Retain the respect - and goodwill - of departing leaders to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity.


Senior business leaders have very unique needs when it comes to career transition. After all, moves may well be made under public and media scrutiny and closely watched by colleagues, clients and advisers.

Founded over 20 years ago, the Senior Directors Unit at LHH | Penna provides exceptional career consultancy to chief executives, partners and board directors in listed companies, privately financed firms and professional partnerships. 

At LHH | Penna, we offer our clients the very best expertise, knowledge, connections and resources to ensure success is achieved. Our executive career development services are tailored to fit individual circumstances and are constantly refined and developed as needs become apparent. Our support team includes a personal career advisor, professional research assistant, a campaign manager and specialist consultants. As part of our services, we also offer a comprehensive suite of seminars and workshops, private executive offices, administrative support and lifelong access to our extensive alumni network.

Everyone needs support and advice when developing their careers, even senior directors. Whether new to a role or looking to understand their future direction, the Senior Directors Unit offers a range of services to support leaders in their endeavours.

  • Non-Executive Director Services: strategic and operational support that is designed to help senior executives make the best contribution to their new boards, while ensuring they gain the most from the experience.
  • Career Review Service: independent career coaching to help leaders review their options as a business leader and define their future direction.
  • Business Mentoring: exclusive access to senior business leaders who can offer expert executive career advice and work with senior executives to build their skills and capabilities to help them solve complex business challenges.
  • A peer adviser provides deep industry experience and leadership development expertise. Additional peer mentors bring a critical perspective to question and confirm the leader’s personal marketing plan and messaging strategy.
  • Impression and Impact Management: expert coaches help senior leaders to increase their impact at a senior level by understanding, reflecting and thinking more carefully about the impression they create.