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Zoe Duke


Zoe is a principal in the Consumer practice.

My story

I began my career in Human Resources for a high-profile fashion retailer, straight after graduating from a degree in Fashion PR & Marketing. This gave me a great foundation of knowledge for organizational design, reward and pay structures as well as employment law and talent.

With a thirst for knowledge and enjoying trend and research analysis, I relocated to London full time to venture the world of research in Executive Search, on behalf of a Founder led consumer specialist boutique. This position evolved my practice knowledge and network, whilst beginning my journey of candidate and client focused delivery and research management across the sector.

After three years, I joined the Research and Delivery team of Korn Ferry’s Global Retail and Consumer Market based from their London office; working across the EMEA and UK regions respectively. It was during this time I majored in Retail, for both the next generation leadership hiring through to Board level appointments, for a broad range of consumer public, private and PE backed businesses.

Following five fantastic years, I joined a leading consumer private equity specialist as an Associate Director of the company, to evolve an even deeper knowledge of the sector. This time was spent working globally with and for a variety of funds, recently exited or founder led companies, before joining Savannah Group in 2023.

My focus

With over ten years of global consumer industry experience across the sector including Retail; Fashion, Cosmetics, Jewellery, Home to Consumer Goods; Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Hospitality; Travel and Leisure and Sports and Media – my primary focus here at Savannah, is to support the exceptional delivery of work and experience for both our clients and candidates for the Consumer practice.

My motivation

Working with a team of likeminded, supportive, trusted and values driven people is a key. This motivates me more than anything, as well as new challenges and providing the right solution for our clients first time. I am naturally a curious, ambitious and driven person, who enjoys thinking creatively and outside the box.

Why I like working at Savannah? 

Savannah is a business that immediately gave me both a highly professional and warm feeling. As a whole the business is extremely values driven and this was evident to me from day one of being here.

Zoe Duke's 
Specialism & Experience
ConsumerExecutive Search

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