New South Wales
TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
TEC Chair: Key Executive Program
I commenced my career in marketing in the UK and for the next 10 years followed a management career in sales and marketing consumer goods in the food industry and automotive sector. Gaining a reputation for building high performance teams and increasing market share through targeted marketing programs.
I was approached to come to Australia in 1982 and for 5 years worked in general management with two international manufacturing companies – Jaguar-Rover and the General Electric Company. In both cases I implemented major restructuring which dramatically improved the profitability of my business units.
I joined the executive search and selection field in 1987 with my appointment to a leading executive recruiting practice in Sydney. I handled assignments in property, manufacturing, information technology and financial services.
In 1991 I established an executive search and selection company, Trinity, and progressively built the reputation, expertise and size of the organisation. In addition, whilst handling leadership responsibilities as Managing Director, I remained hands-on in search and recruitment, handling senior and international appointments. I left Trinity in 2004 after selling the business to a publicly-listed company but still remains active in executive search and recruitment.
For 5 years I was also NSW President of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) – the peak body for the industry – and also sat on the national board. I presided over a period of substantial growth for the association and was heavily involved with government lobbying on behalf of the industry. In recognition of my achievements I was honoured with life membership.
I now operate as an executive search consultant and recruitment strategist and can advise on most issues in the field of the employment and retention of senior executive staff.