Anna Penfold

Anna Penfold

Global HR Practice Lead at Russell Reynolds Associates

Anna Penfold is a member of the firm’s Corporate Officers Sector and leads the Human Resources Practice from the UK. She specializes in senior search and assessment projects across all industry sectors focusing on the HR community. Anna has written and spoken extensively about excellence in the HR function and is known for recruiting exceptional HR talent in the market. She is based in London.

Prior to joining the firm, Anna had more than 15 years search experience and has focused on human resources roles for more than a decade. She has worked on a wealth of projects spanning all industry sectors with a particular focus on tracking commercial, international HR leaders. Anna has led both executive search and talent management/assessment projects throughout the past decade.

Anna holds both a B.A. in English literature and language and an M.A. in postcolonial and Commonwealth literature from the University of Leeds. She is also a Trustee on the board of London-based children’s charity Kids’ City.