Stephen Langton

Partner at Russell Reynolds Associates

Talk Title: Sustainable Leadership

Talk Abstract:
Sustainable leadership is going to be a key focus area for moving forward. Now more than ever, companies have an opportunity to embed sustainable leadership into their DNA—and at its core, corporate sustainability is about reducing inequalities. Truly, the need for an inclusive world that leaves no one behind has never been more evident. Organizations are self-righting in Purpose; the prioritization of stakeholders is changing. The leaders the need to create business environments that serve communities, employees and the planet.


Stephen Langton leads the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners in Asia Pacific. With more than 20 years of international experience at the highest levels in this field, he has designed and delivered unique programs for the boards and CEOs of many world-leading corporations across all industries, including board and CEO succession planning, development, review and advisory services. Stephen is based in Singapore.

Professional Experience

Stephen joined Russell Reynolds Associates from Leadership & Succession Advisory, a boutique CEO and board advisory firm he founded in Australia. Prior to establishing independent practice, he was a global partner at Deloitte based in the UK, where he led the firm’s collective leadership consulting offerings worldwide. Previously, Stephen was the Global Managing Partner of the Leadership Advisory and CEO Succession arm at another leading executive search firm in London, following his role as Regional Managing Partner for Leadership Consulting in Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, Stephen served as an officer and pilot for 10 years in the British and Australian militaries.

Education & Professional Activities

Stephen holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney.

Stephen has been a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum, where he has also taught at their Global Fellows leadership program and served as adjunct faculty in Leadership at a number of leading business schools. He also co-authored the book Redefining Leadership, which explores western leadership experience in Asian markets.