Ali Palmer


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Odgers Interim London office

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Ali Palmer is a Consultant in the Odgers Interim Commercial Practice, leading Technology, Communications and Consumer, where she places senior interim executives across all management functions; HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing, IT, Supply Chain and Procurement, Legal, Manufacturing and Operations, Commercial and General Management. Ali is an experienced recruiter having been with the firm since 2007.

Ali’s early career, after graduating with a BSc Honours degree in business management began in retail banking. After two years she chose to specialise in risk management, with emphasis on the fund management sector, becoming a VP with a large European investment bank. Ali was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and is still actively involved in the school where she is Chairman of the Old Girls’ Society. In October 2005, Ali was made a Freeman of the City of London.


  • Technology, Entertainment & Communications

    The Support Services Interim Practice at Odgers offers a wealth of experience across all key markets. We can offer exceptional talent across all functional areas. If necessary we can help clients analyse and define a role to ensure that we present candidates who understand the culture of an organisation.

  • Consumer

    The Consumer Interim Practice works very closely with colleagues in our Search and Select businesses, with excellent coverage across all areas of the industry. We work with organisations of all sizes within the fast moving consumer goods sector in its broadest sense across: Food and Beverages, Consumer Durables, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Sports Goods, Apparel, Household Goods, Luxury Brands, Textiles and Furnishings.


  • Board & CEO

    As world-class organisations grapple with the global challenges of the 21st century, it is their leaders that define success.

  • Corporate Communications

    Chief executives are recognising the importance of strengthening and protecting corporate reputation and the vital role played by corporate communications in doing this.

  • Financial Management

    As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.

  • Human Resources

    HR has become a commercial business partnering role; finding candidates who can make a genuine contribution to the organisation is paramount to a successful appointment.

  • IT Management

    Today's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) play a vital role in the creation of the firm's strategic plan and in articulating how technology can enable business strategies.

  • Legal

    The law plays an increasing role in business life today; corporate and practicing lawyers at the height of their profession are hard to attract.

  • Sales & Marketing

    Finding quality sales and marketing people who will really deliver for your organisation is all about uncovering what’s behind the personal pitch.

  • Procurement & Supply Chain

    Odgers Interim are leaders in interim procurement and interim supply chain appointments. As the demand for specialist procurement & supply chain expertise increases our practice recognises the need for an international network of interim managers.