Jo Fisher

Founding Director

Jo Fisher is the founding Partner and Director of Fisher Leadership. Over 17 years she has built the firm to become Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted and successful team of executive search and HR consultants in the socially positive sectors where we specialise.

Jo and her team continue to find diverse and exceptionally talented candidates for the most challenging Board, CEO and senior executive search assignments, as well as developing scientifically based methodologies such as the Positive Impact Recruitment process to enable more effective assessment, selection and development of successful leaders at all levels.

Jo is a champion of positive psychology as a key to success in the ever changing and increasingly agile leadership landscape of the future. Her own success as a leader has been built on the ability to innovate and attract exceptional talent who share her passion for supporting socially positive outcomes and working as mutually supportive members in a diverse team of specialists.

Jo has long been recognised as a leading advocate for the importance of diversity in leadership. She has been honoured with the prestigious international AESC Lifetime Achievement Award for impact and excellence in executive search, the only Australian to have received this Award globally. She is an Australian committee member with the International Women’s Forum, a former Telstra Business Women's Award Winner, and an Adjunct Professor with Deakin University. More broadly, Jo’s commitment to supporting socially positive leadership outcomes is reflected in her roles as a Member of the AICD’s National Education Advisory Committee and Board Director of the social enterprise, Infoxchange.

Her qualifications include a Master of Business Administration (Deakin); a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (Melbourne); and Graduate Certificate in Management (Deakin). She is also a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner.

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