Veronique Parkin


Véronique Parkin is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Johannesburg office and is a member of the CEO & Board Practice. She leads the sub-Saharan Africa Financial Services Practice and the Financial Officers Practice in the region.

Board Monitor South Africa 2021
Our analysis of incoming directors at JSE Top 40 listed companies shows a preference for CEO and CFO experience, as well as international experience and some progress on racial diversity.


Véronique has spent 25 years in the search industry focused on leadership appointments for a variety of global and local financial services institutions, with specialist knowledge of banking, insurance and private equity. As head of the Financial Officers Practice in sub-Saharan Africa she is an expert in the appointment of CFOs and financial directors as well as audit and risk professionals across a range of industries. She frequently works across borders — including East and West Africa — and speaks English, Afrikaans and French.

Véronique is a chartered accountant. Before entering the search industry, Véronique spent several years in corporate and international finance at Anglo American plc. She completed articles at KPMG in Johannesburg.


University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor's Degrees in Commerce and Accounting