Nicole Cain

Sourcing and engaging exceptional talent.

Nicole Cain Senior Associate

Nicole is a Senior Associate at Johnson where she is responsible for the execution of assignments.

Nicole has over 20 years’ experience delivering comprehensive and value-add business research and analysis services both locally and internationally to top tier organisations within Professional Services, Management Consulting and Executive Search.

Nicole has over a decade of experience in the search industry with roles at Allegis Partners, Odgers Berndtson and Heidrick & Struggles, among others. She has worked across a diverse range of sectors and has demonstrated success in partnering to fulfil senior appointments at Board, C-Suite and General Management levels both within Australia and internationally.

Nicole commenced her career as an Information Professional at EY and spent two years in London where she worked with Deutsche Bank, Cap Gemini and McKinsey in various research related roles. 

Nicole applies a commercial and innovative approach to deliver in-depth market insights to her clients.   She embraces the dynamic challenges impacting on both established and growing organisations, as they seek to identify, attract and develop senior leaders.   

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Information Science from Monash University.


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