Luke Meynell

Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates


Luke Meynell leads the firm’s Board and CEO Advisory Group in the UK. He specializes in working with FTSE clients or equivalent organizations to deliver complex chief executive and chairmen succession projects, as well as other key board appointments such as non-executive director or CFO roles. Luke is based in London.

Luke was formerly the managing partner of The Zygos Partnership, which became part of Russell Reynolds Associates in 2017. Previously, he co-led the European Board Practice and headed the UK Board Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. Prior to his 20 years of executive search experience, Luke worked at Courtaulds Textiles plc, first in production management and then as Group Training Manager of their 65 operating companies. He ended his tenure at Courtaulds as the Commercial Director for the Nottingham business of the European Lace Group. Luke also served in Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus with the British Army as a Captain in the Royal Armoured Corps.

Luke holds an MA in modern history from Christ Church, Oxford University. He is a visiting fellow of the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation and a former founding member of the Development Board of Historical Royal Palaces. Luke also served as a governor of St Swithun’s School in Winchester, where he chaired the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.