Elissa Coward

Elissa Coward

Senior Client Partner


Elissa Coward is a Senior Client Partner located in Korn Ferry’s London office.

Ms. Coward has over 15 years’ experience working as a transformation consultant helping clients to deliver complex change and turnaround programmes. She has worked with clients such as EA Games, Turner/CNN, BBC, Citi, Aviva, Credit Suisse and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, delivering transformation programmes that have driven improved people performance.

Ms. Coward has designed and delivered new operating models to enable global integration, divestment, joint venture and cost reduction and led cultural transformation programmes to improve customer service, product innovation and profitability.

Ms. Coward specializes in business transformation, culture change, performance improvement and management. 

Ms. Coward has held a variety of senior HR roles, including Head of HR, Post Office Limited Operations and HR Director ANZ Banking Group New Zealand where she delivered significant change programmes that created uplifts in employee engagement and customer satisfaction for both organisations. She graduated from the University of Melbourne – with a BA (Hons.), Psychology.