RODDY GOW, Founding Partner, has successfully built and led several global consulting practices and developed international clients at the highest levels. His career has included extensive experience of working in Europe and the United States and, more recently, Asia.

During a thirty year career in executive search Roddy Gow has worked in the UK, the Americas and Asia. His specialities have been helping companies work across boundaries by identifying high calibre business leaders and reliable partners. At board level he has identified professionals who possess the necessary skills to oversee strategic thinking and meet regulatory requirements.
Twelve years as an officer in the Scots Guards were followed by a period as a banker with Barclays Bank in London and New York. Joining the global search firm Russell Reynolds Associates in 2003, he has since headed global practices and been the Chief Executive of other consulting firms. , before founding his own executive search firm Gow & Partners, which focused on key executive cross border appointments and board level placements. From 2002 to 2008, the firm grew to become a global network of sixteen affiliate partners. In 2010, he founded the strategic consulting firm Canongate Partners which focuses on building partnerships and links between the UK, the US and Asia.

Roddy was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge University. He was a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Said Business School, Oxford University, is a member of the Board of British American Business having served as its Chairman for two years and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Welsh National Opera. He was a co-Vice Chairman of Cubitt Consulting, is the Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, Chairman of the Plant for Peace Foundation in Afghanistan and a Director of Oceana Energy UK. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for his services for British Trade in the United States.