Jo Fisher

Managing Director

Jo Fisher is the founding Partner and Managing Director of Fisher Leadership. Over 15 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 is Australian committee member with the International Women’s Forum, and a foundation committee member of WOMANZ. More broadly, Jo’s commitment to supporting socially positive leadership outcomes is reflected in her roles as AICD’s NEAC Advisory Committee member; Chair of the Deakin University MBA Advisory Board and Board Director of the social enterprise, Infoxchange.

Jo is a winner of the Business Owner category in the Australian State Telstra Business Women's Awards.

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.