Savannah Group is delighted to announce that Damian Walsh has joined the firm as a Partner in their Industrial Practice and Head of the firm’s Board & CEO Practice.
In an international career spanning thirty years, Damian has worked with leadership teams across multiple geographies and sectors including Natural Resources, Manufacturing & Distribution, Technology, Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment and Professional Services. Damian brings insight into effective leadership, management and governance and a strong point of view about the keys to success in business, particularly in challenging environments.
John Ellis – Executive Chairman Savannah Group
‘I am delighted that Damian has decided to join Savannah Group at this critical next stage in the firms development. Having re-branded the firm as Savannah Group in 2017, we are keen to consolidate our position as a leading challenger to some of the more traditional international executive search brands. A crucial ingredient for our future development is having a successful Board & CEO Practice and Damian adds strength and depth to our existing team.
We believe that the move towards a more digital based economy and the realisation of the benefits that can be achieved through a more diverse team, Boards will continue to look for new skill sets and different backgrounds to maximise their opportunity to succeed in this rapidly changing market. Going forward, they will not solely rely on the churn of more traditional candidates offered by some executive search firms and Damian and I both believe that Savannah offers a fresh and compelling alternative.
Damian has a wealth of Board experience and a track record of working with organisations to transform Board effectiveness. We look forward to working with him and the opportunity to introduce him to our clients and talent pool of future Directors.’
Damian recently left Heidrick & Struggles where he was a Partner and a member of its Global Industrial and Board & CEO Practices. Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Damian was Managing Director at a global management consultancy supporting many of the world’s largest companies in large-scale strategy execution. In his earlier career, Damian enjoyed more than 20 years as a partner in Ernst & Young (now EY), initially in Australia then New York and London where he has lived with his family since 2000.
Damian is also a non-executive director of Arqiva Group Limited and a non-executive director of the Australia – United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia & New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors.
‘I am thrilled to be joining Savannah Group and to have the opportunity to work with John and a dynamic team of leadership professionals with deep, global research expertise and a keen understanding of leadership dynamics, especially at this time of economic, technological and geo-political risk and opportunity.’
About Savannah Group
Savannah Group is a global executive search and interim management firm, specialising in board appointments, functional C-Suite appointments and key-sectors. We empower business leadership teams by helping them acquire proven leaders that enable and deliver short-term and long-term transformation. Partners at Savannah are involved in service delivery at every step. They are industry-leading figures whose networks are second to none. Find our more about Savannah Group at https://www.savannah-group.com