Leaders of the future

Drive success with positive leadership

The success of increasingly agile, task focused organisations calls for positive leadership.

Fisher Leadership is all about finding, supporting and equipping exceptional people with the positive leadership skills needed for future success. We strive for win-win outcomes where team and personal purpose align around positive aspirations for the organisation, its people and their community.

We operate nationally and internationally on behalf of Australian and New Zealand organisations and leaders of the future who aspire to make a positive impact in the world.

  • Find

    Find leaders with the right experience, capabilities, values and aspirations to drive your future success.

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  • Flex

    Constant change is a future reality, which makes flexibility a key to future success.

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  • Shape

    Shaping a purpose driven team culture is critical for successful organisations of the future.

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  • Transition

    Transition into an ideal role that engages your true strengths and aspirations as a leader of the future.

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Fisher Leadership Positive Leaders for the Future

We acknowledge the outstanding contribution of Fisher Leadership during a critical recruitment activity to fill several senior leadership roles in our organisation. You displayed unwavering professionalism, diligence and patience throughout the process - from the advertisement of these positions, international search, interviews, to the completion of the final selection reports. It was a real pleasure to work with the Fisher Leadership team to rebuild our leadership team. We highly recommend your services.

Dr Alex Zelinsky

Chief Defence Scientist and Head Defence Science & Technology Group

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

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

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


Finding successful leaders of the future is all about thinking and acting globally as part of a digitally savvy network of culturally diverse, purpose driven professionals.

As a global firm, Fisher Leadership enables clients and candidates to connect across regions, cultures and sectors around shared vision, values and purpose. We also frame, support and nurture the global social networks needed to find exactly the right leaders to fit each specific culture and purpose.

Our international candidate engagement is facilitated through exclusive partnership with the IMD International Search Group - a global top 20 executive search organisation - and we are a fully accredited member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.


Michelle Lyon joins Fisher Leadership

We are delighted to announce that Michelle Lyon has joined Fisher Leadership as Associate Partner specialising in our Interim Management practice, working alongside our Interim team leader Eilish Devine. With more than 11 years in executive search, Michelle’s move to specialise in Interim reflects her strong belief that this is becoming a more critical need … Continued

David Baber joins Fisher Leadership

We are delighted to announce that David Baber has joined Fisher Leadership as Associate Partner specialising in our government and not-for-profit practices, providing executive search at the most senior levels and offering talent advisory solutions. Throughout his HR career in ASX Top 20 businesses and state government, David has always believed in supporting leaders to … Continued

The new type of know-how for executive search

The impact of digital technology and, in particular, how artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to change the nature of work and the skills required by senior executives. Therefore, what is the likely direct impact of digital tools and AI innovations for executive search.