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We know and trust one another, and are aligned by what we stand for. 

Each of our consultants developed their consulting skills in one of the five leading Search firms, and has collaborated extensively across boundaries to deliver for clients.

We provide over one hundred years of combined leadership consulting experience and each of us has lived and worked in at least two countries.




Heidi Mason


  • 15 years of Leadership Consulting Experience, complemented by 15 years in advisor and operating roles

  • Experience complemented by time living and working in Australia and UK

  • Rich consulting experience across all aspects of leadership

  • Search expertise across financial services and finance leaders, including a decade in CFO roles


Joe Karsay


  • 10 years of Executive and Board Search experience, in addition to an early career as a Lawyer within the Technology Group of a Tier-1 Australian Law Firm

  • Experience living and working in Hong Kong in a Pan-Asian Search role covering major markets such as Singapore and Greater China

  • Deep functional expertise across the C-level, “Corporate Office” roles including General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer in addition to Risk and Governance

  • Broad industry experience with depth in Consumer Financial Services, Payments and Fintech

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Anna Whitlam

Collaborating Partner

  • Over 25 years’ international experience helping CEOs and boards build better reputations through people.

  • Anna is a widely recognised leader in Asia-Pacific, designing C-Suite functions and securing ‘fit for purpose’ executives to lead them.

  • Anna is a proud Non-Executive Director at Snowdome Foundation and a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).

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Simon Black

UK Partner

  • 19 years of leadership consulting experience

  • 10 years of leadership in the military including youngest commander of a ship

  • Deep experience across financial services search, with a rich focus on working with technology enabled businesses often driven by private equity investment

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Stuart (Stu) Burns


  • 10 years of Executive and Board Search experience.

  • A recognised advisor to Boards and CEOs, Stu's 30-year career includes strategy consulting at Bain & Company, founding a global sports apparel brand, and senior positions at Woolworths and Diageo, before executive search at Russell Reynolds Associates and Derwent.

  • His strategic approach is informed by deep industry experience and combined with a deep sense of empathy and passion for client success. 

  • Broad industry focus, with depth in Consumer and Retail, Defence, Aviation and PE Assets.


James West


  • 10 years in executive search, James has completed C-Suite assignments across Industrial, Healthcare and Consumer Markets

  • Prior to moving to Australia, James spent four years as Managing Director of a logistics business and Founder of online learning business, hello tutor, following an early career in Executive Search

  • ​A data enthusiast, James unlocks insight on performance, fit and potential on search and leadership consulting assignments


Wil Wilhelm


  • 14 years of Leadership Consulting experience

  • 16 years in Advisory and Corporate Operating roles

  • 11 years living and working outside Australia in Hong Kong and the USA

  • Board and Leadership composition/renewal expertise in single and low shareholder environments – Private Equity and SOE

  • Cross-sector experienced through the support of diverse shareholder investment theses.

  • Health and Human Services specific sector emphasis. 

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Susan Boyd

US Partner

  • ​22 years of leadership consulting experience

  • Deep experience across financial services search, with a rich focus on working with technology enabled business

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