Leadership Conversation with Rachael De Renzy Channer of Egon Zehnder

Updated: Jan 10


In this episode we speak with Rachael De Renzy Channer. Racheal leads Egon Zehnder’s Sustainability Practice and shares with us interesting details from a recent leadership survey with the Financial Times. We discuss her journey and how it has influenced her view on what it means to be a leader today, from her many years spent in the military to her passion in finding and developing great leaders today.


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About Rachael De Renzy Channer:

Rachael is part of the Industrial Practice Group in London and Leads Egon Zehnder’s Sustainability Practice. She is an active member of the London Board Practice and also specialises in executive search and leadership solutions with a focus on manufacturing and business service industry sectors.


Rachael spent twelve years in the Army, having commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into the Royal Artillery. A large part of her military career was spent focussing on leadership and development. Rachael retired from the Army with the rank of Major and joined Invensys Plc as part of a new Corporate Security team, before moving into the Corporate Strategy function. She subsequently moved into the Schneider Electric UK & Ireland business as Head of Strategy Implementation. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Rachael led Strategy at Avon Rubber – leading Artis their Material Consultancy business with a focus on driving increased sustainability through innovative technology.


About Leadership Conversations:

Leadership Conversations is a podcast by The Sustainability Board Report (TSBR), an independent not-for-profit project. We aim to showcase different dimensions of sustainable business leadership and corporate governance.


In this podcast we interview global leaders who advocate for more positive societal impact and responsible business.


Leadership Conversations is hosted by Frederik Otto and Helena Guðjónsdóttir.