Signium UK – Key New Appointment in Industrial Search, and in Two Global Practice Groups

LONDON, June 6, 2017 — Signium UK today proudly announces the appointment of Andrew Dawson as Director of its Industrial Practice; the promotion of Paul Surridge to Global Head of Leadership Consulting; and of Dominique Graham to Global Head of Legal and Professional Services.

Andrew Dawson joins Signium UK with more than 20 years’ experience in Executive Search in boutique as well as larger search firms. He was a key member of his previous organisation’s senior leadership team and a former head of its Industrial Practice.

Paul Surridge joined Signium UK from Korn Ferry in 2016 and has been appointed as Global Practice Leader for Signium’s rapidly growing Leadership Consulting offering. Paul takes over from Hong Kong based founder of the Practice, Kin Chong U.

Dominique Graham was one of the founders of market-leading legal search and consulting firm Graham Gill, which became part of Signium UK in 2015. Her personal profile as a trusted adviser to the legal sector is amongst the best in the world. Dominique takes over the leadership of Legal and Professional Services from Toronto based Carli Kinnear.

Alastair Paton, Managing Partner of Signium UK and Vice Chair of Signium’s global board, said:

The recognition of Paul’s international expertise in leadership consulting is a real complement to the impact he has made in less than 12 months at Signium. Andrew Dawson’s deep expertise and high profile in the energy, transportation, infrastructure, and broader industrial sectors helps us build on our existing UK capability in these areas. Dominique helped pioneer executive search in private practice in the UK and has an unrivalled global network in law firms as well as with General Counsel in the corporate world. In her new role, she will help grow Signium’s business across all 45 offices.’

Paul added ‘Signium’s consulting background and C-level contacts are a natural fit with leadership consulting services, and it has been gratifying to see the offering gain such deep traction with Signium’s global client base.  I look forward to building on this with colleagues around the world’.

Andrew said ‘I have followed the growth of the business in the UK over the past few years and saw their global agreement and rebranding to Signium in 2016. I feel that Signium offers me the opportunity to help lead the UK’s industry practice while also working with like-minded colleagues around the world. I am also excited to be able to introduce Signium’s leadership consulting capabilities to my clients’.

Dominique commented ‘Since we joined Signium, we have harnessed our expertise in the legal sector to a truly global organisation with key offices around the world. Signium’s consulting roots and leadership expertise has provided an obvious and complementary fit to our offering. I look forward to continuing to work with the Signium partnership in further developing Legal and Professional Services’.

About Signium UK

Signium UK (formerly Snowdon Tate and Graham Gill) is the UK arm of the leading global executive search and leadership consulting firm with 45 offices in 30 countries. Signium has an outstanding track record in executive search and leadership consulting, helping CEOs, boards and leadership find, develop and retain the leaders of the future. Our unique approach looks beyond the obvious, looking at both the hard and soft factors that ensure the best fit between candidate and organisation – we call this “intelligence and intuition”.

Alastair Paton
Managing Partner

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