New Partner Appointment: Claude Ringuet

Jun 2019

We are excited to announce the appointment of Claude Ringuet as Partner and Leader of the firm's Consumer & Retail; Healthcare & Life Sciences and Sports practices.

Claude is a seasoned executive who brings over two decades of C-suite level commercial experience in professional services, consumer goods, technology, logistics and sports with some of the world’s leading organisations, both in Australia and internationally including having led the Consumer Practice for Heidrick & Struggles in Asia. 

Claude was most recently the Managing Director for Nielsen Sports and Entertainment based in Singapore where he led a large advisory team across the Asia Pacific region, working with world leading brands and sports right holders and broadcasters at CEO and Board level. Prior to that, Claude was the Vice President for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan running the Retail, FMCG, Sports & Life Sciences Practices. In that role, Claude advised and partnered with leading local and multinational companies, with an interest in optimising their digital platforms. 

Commencing his career at McKinsey & Co, Claude has had a distinguished career holding senior leadership roles in Asia and Australia with Accenture, CEVA Logistics, Campbell Arnott’s and Heidrick & Struggles. Claude has held Non-Executive Director roles in consumer, sports and entertainment organisations and brings first-hand experience within leading brands, which means that he understands the needs of clients and brings deep insights in respect of their businesses, markets and talent requirements.

In his earlier career, Claude was an elite rugby union player including playing with NSW in the precursor to the Super 12 Rugby competition and subsequently for leading clubs in Europe. Claude remains heavily involved in professional rugby in his spare time.

Jason Johnson, Managing Partner says, “I’m very excited by Claude’s appointment as he will continue to grow our strong Consumer & Retail and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices, while assisting us to build a market leading Sports practice. Claude’s 20-plus years’ of C-suite experience in world leading organisations, including having led the Consumer Practice across Asia for Heidrick & Struggles, means he brings deep insights into the respective client needs and talent requirements.”

Claude said, “I was incredibly attracted to Johnson’s client inspired model which drives faster, higher quality executive search outcomes. The Johnson team have introduced state of the art tools and IP to ensure that they continue to transform the search industry. This approach is extremely compelling and I look forward to assisting our clients to retain a competitive advantage and to stay relevant for the digital age.”

Claude holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Law & General Management) from the University of Wollongong. He has been a sought after speaker at a range of Australian and International conferences.