HR Practice Leader, EMEA

Iain leads the EMEA Human Resources Practice for Korn Ferry Professional Search and is responsible for middle-to-senior level search assignments for HR professionals.

This includes country, regional, and business unit HR directors and senior HR business partners as well as specialist roles in talent management and acquisition, reward, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, organization design, change management, HR transformation, people analytics and ER/IR.

Iain works closely with colleagues in the HR effectiveness, talent, culture, diversity, reward and organizational advisory practices to provide insight into the key leadership and organizational challenges facing our clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Iain led the HR practice of a boutique financial services executive search firm, having previously been a director at a specialist HR recruitment company for nine years, where he led the executive search business.

Before specializing in HR, Iain spent 14 years running senior search assignments in the management consultancy sector. He has also worked on numerous international assignments across Europe, UAE, Asia, and the Former Soviet Union.

Iain has worked extensively with leading companies across a variety of sectors including: consumer goods; manufacturing; banking; insurance; fintech; energy; transport; NGO; public sector; media; technology; and pharmaceuticals.

Iain has a degree in history from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies.