An experienced clinician and executive search consultant, Natalie Derry is Managing Partner and Practice Leader for Global Education at WittKieffer. Natalie is a tireless advocate for her clients in the marketplace, working to identify executives aligned with organisations’ cultures and strategic needs. She is respected by executives who value her honest counsel regarding their own careers.
Natalie has partnered with a range of global clients in academia, life sciences and healthcare. In the education market, she has led leadership appointments for many Russell Group universities in the UK as well as leading higher education institutions based in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific as they address leadership needs locally and at campuses across the globe. In healthcare, Natalie has supported NHS Trust clients in the UK as well as leading hospitals, health systems, academic medical centres and medical research / life sciences institutes in numerous global locations.
Natalie completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1994 and started her professional life as a general surgical nurse in Scotland. Subsequent roles in Australia and the UK included neurosciences nursing at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. She returned to the UK in 2006 and successfully ran her own healthcare recruitment business before entering executive search in 2009.
Natalie serves on WittKieffer’s board of directors.