Kate Walsh

Executive Director, Consumer Team at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Executive Director, Consumer Team at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Kate joined Ridgeway Partners in 2012. She runs our retail and consumer practice as well as working on board level searches across our business.

Before joining Ridgeway, Kate was a journalist with The Sunday Times. She worked there for five years until late 2012. During that time she edited the Prufrock column and was the paper’s retail industry correspondent, encompassing the luxury and consumer goods sectors. She has also written on the hedge fund and asset management sector since early 2008.

Kate is passionate about retail and has an impressive network spanning the big supermarket chains to the elite luxury houses. She has written extensively about the challenges facing the high street and recognises the qualities needed to lead a thriving retailer in the digital age. Her experience in financial journalism has also given her a deep understanding of how the City works and how appointments might be received by investors.

Kate graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in English and Classics. She also has a post-graduate degree in journalism from the London College of Printing.

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Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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The Daily Telegraph (London)
June 27, 2019
Boots unveils London flagship as regional stores face the axe
City A.M.
November 2, 2015
CITY MOVES WHO'S SWITCHING JOBS Edited
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Kate Walsh
Executive Director, Consumer Team at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA
Education
Post-Graduate Degree in Journalism
BA in English & Classics

University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. At UCD undergraduate education, master's and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. Today UCD is Ireland's largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries. It actively promotes university life as a journey of intellectual and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum and is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers.

Career History
Executive Director, Consumer Team
2015 - Current

Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. provides executive recruitment services. Its services include Chief Executive Officer and board advisory services, culture assessment, executive search, global supply chain and leadership assessment. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Professional
2012 - 2015
Journalist
Prior - 2012

The Sunday Times is a weekend newspaper published in Britain by News Corp. The newspaper is the largest-selling Sunday newspaper in Britain despite a decrease in circulation in recent years. The paper is well-regarded for its investigative reporting and scoops on major news stories. The newspaper was founded in 1821 and was the first national newspaper in Britain to appoint a woman as its editor.

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