Track Record


The Johnson team have placed Chairmen, Non-Executive Directors, CEOs and each of the key functional leadership roles into organisations across a variety of sectors. We also have a deep specialisation in supporting professional services firms with strategic growth via the acquisition of lateral partners, team moves and firm mergers.

We have worked with over one-third of the ASX100, multi-national corporations, together with a number of leading organisations at various stages of their evolution including start-ups and venture capital and private equity backed companies.

The Johnson team are proud of our leadership shown in respect of diversity. In addition to market leading statistics for the inclusion of diverse candidates in long lists, short lists and as a proportion of placements, our team has been recognised as thought leaders in the diversity space having authored numerous papers on the issue, as the founders of the 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australian Awards; proactively identifying the country's rich pipeline of Asia-capable talent and being regular speakers at diversity related events. As Global Chairman of the Association of Executive Search Consultants – the peak body for the global US$11 billion executive search industry – Jason Johnson contributed to the development of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms, which has set the benchmark for addressing diversity for progressive executive search firms worldwide.


Johnson provides executive, partner and board search alongside leadership advisory services such as growth solutions, succession, retention, diversity and due diligence across these six sectors.


Financial Services


Legal & Professional Services


Consumer  & Retail

Healthcare & Life Sciences


Technology, Media & Telco.


Energy & Industrial

Property, Construction & Infrastructure


Education & Social Enterprise

We Do


  • Executive Search

    Even in the best-run organisations, the need for an executive, a partner or board director can be urgent. Through our proprietary SEARCH methodology we can complete most assignments in 69 days.

  • Leadership Assessment

    The board can only feel confident that they have the right team in place to execute their corporate strategy if they regularly evaluate their leadership team.

  • Due Diligence

    The difference between a smooth merger or a stumble is leadership, and the difference between good leadership and under-performing leadership is due diligence. During critical business change, we partner with clients to manage unforeseen risks involving incumbent executives, as well as prospective appointments.

  • Growth Solutions

    Sometimes stepped growth is required through the acquisition of a team or firm. We work with our clients on identifying realistic growth options and then manage transactions through to completion.  We are particularly experienced in the professions where we have a strong track record of transactions and an extensive network of contacts.

  • Succession Planning

    While an organisation may have a binder full of names, when a ‘succession event’ occurs, it is often unplanned. When done properly, passing on the baton barely causes a ripple. Prudent leaders begin the process almost from day one, starting with an assessment of their teams.

  • Diversity

    Increasingly boards and executive teams are under pressure to ensure that the leadership of the organisation reflects the breadth of customers, markets and stakeholders that they serve. We partner with clients to develop systematic processes to ensure they build high performing, diverse leadership teams.

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