Kiersten Avery
Executive Search Consultant

MA Oxon

Mainly working across our Higher Education Division, Kiersten is a graduate of the University of Oxford, with an MA in Biological Sciences. Kiersten started her career in the chemical industry where over 13 years she held various European and global commercial roles, providing a sound underpinning for a varied and challenging career which has included senior roles in private, public and voluntary sector organisations, including Higher Education.

Kiersten has held a number of business facing non-executive director positions, was the chair of the NEECC Tees Valley Committee for 8 years and has been an FE college governor during challenging and significant change.  Kiersten has recently returning to Executive search and selection after 10 years in HE. As an AD her varied leadership portfolios of marketing, student recruitment, programme development, business engagement and international development allowed her a particular insight into the changing landscape of the HE sector and the challenges facing institutions and their leadership teams, while her time at the HEA provided deep insight into how Learning and Teaching strategy is developed, delivered and deployed in a broad range of HEI and Alternative Providers.