Kate W. Duchene

Chief Executive Officer, RGP

Kate Duchene is a C-Suite executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, helping establish RGP as a global leader in the Now of Work transformation that is rapidly unfolding across all industries and business enterprises. 

Prior to becoming CEO and President, Kate held various executive roles within the Company focused on people management, risk management and business development. Kate is passionate about people and problem-solving. With the global pandemic accelerating numerous workforce changes, Kate is determined to ensure that RGP is well positioned to help clients and consultants thrive in this new world.  

Before RGP, Kate practiced labor and employment law for top international law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP from 1990 to 1999. Kate has a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. 

Her extensive board work includes public company and non-profit experience. On the philanthropic front, she has served on the boards of: Human Options, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence; California Minority Counsel Program; Orange County Community Foundation and University of California Irvine Foundation. In addition, she recently served on the board of Collectors Universe, helping take the company private. 

During her tenure as RGP’s CEO, the firm has been recognized with numerous awards, including: BPO Partner of the Year by NetSuite; America’s Best Midsize Companies as well as America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. Kate has been recognized by Orange County Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business and General Counsel Awards. 

Kate was featured in Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Staffing 100 North America List for 2021 and was selected to SIA’s Global Power 150—Women in Staffing list for 2020. In its 2020 report, SIA ranked RGP among the top 50 largest staffing firms in the United States generating more than $100 million in 2019 U.S. staffing revenue.