Rachel O’Connor

Rachel O’Connor

Senior Client Partner


Rachel O’Connor is a Senior Client Partner and leads Korn Ferry Hay Group’s Strategy Execution solutions area for western North America. She works with clients across North America and internationally.

Ms. O’Connor is recognized for her keen ability to help clients deliver solutions that get business results – whether through large scale transformation, targeted change or incremental value.

As a big-picture thinker and a detailed analyst and implementer, Ms. O’Connor uses her broad business and people knowledge and experience to manage risk, create value, and engage organizations through change, and to create seamless and effective business solutions.

Ms. O’Connor brings expertise in business transformation, human capital strategy, operating model and organization design, culture and change. She develops and delivers solutions that align structure, leadership, talent, performance, reward, and reward to help organizations put their strategy into action through people – and get long term, sustained results.

Ms. O’Connor’s clients come from all sectors and sizes, with a particular emphasis on technology, industrials and consumer organizations.

Ms. O’Connor brings twenty-five years of experience in business leadership, human resources, technology and operations. She brings personal experience as a P&L leader in both established and growing organizations. She has 9 years of experience at Hay Group. 

Ms. O’Connor holds a bachelor of aerospace engineering, a masters in mechanical engineering and a masters of business administration. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She has served on boards, advisory boards and special committees for organizations including the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, UNIFEM (the United Nations Women’s Development Fund) the Vancouver Aquarium and two universities.

She is a member of the CPHR Award of Excellence Committee, the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Women’s Executive Network. She is on the faculty of The Directors College, which credentials corporate directors.