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Kate Chetwynd-Talbot

Managing Director

Kate Chetwynd-Talbot

Kate is a Managing Director in the Technology and Consumer Practices at Ridgeway.  She has particular expertise in the appointment of executive and senior technology and digital officers as well as digital/technology focused non executives and digital/technology advisory boards within the FTSE350, PE owned, privately-owned, and AIM listed landscape.  

Kate is fascinated by the constant change taking place in the technology ecosystem, and brings a wealth of experience in supporting clients in their digital transformations.  

Prior to joining Ridgeway, Kate worked in the consumer practice of a global search firm and a leading retail specialist boutique. She holds a BA in English Literature and History from Newcastle University.

Kate is committed to driving Diversity and Inclusion within technology and digital leadership.

Why do you enjoy working at Ridgeway?

We are a collaborative, creative, pacey yet thoughtful business. We are aligned in wanting to do the absolute best for our clients and candidates in every scenario. We empower each other. We are constantly improving ourselves and our processes. We strive to be the best in client services and we thrive when faced with a challenging search, we are extremely creative.

How do you think search will evolve over the next few years?

As with every industry, technology will continue to disrupt our sector. Automation, AI, machine learning and advanced data tools will enable our clients to assume more of the ‘search’ process themselves as well as aiding the emergence of new tech enabled entrants. Technology disruption will reinforce the importance of empathy, judgement, client service and consultative relationships for our industry, as well as the ability to react quickly to our clients’ impulses and needs, the bar for outstanding consultative advisory services will get higher.

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