Gareth McIlroy

Gareth McIlroy

Managing Director, Korn Ferry Hay Group

Singapore

Gareth McIlroy is a Managing Director for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s Singapore office.

Mr. McIlroy has built an impressive track record supporting clients spanning a broad range of industries, and has coached and developed senior executives from major multinationals, family owned enterprises and governmental agencies in a variety of countries around the world.

His work with senior executives includes supporting leadership teams in leading mergers, acquisitions and preparation for an IPO. Mr. McIlroy has also played a leading role in the CEO Succession and Transition at a variety of firms. 

Mr. McIlroy’s key area of expertise is in designing and implementing initiatives for senior leaders to drive executive team effectiveness and internal development needs. He uses his natural coaching skills in working with senior executives to not only identify and assess their Leadership Development needs, but also to support them as they focus on specific skills to enhance their leadership effectiveness.

His approach has involved work at the individual and team level, but he has also delivered numerous programs for larger groups, allowing significant scale to be achieved in an accelerated timeframe. 

Mr. McIlroy holds a BSC in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK, and an MBA from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, a joint degree with the Wharton School and JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry Hay Group, Mr. McIlroy was Regional Managing Partner for APAC and M.E. for another Leadership Consulting firm based in Singapore.

Mr. McIlroy is on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Ireland Fund, a member of the Global Ireland Funds, which he helped to set up in Singapore in 2009.