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Richard Simmonds

Richard Simmonds

Managing Consultant, Industry


Richard Simmonds is a Managing Consultant in Korn Ferry’s London office, where he is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial Market.

Working within the Futurestep business, he is responsible for overseeing the execution of middle-to-senior level search assignments across the Construction, Infrastructure & Services sectors. Mr. Simmonds is an experienced recruitment professional with a number of years’ experience in the marketplace.

His career began in the Royal Navy, where he flew the Lynx helicopter in the Fleet Air Arm completing a number of tours of duty around the world.

Upon completion of his military service, he joined UBS and worked for a further 6 years as a fixed-income trader specialising in the Australian and New Zealand government and corporate markets.

Mr. Simmonds left the banking world and joined a boutique search firm, focusing on the Property, Construction and Engineering sectors, where he became a Director leading on professional services within these sectors.

Throughout his career, he has successfully developed a strong presence in the infrastructure, property, construction and services sectors; focusing on originating and executing assignments for high profile clients across the industry.

Mr. Simmonds holds a LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Wolverhampton.  He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Freeman of the City of London.