Korn Ferry
Christopher Kirkness

Christopher Kirkness

Senior Client Partner


Christopher Kirkness is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s London office, a member of the Firm’s Board & CEO Services Practice, and Chairman of the Firm’s Private Equity Sector in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Previously, Mr. Kirkness was at ABN-AMRO Bank, leading the Financial Sponsor Group globally through offices in New York, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Mr. Kirkness began his investment banking career at Kleinwort Benson, becoming a director in 1986, and transferring to New York to head its U.S. corporate finance business. In 1990 he joined UBS as a managing director in the European corporate finance division, and in 1994 joined Flemings, with responsibilities for its global privatisation practice, and then headed Latin American investment banking.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London.