James Edge is a Principal for Korn Ferry, based in the Firm’s London office.

James has over 10 years business and consulting experience and specialises in Leadership Assessment, Succession and Development.  Whilst he has cross-sector experience, he has a focus on clients working in the Financial Services and Private Equity sectors.

During his time at Korn Ferry, James has built strong track record in delivering global assessment solutions to clients, working with organisations from across EMEA, North America and APAC markets.  He has fulfilled a wide range of roles; partnering with clients to set their talent and assessment strategies, assessing mid to senior level leaders as well as large-scale global engagement and project management.

Passionate about helping others, James invests significant time in upskilling client teams in core assessment skills as well as Korn Ferry IP.  He is also an active member of the Korn Ferry consultant community, acting as a Solution Area Community Lead for the UK and Ireland. 

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, James worked for an education consultancy, helping clients build and deliver CSR programmes.  As part of this role he worked with a leading sports charity to create an outreach programme that connected with over 10,000 young adults across the UK.  During this programme James worked with a number of elite-level athletes, sharing their stories to inspire the next generation.

James is a graduate of Loughborough University where he obtained a Masters degree in Globalization as well as a Bachelors degree in Geography.  He is a member of the British Psychological Society as well as being an accredited Level A and B practioner.