Creating a world of difference

We build executive leadership solutions for the future. In these challenging times, how can we help you?

Whether you're looking for highly qualified leaders to navigate an uncertain future, shorter-term executive talent to hit the ground running and innovate solutions at pace, organisational redesign or leadership transition, we solve for tomorrow, today.

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    Executive Search

    Sourcing for sustained leadership to deliver on positive impact.

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    Gig Executive

    Connecting organisations to the benefits of the gig economy at executive level.

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    Strategic Advisory

    Co-designing people strategies for the new world of work.

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    Leadership Transition

    Instilling in leaders an ability to embrace change and thrive.

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Change takes courage. We can help.

Uncertain times can cause fear and confusion, and at these moments it is imperative that leaders respond with transparency, courage and empathy. Our renowned services are available online with seamless delivery.

We know first-hand the toll that disruption can take on leaders. For nearly 20 years, the Fisher Leadership team has been called in to partner with organisations, candidates and individuals in changing and often turbulent times. Known for our high calibre Executive Search, we also deliver a range of complementary advisory and coaching services. As COVID-19 impacts the economy, revealing falls in consumer and business sentiment, leaders grapple with accelerated change being the new norm. Here and now, our CogNative programs are particularly relevant. We are here to support your changing leadership needs remotely, both professionally and personally.

Supporting individuals through COVID-19

  • Outplacement

    In times of unprecedented change, helping organisations and individuals navigate what next looks like. Contact

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  • Career Transition and Coaching

    Career transition programs for executives in need of support, guidance or outplacement. Contact

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  • Crisis Coaching and Support

    Crisis coaching for individuals and teams; leading through immediate risks and emerging opportunities. Contact

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  • Online Interviewing

    Designed for executives in need of support and guidance to navigate the new normal of 'Online Interviewing'. Contact

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Supporting organisations through COVID-19

  • Executive Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Executive programs supporting high performance leaders and teams operating under pressure.

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  • Skills Review and Workforce Planning

    Skills review and workforce planning to redeploy team members as needs shift across the business.

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  • Emergent Conditions Mapping Workshop

    Emerging conditions workshop mapping global conditions to take into account in a pandemic response.

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  • Covid-19 Risk & Opportunity Assessment

    COVID-19 risk and opportunity assessment provides a strategic lens for immediate tactical action.

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Featured Solution

Breathing Space - A mental health and wellbeing program designed to support high-performance executives operating under pressure to lead well.

High performing executives face a particular set of challenges. With greater complexity, more rapid change and high-stakes decision-making rapidly increasing, proactively supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our leaders is a business imperative.

The sectors we impact.

  • Education & Research

    Our education and research clients reflect the diverse range of institutions and organisations operating in Australia, New Zealand and the APAC region.

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  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

    Our health clients work across community health, health service providers, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and medical research.

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  • Public Sector

    Our Public Sector clients value high ethical and governance standards matched by strong people and communication skills.

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  • Not For Profit

    Our Not For Profit leaders strive to be influential, commercially astute, accountable and inspirational.

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  • Corporate & Commercial

    Success in the private sector requires leaders with a demonstrated ability to forge strong, long-lasting relationships and networks and an innovative approach to problem solving.

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  • Independent Schools

    We help independent schools leverage their own unique culture and purpose to define and attract leaders.

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  • Medical Research

    An area of enormous impact, our medical technology and medical research clients rely on us to find the best talent to stay ahead of rapid innovation.

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I write to thank you and your organisation for your professionalism and the diligent manner you worked with myself and Board in presenting to us an excellent range of candidates. Recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer is never easy and for us it was at a crucial time for our organisation. At all times we felt comfortable with your professionalism, confidentiality and availability in the manner you and your staff answered our questions and the guidance you provided. We obtained an excellent outcome.

John Maher

Chair Southwest Healthcare

After an extensive process we chose Fisher Leadership because of their track record. Everyone we spoke to were delighted with both the process and the outcome when working with Fisher Leadership. We have been most impressed with all aspects of the process, in particular the communication and flexibility. They put together an outstanding candidate list.

Michael Bennett

Chair Launceston Church Grammar School

I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in the recruitment process – it was a great pleasure to work with Fisher Leadership. We appreciated very much your advice and insights, your professionalism and responsiveness to us and to the candidates. We feel confident that the successful candidate will prove to be a very capable and dynamic CEO and the Board are really looking forward to working with him.

Virginia Bourke

Chair St John’s Ambulance Victoria

Auckland University of Technology has been very pleased to use Fisher Leadership for a number of high level appointments in recent times. In each case we were delighted with the outcome. Significantly, we were impressed with the quality of interaction and the proactive approach of the Fisher Leadership team. They always responded quickly to any questions and requests and we were kept very well informed at all stages of the recruitment process. Candidate briefs were excellent and overall information for shortlisting was thorough and relevant. Working with Fisher Leadership gave us a high level of confidence in the overall recruitment process.

Dr Andrew Codling

Head of Vice-Chancellors Office Auckland University of Technology

The Board and the selection committee were very pleased with the outcome and the transition from a long standing Principal to a new one occurred almost seamlessly. Since the appointment of a new Principal the School has had the need to appoint two new Deputy Principals/ Campus Heads. Based on our experience with the first assignment the School engaged Fisher Leadership to undertake both of these assignments. The School now has two excellent Deputy Principals who have the full support of the Principal and the Board.

Peter Kempen

Former Chair, Ivanhoe Grammar School Chair, St Hilda's College

Global Partnerships

With many of our clients doing business globally, we are a proud and fully accredited member of the international peak body since 1959, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. We operate from offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland with executive search partners in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Canada, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America and United Kingdom.

Our reach captures diverse talent globally with trusted partners collaborating to source the best opportunities across geographical location and industry expertise. Established in 1972, IMD International Search Group is on the global top-20 list of executive search businesses. As a member of IMD, we provide our clients access to local specialists as well as the finest international consultants in the field. Fisher Leadership is also a proud member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), which sets the professional standards for retained executive search and leadership consulting firms worldwide.


Who’s missing from your leadership table?

At Fisher Leadership, we’ve been connecting on-demand, executive talent with future-facing organisations for nearly a decade. What was traditionally called ‘interim’ and understood as ‘gap-filling’ is now a competitive solution bringing bringing critical skills to the table at pace. Our framework is ‘Right talent. Right table. Right time.’ We have the following Gig Executives ready … Continued

Remotely in Control of Mental Health?

In a high-pressure, high-stakes, highly volatile business environment, the mental health and wellbeing of our decision-makers is crucial.  Fisher Leadership has introduced Breathing Space, an executive mental health and wellbeing program that can be delivered remotely or in person, enabling leaders to maintain perspective, empathy and creativity while navigating change.  Prior to COVID-19, the direct cost … Continued

COVID-19: Open for business with innovation ahead of change

CLIENTS’ MOST REQUESTED SERVICES IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES: Gig Executive As organisations adjust to a new way of working, the Gig Executive team is deploying highly qualified, credentialed and immediately available leaders that can join your team to deliver in-demand skills such as change management, crisis communications and organisational redesign immediately. Read more. Leadership & Transition … Continued

Recent Appointments

Angela Boyd is currently on assignment through our Gig Executive business as Interim Procurement Transformation Executive at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Angela is leading the implementation of a streamlined service delivery model, underpinned by optimised processes and systems that enable good governance, reporting and strategic outcomes. With extensive experience as a transformation and strategic change consultant, Angela’s expertise is in planning, advising and implementing large scale change programs. She has hands on experience leading organisation wide … Continued

Georgie Dwyer is the successful candidate for the Executive Director, People and Culture role at Berry Street

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Georgie will lead Berry Street’s strategic human resources function, partnering with the organisation’s leaders to champion its culture and values in delivering high quality services and support to children, young people and families. Georgie has experience in strategic and operational human resources across a range of high performance, risk-aware … Continued

Jacquetta Griggs is the successful candidate for the General Manager Finance role at Greyhound Racing Victoria

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a key member of the Executive Team, Jacquetta will be responsible for the financial management, business performance assessment and review, compliance of GRV and its constituent Clubs, as well as leading GRV’s procurement function and supporting policy and procedures. Jacquetta presents with an engaging and dynamic style.  … Continued