About Us

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette works with organizations to strengthen their most valuable asset, their people.

We help our clients seamlessly recruit and develop talent to create competitive advantages, improve performance and achieve organizational goals.

Founded in 1975, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has an extensive record of experience in executive search and includes one of Canada’s leading academic executive search practices. With a team of over 60 professionals located in offices in Halifax, Moncton, St. John’s, Edmonton and Toronto, we have remained competitive over the years by delivering integrated solutions to human capital challenges.

Independently owned and operated, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is the national academic executive search practice for partner firm, Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) Knightsbridge, one of Canada’s largest human capital solutions firms and achieves international reach through the Amrop Knightsbridge with over 300 offices in more than 60 countries, including 29 offices across Canada.

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has the people and services you need when you need stronger people.

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We help our clients seamlessly recruit, develop and optimize talent to create competitive advantages, improve performance and achieve organizational goals.

Established in 1975, our firm has remained competitive through our commitment to delivering integrated and innovative solutions to human capital challenges. The KBRS team of over 60 professionals operate from offices in Halifax, Moncton, St. John’s, Edmonton and Toronto.

We are a part of Canada’s leading integrated human capital company, a global leader in talent mobility – LHH Knightsbridge. Together, with over 300 offices in more than 60 countries we support clients through recruitment, HR consulting, career transition, leadership development, assessment and coaching.

Through our partnerships and extensive network, we offer our clients the vast resources of an international firm with a tailored approach that fits our community.

Solutions And Expertise

Independently owned and operated, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is the national academic executive search practice for partner firm, Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) Knightsbridge, one of Canada’s largest human capital solutions firms and achieves international reach through the Amrop Knightsbridge with over 300 offices in more than 60 countries, including 29 offices across Canada.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Outplacement
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • All Industries
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • K-12
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Places President and Vice Chancellor at Mount Allison University

College and universities around the world are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Recruits Chief Librarian for Ryerson University

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as its new chief librarian. Anna Stuart, managing partner and leader of the firm’s academic search practice, led the search. Ms. Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As university librarian at

Press Releases

Malcolm Fraser Appointed President and CEO, Innovacorp

Halifax, Canada, August 30, 2017 — Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted Innovacorp with the appointment of Malcolm Fraser as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. The following is an excerpt from Innovacorp’s release, August 30th: Mr. Fraser has been a leader in Canada’s digital sector for the last 20 years, earning recognition and

Crombie REIT appoints Toran Eggert as Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management

Halifax, Canada, August 24, 2017 — Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted Crombie REIT with the recruitment of Toran Eggert as its new Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management, effective August 1, 2017. “We are very happy to welcome Toran to the Crombie REIT team.  Drawing upon her impressive track record, she will oversee operational execution

Welcome Academic Advisors, Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera and Prof. Bonnie M. Patterson

Halifax, Canada, June 6, 2017 — We are pleased to announce that Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera, former President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta, and Prof. Bonnie M. Patterson, former President and Vice Chancellor of Trent University have joined the Academic Advisory Council for Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, one of Canada’s leading academic executive search

Cox & Palmer Appoints Michael Wohler as Regional Chief Information Officer

Halifax, Canada, June 2, 2017 — Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted Cox & Palmer with the recruitment of Michael Wohler as its new Regional Chief Information Officer. “We are delighted to welcome Mike to Cox & Palmer.” says Danny Gallivan, Chief Executive Officer, “Mike will play a key strategic role in further developing effective

Carol Shepstone Appointed Chief Librarian, Ryerson University

Halifax, Canada, May 16, 2017 — Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette is pleased to have assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as Chief Librarian effective September 11, 2017. The following is an excerpt from the University’s release May 4, 2017: Carol Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As the former university

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