Barry Herriott
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Barry Herriott

Senior Advisor, Senior Client Partner

Barry Herriott is a Senior Advisor & Senior Client Partner with Korn Ferry, Ireland based in Dublin

A recognised Boardroom Consultant, throughout his career Mr Herriott has established a reputation as a trusted advisor to leading companies in Ireland and overseas across a wide range of industries in the public, private, FDI and not-for-profit sectors, including; food, energy, utilities, telecoms, engineering, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, construction, pharma, technology, retail, private equity and financial services.

Formerly an ‘executive search’ consultant with the Hay Group, he continued to build his reputation as a board and c-level search professional, building his own business to be one of Ireland’s pre-eminent ‘c-suite’ recruiters, before joining Korn Ferry. He has successfully designed and recruited boards and management teams for companies both as part of change programmes and for those implementing growth and restructuring strategies.

Mr Herriott started his career in commercial roles in the energy sector with BP and Shell Oil. He became Director of the commercial development division at the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards, which later became part of Enterprise Ireland, where he led teams of business and technology consultants, providing Irish corporates with services to identify worldwide and acquire new licensing opportunities.

Barry Herriott has a primary degree in science from University College Dublin and an MBA from Smurfit Business School.