Edward Dinsmore

Ed has a background in reimagining organisations most strategic challenges, with a track record of following them through by delivering large scale transformation within the public and private sectors.

Edward Dinsmore is currently a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry, covering Organisational Strategy within the Industrial Practice. He is based in Korn Ferry’s London office, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2019, Ed was a civilian member of the Board of the British Army, responsible for Army Reform. He led a back-office transformation, driving efficiency (£000’s of million) and service improvements in an array of areas including HR services, infrastructure and utilities, and white fleet; alongside ownership of a wider portfolio of change and innovation. This required significant commercial renegotiation, deep understanding of the strategic and system implications and significant change management.

Ed led the Ministry of Defence People Transformation workstream within the Modernising Defence Programme as well as a number of pan-Defence reviews for the Chief of Defence Staff. He set up the UK Defence Digital Service and drove thinking about how to respond to the impact of digital disruption in Defence.

He previously led the turn-around of the UK Electronic Monitoring Programme (part of the critical national infrastructure) and the Transforming Youth Custody Programme (a coalition Government priority).

Prior to his time in the Public Sector, Ed was a big 4 management consultant specializing in technology turnarounds, across a number of sectors, all around the world. 

Ed is passionate about developing people and takes pride in his Exeter role, seeing it as a great way of nurturing our future leaders.