Katie Lahey to Join Korn/Ferry as Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

Oct 27, 2010, 15:00 ET from Korn/Ferry International

SYDNEY, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has announced that Katie Lahey is joining the Firm as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.

Ms. Lahey has a distinguished career in Australian business and public policy, most recently serving as Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia (BCA) for almost a decade.  The BCA is an association of chief executives of leading Australian corporations that has successfully contributed to public policy debates to help shape key economic and business reforms in Australia.

In her role, Ms. Lahey has extensive experience in operational and organizational strategy and change management, as well as advocacy and business development. Prior to her role at the BCA, she was CEO of the New South Wales State Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive of Sydney City Council and Chairman and CEO of the Victorian Tourism Commission.

"We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Firm," said Charles Tseng, President, Asia Pacific for Korn/Ferry.  "Katie brings an extraordinary set of skills and experience as a trusted advisor to CEOs and has helped organizations address complex strategic issues in Australia."

"Katie is passionate about talent issues and is deeply committed to helping companies strengthen their strategic positioning through talent management solutions," he added.

In addition to serving as chairman of Carnival Australia, part of the world's largest cruising company, Ms. Lahey is a well-recognized company director, serving at organizations such as David Jones Limited.  Ms. Lahey also has a strong commitment to the not-for-profit sector, serving as an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and previously holding board positions at the Australia Council, Major Performing Arts Board and the Garvan Research Foundation.

Ms. Lahey was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution to business leadership. She has a First Class honours Arts degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as an MBA class from Melbourne Business School.

Ms. Lahey will start her role at Korn/Ferry early next year.  Gary Reidy, who successfully led Korn/Ferry's presence in Australasia for the past 11 years, will assist Ms. Lahey with her transition and assume a new role as Senior Advisor.  

About Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Korn/Ferry was the first major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973 and today has 19 offices in key business centers throughout the region, including: Auckland, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and Wellington. Based in Los Angeles, the Firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit www.kornferryasia.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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