David G. Pumphrey

Partner Emeritus

Office Location: Sydney

Phone: +61 2 82052000

David Pumphrey is a partner emeritus with Heidrick & Struggles in Sydney, operating in an advisory capacity to the Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Practice. He is involved with a number of research projects regarding board effectiveness, governance and cultural diversity.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, David was a consultant in the London office of McKinsey & Co and in various management roles with other global companies, including managing director of several consumer durables and manufacturing companies in the UK. Earlier, he was general manager of a hotel and motel group and then managing director of a United States-owned toys and games company, Milton Bradley.


David has an MA in economics and political science from St. Andrews University in Scotland and MBAs from Cranfield School of Management in England and the Harvard Business School in the United States.