Lynne Nixon is a Senior Client Partner based in Korn Ferry's Sydney office, where she is a member of the Firm's Global Board & CEO Services Practice. Additionally, she specializes in the converging Digital, Media & Entertainment, Technology and Communications sectors. Ms. Nixon also leads the Corporate Affairs Practice regionally and focuses on board and CEO appointments in the sports sector.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Nixon was based in the London office of Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann where she worked with the Board & CEO Services Practice, latterly responsible for leading the 'Women on Boards' initiative. Additionally, she led the Human Resources Center of Expertise for EMEA, acting as a trusted advisor to the FTSE 100 group HR directors.
Before joining Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann in 2004, she spent 10 years working with another high profile international professional services firm, where her remit included leading the global technology practice and regional media, entertainment and communications practices. Her earlier career includes P&L general management for a FTSE listed leading international services PLC.
Ms. Nixon has worked with board and senior leadership across a range of industries, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in human capital consulting. She has a track record leading global intelligence, CEO and top team succession, leadership effectiveness and evaluation, and search projects internationally.
In the area of human capital, Ms Nixon has led a number of independent research projects in thought leadership, authoring publications on CEO succession and the Board, such as Discover the DNA of Future CEOs and What makes an Exceptional Non-Executive Director in Australasia?.
Ms. Nixon is a qualified sports teacher and coach, and has represented Great Britain at European Waterpolo Club Championship level.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in sports science and recreational management, and a postgraduate certificate in education from Loughborough University.