I am an experienced business leader, adviser and coach enjoying a diverse career across Australia and Asia Pacific. Although based in Sydney, recent interim assignments have been based in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Tokyo.
I draw upon my own highlights and setbacks to help you solve your personal and organisational challenges and opportunities around people, leadership and mental toughness.
My experience includes over 25 years as a CEO in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, currently as Managing Partner of the iconic Australian executive search and interim consulting firm, Watermark Search International, previously 14 years co-founding and building Ambition as an international ASX listed recruitment firm, following on from 10 years as Managing Director Asia Pacific for Michael Page Group, latterly based in Hong Kong.
Utilising my recruitment industry background, I coach and advise a broad range of Boards, Chief Executives and Business Owners on their personal and organisational growth.
I am a leading authority on measuring and developing mental toughness and resilience, an MTQPlus master practitioner and founder of Mental Toughness Partners, a global network of mental toughness coaches, HR practitioners and business leaders.
If you are a CEO, board member or senior leader I can help you build your own mental toughness and/or embed a mental toughness framework within your organisation. Alternatively, if you are perceived to be ‘too mentally tough’ and inflexible I can help you moderate your style to become a more empathetic and effective leader.
I am also a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA England/Wales and Australia) with 14 years’ experience as an ASX listed company board member and can add breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise regarding people, leadership and culture to a main board or remuneration committee.
I am a Consortia Chair for 2020 Leadership Exchange, an active Mentor for the Inspiring Rare Birds Mentorship and Slingshot Mentoring programmes and am undertaking formal coaching qualifications through IECL (institute of Executive and Leadership Coaching).
In my current role as Managing Partner of Watermark Search, I am responsible for managing the practice and its partners and staff based in its offices in Sydney and Melbourne who assist our clients in identifying exceptional C-suite talent through executive search, interim consulting and board search.
I regularly speak at industry seminars, webinars and conferences on the topics of mental toughness, people, leadership and culture. Recent presentations include events organised by APSCO, RCSA, Recruitment Yarns, WIBF (Women in Banking and Finance), Change Management Institute, 2020 Exchange, Accountability, HRM@Work and The Outperformer. Please contact me if you wish to discuss a potential speaking engagement for your conference or event.
If you would like to find out how I can help you or your organisation please contact me:
☎ +61 419 224 875