Bruce Williamson co-leads Spencer Stuart’s Boards & CEO Practice in the Asia Pacific region and is a senior member of Spencer Stuart's global Boards & CEO, and Industrial practices. Bruce has worked on numerous high-level assignments spanning chair, non-executive director, CEO and C-suite roles for a range of leading listed and private companies. His work includes partnering in multi-year relationships across board and executive search, succession planning, board effectiveness, board skills mix, top-team effectiveness, executive assessment, development and coaching. Bruce previously led the firm’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Bruce worked for more than 20 years as a management consultant in wide-ranging areas such as strategy, transformational business improvement, large-scale cost reduction, capital efficiency, supply chain optimisation and strategic procurement. He has worked extensively in Australasia, Asia and Europe across a range of sectors, including mining and resources, energy, utilities, manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods, retail, airlines and automotive.

Extensive global consulting experience

  • Before Spencer Stuart, Bruce was the national lead partner heading Deloitte’s operations consulting business and a member of Deloitte’s consulting executive team in Australia.
  • Previously, Bruce was a member of the leadership team of Partners in Performance International (PIP) and spent six years as a principal with A.T. Kearney.
  • Before pursuing a career in management consulting, Bruce was a project civil engineer attaining chartered status and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia. His engineering career culminated at Acer Consultants (now LSE-listed Hyder Consultants) in design and construct roles in the UK.

Bruce has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with honours from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. from the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School and New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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