industries

FINANCIAL SERVICES

This is our foundation practice area that continues to be an area of focus, covering:

  • Fintech

  • Wholesale banking, including markets and investment banking

  • Retail banking

  • Funds management, investments, wealth management and superannuation

  • Private equity and venture capital

  • Life and general insurance

TECHNOLOGY

Clients take in an array of organisations, circumstances and stages of development - from major multinationals to working with early-stage and start-up enterprises in emerging technologies.  Our work has taken us deep into the worlds of biotech, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity and secure communications.

GOVERNMENT

We work with both federal and NSW state government agencies as a panel supplier, including a number of corporatised government bodies operated by independent boards.  Much of our work has centred on drawing talent from commercial enterprises but we have also completed intra-agency policy related assignments.

MEDIA AND EVENTS

We have deep experience in this sector among major broadcast and publishing media companies and their downstream investments.  We also work with both consumer and business-facing exhibition and events companies.  Our track record takes in partnering with senior management as they transformed businesses facing significant digital disruption.

TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND AVIATION

Clients in this portfolio include iconic and international organisations owning and operating airlines, large freight operations or asset-intensive mobility companies.

ENERGY AND RESOURCES

We work with a select group of organisations producing raw materials and energy - particularly in relation to renewables - and across corporate and site-specific recruitment needs.

 

DISCIPLINES

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

A strong, independent and effective board is central to the success of any organisation. We recruit for non-executive directors in both listed and unlisted entities – working with boards to ensure they have the diversity of skill and experience to support their strategic direction.

CEO, LINE OF BUSINESS AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT

We’re all about finding talented leaders.  It’s a privilege to be entrusted with finding the right executive to lead a business and we revel in it.   And we bring to each brief a bespoke and tailored approach – bringing insight and intellect to build pools of talent that transcend industry and geography.

HUMAN RESOURCES

We are well known for our work in recruiting Chief Human Resource Officers, HR Directors and Business Partners.  We also recruit extensively for subject matter experts in the supporting pillars of Organisational Development, Organisation Design, Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, Learning and Development and Remuneration and Benefits.

FINANCE

We have a deep track record in recruiting for the finance discipline – typically CFO and Finance Managers that bridge financial stewardship with strategic advice and commercial leadership.

OPERATIONS

Given the breadth of industries we serve, the nature of roles falling under this discipline is understandably diverse.  Examples of briefs we manage include Chief Operating Officers, senior field-based site management roles, engineering leads, general managers of warehousing and heads of supply chain and logistics.

SALES

Business development, channel management, product distribution…you name it, we’ve done it and across almost every industry imaginable.  Whether B2B or B2C and through whatever channel, a common thread has been finding transformative commercial leaders who can lift the effectiveness and focus of sales teams.

MARKETING

Our work in this discipline takes in Chief Marketing Officers as well as leadership roles in the component specialisations of Brand, Internal and External Communications, Public Relations, Advertising. Analytics and Direct Marketing.

RISK, COMPLIANCE, LEGAL

Risk and Compliance is a broad field that can relate to strategic threats, operational issues, compliance with ever-changing regulation and reporting obligations. We are experienced in recruiting senior executives across all major risk areas: Global, Enterprise, Operational and Credit.  A deep vein of expertise relates to anti-money laundering and financial crime.  While we assist a small number of firms in private practice, our focus here tends to be on Company Secretarial and Chief Counsel roles for corporate clients.

 

TECHNOLOGY

.Leadership responsibility is a common theme to all the work we have completed in this discipline.  We have recruited CIOs and senior technology specialists across banking, non-bank financial services, media and energy.  We have also recruited senior technology programme managers and programme office leaders in banking, energy and technology services.