Former BCG partner Matt Guthridge joins Russell Reynolds

14 May 2020 Consultancy.com.au

Matt Guthridge, a former Boston Consulting Group partner, has joined Russell Reynolds Associates in its Melbourne office.

Guthridge brings nearly two decades of consulting experience to the firm, gained at strategy consulting firms McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group, and at PwC. He started his career at Optum (then PPC Worldwide), after which he joined McKinsey in 2000. During this eleven year tenure at the consultancy, Guthridge ascended to Associate Partner level. 

Having worked with served several of the world’s leading energy companies on a range of strategy, organisation and transformation topics, Guthridge joined PwC Consulting in 2011 as a partner in its Mining, Oil & Gas practice, and one year on, he was handed the reins of the practice.

His most recent consulting experience was at Boston Consulting Group, where he was partner in the firm’s Energy practice and Head of its Utilities Transformation offering. In the role, he led and managed one of the largest energy mergers in Australia and New Zealand over the last decade. 

Matt Guthridge joins Russell Reynolds

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Guthridge worked three years as Executive General Manager, Strategy & Transformation, with ASX-listed energy infrastructure company AusNet Services. In this role, he led the development and execution of the firm's corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, enterprise transformation and sustainability agendas. 

Commenting on the hire, Peter O'Brien, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates in Asia Pacific, said: “Matt's industry background and consulting experience will be an immediate asset to our industrials and natural resources team in Australasia. His significant depth in the unique leadership and talent issues encountered in the energy and resources practice gives him unparalleled insights that will deliver immediate benefits to our clients during these uncertain times.” 

Matt Guthridge earned his Master degree in educational psychology from Monash University and his Doctorate of Psychology from The University of Melbourne.

Earlier this year, another former PwC consultant, Katherine Henry, joined Russell Reynolds Associates in Melbourne, one of the firm’s 46 offices globally.


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