Lee Hecht Harrison Penna announces the new CEO, JC Townend

Kerry Simmons Press Release 2 mins

Lee Hecht Harrison Penna (LHH Penna) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer of the UK and Ireland, Jeanne Townend.  As well as leading the business in the UK and Ireland, Jeanne will join the EMEA leadership team responsible for delivering performance across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Jeanne, known as JC, has more than 25 years of experience leading international consultancies, most recently as Managing Director at WYG Consulting, an AIM-listed professional services firm specialising in property and infrastructure. JC is also a Non-Executive Director at Fedcap, an organisation that helps those with barriers to employment find jobs and gain financial independence.

Commenting on JC’s appointment, Ranjit de Sousa, Executive Vice President, EMEA for Lee Hecht Harrison says “JC has an excellent track record of leading and developing high-growth organisations where exceptional client experience is paramount. This combined with her experience of leading through successful acquisitions and company integrations and her commitment to developing people to achieve their full potential makes her the ideal person to lead LHH Penna into the future.”

JC says, “I’m delighted to be joining LHH Penna at such an exciting and pivotal stage in its growth. LHH Penna has been enormously successful in becoming the UK’s leading provider in helping organisations with their workforce transformation.  I look forward to consolidating and building on these incredible foundations with the team in the UK and Ireland and the wider international LHH community.  The work done by the LHH team truly makes a difference to so many people’s lives and I’m excited to see how we can work together to help even more organisations and their employees.

JC joined Lee Hecht Harrison Penna on 15th March. 

For more information please contact Kerry Simmons, Marketing Director , EMEA on Kerry.simmons@lhh.com



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