David Cumberbatch



David Cumberbatch joined RHR International in 2013 and is a partner with the London office. David brings to RHR a strong track record of more than 30 years of providing assessment and coaching as a trusted advisor to senior executives both in the UK and internationally.

Having worked in a business leadership capacity and as an HR director, David uses his commercial experience and psychological insight to develop individual leaders and leadership teams to effectively meet the varying challenges of leading at scale and through transformation.

David has achieved significant tangible impact on clients from small-scale, niche service providers to global multinationals across sectors including private equity, medical technology, fast-moving consumer goods, construction, insurance, banking, aviation, retail, postal services, tourism, and government.  Owing to his flexibility and pragmatism David has been called on to deliver impactful solutions, from leading large-scale M&A projects to creating new indicators to identify future PE partners.

Prior to joining RHR International, David managed teams at leading consulting firms in the United Kingdom, working with global clients to solve commercial challenges in executive selection and development, senior team effectiveness, culture change, and organisational development.

David has a BSc in psychology and an MSc in organisational psychology from Bristol University. He became a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society in 1994.