Fish & Nankivell has an outstanding track record of helping clients to address their C-suite talent requirements to achieve their business objectives. Fish & Nankivell's unique structure, discretion and Partner expertise has allowed us to support and advise on many high profile appointments. All of our Partners have had significant business careers prior to becoming a search consultant, and these skills and experiences add to the depth of knowledge and market insight into functional roles.
Board & Chair
Fish & Nankivell established Boardroom Search as an operating division of the firm in 1988 to advise on the appointment of chairs and non-executive directors for both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. The growing recognition that recruiting progressive board members from a diverse range of backgrounds, and with the ability to contribute both expertise in functional areas and effectiveness in governance, requires objective and constructive counsel from experienced consultants.
Patties Foods, Chair
VicRoads, 4 independant members of the Risk, Audit and Governance Committee
GMHBA, Non-executive director
Oroton Group, Chair
Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan, Non-executive directors
Diary Food Safety Victoria, Chair
Clean Seas Tuna, Chair
Australian Communities Foundation, Chair
Gowrie Victoria, Chair
Chief executive officers
Working in close collaboration with boards we dedicate a significant amount of time to analysing the challenges and opportunities that are unique to your organisation and the role. While determining the skills, knowledge and competencies required, we explore, and when appropriate challenge client assumptions, offering new perspectives, insight and potentially alternative solutions and recommendations.
As leadership continues to evolve, technical skills and strategic vision must be combined with cultural fit and a close connection to the emerging environment within which organisations operate.
Royal Flying Doctor Service, National Chief Executive Officer
Radio Rentals Group, Chief Executive Officer
Desert Knowledge Australia, Chief Executive Officer
Eric Insurance, Chief Executive Officer
Geelong Grammar School, Principal
Port Phillip Housing, Chief Executive Officer
PLC Perth, Principal
Patties Foods, Chief Executive Officer
VicForests, Chief Excecutive Officer
PrimeSafe Victoria, Chief Executive Officer
Softel Systems Pty Ltd, Chief Executive Officer
Brotherhood of St Laurence, Executive Director
Hagar International, Global Chief Executive
Cfo and financial roles
Fish & Nankivell is a trusted advisor to management, supporting clients in the search for top finance talent. The role CFO’s and senior financial executives fulfil continues to evolve in today’s business environment. Technical accounting skills must be combined with strategy and leadership to drive success in an increasingly challenging world. We have Partners with previous experience in finance, and their deep understanding of these demanding roles will enable you to determine the right blend of skills and attributes required to recruit and retain the right executive.
Melbourne City Mission, General Manager Corporate Services
Firbank Grammar School, Chief Commercial Officer
Sydney Desalination Plant, Chief Financial Officer
Hydro Tasmania, Chief Financial Officer
Myer Family Company, Chief Investment Officer
Redbubble, Chief Financial Officer
State Library of Victoria, Director of Finance & Business Strategy
Beyond Blue, General Manager Corporate Services
Human resource strategy, talent management and development, cultural change and staff engagement are core to every organisation. Our Partners bring extensive experience and a deep insight to finding HR leadership. In today’s world it is a central role within the executive team. Fish & Nankivell has experience in generalist HR roles and specialist leaders.
Bravura Solutions, Global Head of Human Resources
United Energy, General Manager Human Resources
Dulux Group, Executive General Manager Human Resources
Guild Group, Head of People, Strategy and Productivity
Gowrie Victoria, Head of People & Culture
marketing & sales
Customer engagement, brand awareness and the new age of digital has increased the demand for talent across sales and marketing. It is a dynamic and rapidly emerging market which is at the cutting edge of many businesses. The not for profit and for purpose sector has been particularly effected and the competition for funding and support has never been greater.
Momentum Energy, General Manager, Sales & Marketing
Vision Australia, General Manager Fundraising
Bavaria Brewing, Country Head Australia New Zealand
BlueNRG, General Manager Sales
Beyond Blue, Head of Strategic Fundraising
Good Shepherd, General Manager Partnerships and Network Development
CBM Australia, Director of Public Engagement
STRATEGY & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Fish & Nankivell has long-standing relationships with many of the top ASX listed organisations and has helped them set up strategy / corporate development teams, particularly targeting investment bankers or strategy consultants who want to move into corporate roles. We have expert experience in this field and have worked for organisations across a number of sectors.
Guild Insurance, Head of Strategy, Data Analytics and Risk Services
Seek Employment, Strategy Director
Toll Group, Strategy and M&A Team
Swinburne University, Strategy Manager
Haven; Home, Safe - Executive Director, Strategic Innovation
Beyond Blue, General Manager Strategy & Policy
Fish & Nankivell is regularly approached by clients who are seeking executives for a broad range of specialist roles. From Head of Fashion to Festival Director, Director of Mission to Economist, Head of Research to Private Secretary to the Bishop. The common theme is each search is complex and challenging.
Sydney Desalination Plant, Chief Operating Officer
City of Melbourne, Manager City Design Studio
Calvary Health Care, National Director of Mission
Beyondblue, Mental Health Policy, Research & Evaluation Leader
NSW Treasury, Industrial Relations Commissioners
PFK Melbourne, Director Audit and Assurance
Zinfra Group, General Manager Legal and Commercial
Energy Safe Victoria, Executive Manager Infrastructure Safety
AEMO, Chief Information Officer
Department of Family & Community Services, CEO Aboriginal Housing