London, October 4, 2017 — Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that Bob Casey will be joining its EMEA Sports Practice as a Senior Client Partner, based in the Dublin Office. Mr. Casey will help Korn Ferry to expand its rapidly-growing sports business, as well as sit across the CEO, Board, Retail and Consumer practices.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Casey was the CEO and former captain of London Irish RFC, one of the most widely-recognized and successful professional rugby franchises in the UK. He is a former professional rugby player and leader with extensive experience working in high-performance team environments, having represented Leinster, London Irish, Ireland and the Barbarians. Previously a senior business development manager at a leading waste-to-energy business in England, he has operated at executive and board-levels both in Ireland and internationally.
“The sports sector is going through a period of dramatic change and transformation where the need for leadership and talent is becoming even greater. I am delighted to be joining Korn Ferry’s premier Sports Practice at such an exciting time,” Mr. Casey said.
“We’re immensely pleased that Bob has joined the team at Korn Ferry,” said Richard Sumner, Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s EMEA Sports Practice. “As former CEO of London Irish, Bob has a unique blend of leadership that is grounded in knowledge of the game and a wealth of business acumen, managing one of Britain’s most successful clubs. His experience and unique set of skills will be of huge value to existing clients, and will help us to continue to differentiate and grow the Korn Ferry Sports practice in EMEA.”
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