaders through behavioral interviews, talent management, succession planning, and selection decisions. In addition to supporting on diversity and inclusion and effective communication.

Gail is accredited across solutions, including job measurement and organizational design, focusing on the design and implementation of projects related to leadership development, team effectiveness, and talent management. She partners with clients in the public and private sectors in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa within the financial services, fast moving consumer goods, information and communications technology, and oil and gas sectors. She works to ensure that solutions address the impact of the changing face of business, offering maximum value and return on investment.

Gail's areas of expertise include: leadership and talent management, team effectiveness, employee engagement and culture, succession planning, coaching, facilitation, competency modeling, talent strategy development, and training.

Ms. Lumby has a masters degree in assessment and quality assurance (University of Pretoria, South Africa). She has worked in the education sector at both the secondary and tertiary level serving on management committees.