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Teneo Launches Global People Advisory

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, today announced the launch of its People Advisory brand. The global team includes more than 70 professionals who are actively engaged in more than 110 projects across executive search, board advisory, and culture and organizational transformation.

Teneo’s People Advisory business is jointly led by Diane McIntyre in the U.S., Sue O’Brien in the UK and Anna Whitlam in Asia Pacific.

The People Advisory team represents a consolidation of the firm’s Ridgeway, Anna Whitlam People and U.S. Talent businesses. This new positioning reflects the business’ global presence, expanding scope of services and ambitious plans for growth.

“The ability to hire, engage and drive exceptional performance from their leadership team and broader workforce has become a critical success factor for CEOs. Leveraging deep global and industry expertise, we have been advising company leadership for many years on how to create the right Board, executive leadership team, company culture and organization,” said Chris Wearing, Chairman, Teneo International. “Under the leadership of Diane, Sue and Anna, we continue to deliver those services by establishing a single global people unit which works closely with our other Teneo business segments to help companies maximize their business performance.”

“I am thrilled to be a part of building this global team dedicated to further driving business value for our clients. The addition of executive search, board advisory, culture and leadership strategy further enhances the comprehensive support that we provide CEOs around the world,” said Diane McIntyre, CEO, People Advisory, U.S.

“At the moment, our clients need help and expertise – and not just in people issues, but with broader issues related to ESG, financial stability, geopolitics and communications with investors and customers,” said Sue O’Brien, Vice Chair, Teneo and Executive Chair, People Advisory, UK. “As expert as we are at search, we previously had limited ability to help with these broader issues. Now we have a global team of experts that can help our candidates and clients navigate the start of their new roles and be ahead of the game.”

“We are honoured to be part of Teneo’s global People Advisory business. This will allow us to expand our integrated advisory capabilities to further help executive leaders build thriving and sustainable organisations for the future,” said Anna Whitlam, CEO, People Advisory, Asia Pacific. “We are the same people, bringing the same values, now with greater global reach.”

Teneo acquired UK-based Ridgeway Partners in January 2021 as an expansion of its board and executive search functions. In August 2021, Teneo furthered its growth into the APAC region with the acquisition of executive search firm Anna Whitlam People.