Jacqueline Lau

Senior Researcher


Jacqueline led the research for the not-for-profit and international development sectors for a boutique search firm, frequently undertaking mandates for hard-to-fill or highly niche critical roles in challenging markets like Central and South Asia, and Africa.

She leverages on her broad and international experience in her work here with us within the Education Practice. Jacqueline brings a track record of delivering exceptional talent for senior academic, professional services, and non-executive director appointments for higher education institutions including University College London, Royal College of Art, University of Exeter, University of Adelaide, The New School in New York, British University in Egypt, and Habib University in Pakistan. Placements in the wider education sector include senior leaders of schools and colleges, and critical global appointments in education organisations such as Teach For All.

Her empathetic approach and appreciation for diversity in all its forms are honed by a multicultural upbringing across four cities (Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, and London).

Dedicated to youth development and conservation education, she volunteers as a leader with the Scouts, and serves on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Commission on Education and Communication.

Jacqueline holds a MSc in Business and the Environment and a BSc in Ecology, both from Imperial College London.

Interesting fact
In her earlier career, Jacqueline worked in biodiversity conservation policy and programme management. In the field, she was once caught between a crocodile and a spitting cobra and lived to tell the tale… with photos to prove it (do ask!).