Kate Rankine


Kate Rankine is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the global CEO & Board of Directors and Consumer practices. She focuses on searches at the board, CEO, and C-suite level and on CEO Succession Planning.


Kate joined the New York office from the London office where she was a member of the UK CEO & Board of Directors and Consumer practices.

With more than 15 years of executive search experience, Kate works globally with Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies as well as private equity firms in the consumer and retail sectors

Kate joined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner in 2016 with the acquisition of JCA Group, a top-level executive search firm with a strong reputation for high-profile assignments. Prior to JCA Group, Kate was an award-winning journalist at the Daily Telegraph newspaper for 17 years. She was the deputy business editor for seven years and spent three years in New York as the US business correspondent, reporting on major US business stories and writing Op-Eds for the Daily Telegraph.


University of East Anglia, Degree in Politics and American History 

City University, Diploma in Newspaper Journalism