Our Partners are senior executives with broad and diverse business leadership backgrounds.

Leadership consulting is a second or third career for our partners and we have each practiced in this area for many years. Most partners previously held executive level roles in top ten global executive search firms and/or strategy consulting firms. We have worked in many different cultures, and have a richness of educational and life-experience backgrounds.

We recognise, understand and are passionate about the leadership issues which matter to our clients. We would be delighted to discuss your leadership issues.
 

 

Vincent Demay, Senior Partner

Vincent is a Senior Partner at EWK International. He specializes in board-level searches and senior management appointments in the Consumer, Retail, Lifestyle and Media sectors. Before joining the executive search sector, Vincent led the development of Clear Channel Outdoor, the world's leading outdoor advertising specialist.

For ten years before joining the executive search sector, Vincent was the Sales and Development Manager of Clear Channel Outdoor, the world's leading outdoor advertising specialist in both traditional and also spectacular digital displays. He led the substantive growth, market penetration, value development and incremental success of Clear Channel Outdoor in France, working with advertisers to create inspiring out-of-home advertising campaigns across Europe.  

Before moving into the media environment, Vincent was Divisional General Manager of Europe’s most prominent in-store marketing company, High Co, the European market leader and a major business within WPP Group plc, the global market leader in communications services. Vincent was accountable for delivering highly effective offline and digital marketing solutions, for leading retailers and consumer goods companies across Europe.

Vincent brings to executive search and leadership consulting, deep knowledge of the Consumer, Retail, Lifestyle and Media sectors, having spent more than 20 years in senior marketing operations and profit-accountable general management roles, in high profile communications services, integrated marketing and major brand-building companies in Europe.

Vincent is a graduate of Ecole Superieure de Publicite and Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas. He has degrees in Business Administration and Law.

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Geoffrey Walker, Managing Partner

Geoffrey is the firm’s Managing Partner in the UK and a highly skilled search practitioner, with more than 25 years of international executive search experience in North & South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and China. He specialises in board-level executive search in industrial markets world-wide and has  deep experience in several key industry sectors, including power, energy and natural resources, extractive industries, engineering contracting, construction, infrastructure, industrial technology and support services. He began his career in industry with Rockwell, a global corporation delivering automation to the world’s leading capital process industries.

Geoffrey has extensive search experience in industrial markets. He leads international searches for CEOs, commercial and operational directors, senior functional leaders and high level technical specialists in major industry sectors, working very closely with new and long-standing clients which include prominent international, quoted companies, unlisted smaller enterprises private equity backed, high growth firmsand high profile industry secretariats and associations, in North & South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and China.

His began his career with IBM, subsequently moving into industry where he progressed through several international management roles with Rockwell, a global corporation specialising in industrial automation and advanced process solutions for the world’s leading capital-intensive industries. He moved into search in the 1980s with a small, high profile search boutique, before joining the global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, where he was appointed Head of the Industry Practice.

Searches in recent  years have been concluded for clients in Aerospace & Defence; Construction Materials; EPC Contracting & Construction; Electronics & Precision Engineering; Industrial Technology & Manufacturing;  Infrastructure, Transportation & Utilities; Mining & Natural Resources; Power & Energy; Support Services, Outsourcing & Facilities Management. Geoffrey also delivers coaching, mentoring, assessment, professional development and strategic consulting advisory services to long-standing clients.

Geoffrey is a graduate of Durham University. He has a degree in Behavioural Sciences and is a Chartered Psychologist.

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