New Partner Appointment: Michele Phillips

Oct 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michele Phillips as Partner and Leader of the firm’s Consumer & Retail and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices.

Michele brings over two decades of experience with some of the world’s strongest brands, both in Australia and internationally.

Michele was most recently at Korn Ferry where she led the Retail, Health & Life Sciences Practice for a number of years. In that role, Michele partnered with leading ASX-listed and foreign multinational companies, along with Private Equity firms with an interest in consumer centric industries.

Prior to joining the search industry, Michele was one of the region’s top Chief Marketing Officers, holding leadership roles at Electrolux, Nestle and Kimberly-Clark, having commenced her career at Procter & Gamble.

Jason Johnson, Founder and Managing Partner of Johnson commented, “I’m incredibly excited by Michele’s appointment. Michele will assist us to further build our Consumer & Retail and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices. With first-hand experience within leading brands, Michele understands the needs of clients and brings deep insights in respect of their businesses and markets. She is one of the country’s top executive search consultants in her field, and she has an exceptional track record of assisting ASX-listed and foreign multinational companies to connect with the outstanding leaders they need to transform their organisations, outperform the competition and to achieve their business goals.”

Michele said, “Johnson’s client-inspired model that drives a faster, higher quality executive search outcome is a natural fit for me. There is strong growth in the Consumer & Retail and Health & Life Sciences sectors but there are challenges in competition, technology and regulation. Matching the organisation with the right leadership at the right time makes all the difference to success, and I am looking forward to partnering with our clients on their unique needs.”

Michele holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology in Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from Australian Graduate School of Management.

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