Shaun Barnes

Shaun Barnes

Senior Client Partner


Shaun Barnes is a Senior Client Partner and Head of Business Development for the South African & Sub-Saharan Africa region for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Johannesburg office.

Mr. Barnes has over twenty years of experience in helping organizations in the development of tailor-made solutions. He has worked with a wide number of clients across several industries and has led the implementation of several global projects.

Mr. Barnes has strong experience in the mining, fast moving consumer goods, financial, and telecommunications sectors.

Mr. Barnes has extensive experience in job measurement, organizational design, reward strategies and design, executive reward programs, strategic workforce planning, and performance management.

Mr. Barnes has been with Korn Ferry for twelve years. Prior to this he ran his own consultancy for four years and was previously a human resources manager at a large transport company as well serving several years in the diplomatic service.

Mr. Barnes holds a bachelor’s of art (law) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a bachelor of business administration (honors) from the University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Barnes is a member of the South African Reward Association (SARA).