Chris Donkin

Head of Industrial & Technology Practice

Chris is the Partner responsible for the Industrial & Technology Practice, where he also works within the Board Practice on executive and non-executive appointments.

Chris has a breadth of industrial sector experience encompassing design and product development, manufacturing and supply chain, marketing, sales and service, as well as finance, human resources and other corporate functions. He has particular in-depth knowledge of the global automotive sector and was recently described by the Financial Times as “one of the car industry’s leading head hunters”. Previously Chris was a Senior Client Partner in the Global Industrial Practice at Korn Ferry. Prior to that he was European Managing Partner and then Chief Executive of two boutique executive search firms. He began his career at advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, where he worked with a number of blue chip global industrial clients.

Chris holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds and has been a regular speaker on the subject of leadership at conferences and on professional development programmes, including the CLEPA Global Management Programme at Imperial College London Business School.