Cathy Powell


Cathy Powell is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' London office and member of Heidrick Consulting. She has more than 20 years of experience helping senior leaders align their workforce to deliver company strategy.


Working internationally with leading brands in multiple sectors, Cathy’s experience spans the full range of people and organization challenges, including performance transformation, behavioral change, top-team development and coaching, organization design, talent management, and capability building.

Prior to joining Hedrick & Struggles, Cathy was a director at Co Company, an organizational development consulting firm acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2015. She is a trained executive coach through the Academy of Executive Coaching Advanced Coaching Program, an NLP practitioner, and is registered to use a wide variety of psychometric instruments.

In her corporate career, Cathy headed leadership development for a retailer, led the people and organization elements of large-scale change programs for an airports group, and was head of organization development and HR director for a retail bank.


Master’s Degree in Organizational Learning and Development