Executive Search

We discreetly identify, assess and secure talented senior management and board level executives across the Asia-Pacific region. The breadth of knowledge and functional expertise of our executive search team ensures a transparent, timely yet rigorous process and a successful end result.

Our executive search process has three key phases:

Only 49% of Australian companies proactively seek out candidates who are not ‘actively looking’; 12 percentage points behind the global average. This means most Australian companies are missing out on potential market-leading talent.

Combining our research expertise and our extensive network of industry contacts, we identify potential candidates and produce an initial ‘long list’. Together, we review this list and select those worthy of further consideration.
We approach and meet with prospective candidates, screening each person to ascertain their interest and suitability. We then provide you with a synopsis of those deemed most qualified, which outlines their experience, cultural fit and other relevant recruitment details.
We assist you in reference checking and negotiations with your chosen candidate. We help to develop an employment proposal and we offer counsel during the candidate’s transition to your organisation, assisting in their integration and retention.

Quinton Anthony is a proud member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the worldwide professional body representing the retained executive search industry. You can read more about the stringent vetting process members must go through and the AESC Code of Professional Practice here.

Track Record

We have assisted leading organisations within our specialist verticals to secure the best executive and professional talent.
Here are just a few of the appointments our team has made to date:


  • Chief People Officer – National Infrastructure & Construction Group
  • Chief Financial Officer – Electricity Distribution Provider
  • Chief Operating Officer – National Infrastructure & Construction Group
  • Chief Commercial Officer – National Buildings & Engineering Group, New Zealand
  • Non-Executive Officer – National Construction Company

  • General Manager, Project Management & Construction, Urban Regeneration – ASX Listed Multinational
  • NSW Development & Delivery Director – Project & Development Management Company
  • Head of Apartment Development, NZ – NSX & ASX Listed Building Company
  • Development & Commercial Director – ASX Listed Global Real Estate Investment Business
  • Vice President, Corporate Real Estate – NYSE Listed Multinational Investment Bank

  • Design & Construction Director – ASX Listed Global Financial Services Organisation
  • Head of Health, Safety & Environment – National Construction Contractor 
  • National General Manager, Commercial & Risk – Multidisciplinary Construction Business
  • Head of Design & Innovation – National Construction Contractor
  • Executive General Manager, Building – National Infrastructure & Construction Group

  • APAC Director, Sustainability – ASX Listed Engineering & Consulting Firm 
  • Transport Director – ASX Listed Engineering & Consulting Firm
  • Business Manager, NSW – Multinational Design & Engineering Consultancy
  • Project Director Transport, NSW – Multinational Design & Engineering Consultancy
  • Vice President, HSE – Global Engineering Group, Resources Sector, Australia/Canada

  • Regional Director – International Construction and Engineering Group
  • Executive General Manager – National Infrastructure and Construction Group 
  • National Engineering & Design Director – International Infrastructure Group
  • Project Director – Infrastructure Asset Owner
  • Executive General Manager, Transport & Technology – Tier 1 Contractor

  • Program Delivery Director – Nuclear Power Generator, UK
  • Project Director – Power Generator
  • Global Energy & Power Leader – Multinational Design and Engineering Consultancy
  • Head of Projects & Technical Services – International Private Power Developer/Operator
  • General Manager – International Electricity Power Generation Company

  • Commercial Director – Distribution Network Service Provider
  • Head of Underground Transmission – Distribution Network Service Provider
  • General Manager, Telecommunications – Transmission Network Service Provider
  • Director of Origination – Transmission Network Service Provider
  • General Manager, Energy & Network Services – Infrastructure Service Provider

  • Managing Director – ASX Listed Exploration Company, South Korea
  • Project Director, Koodaideri G&I – Tier 1 International Mining Group
  • General Manager, Underground C&D – Tier 1 International Mining Group
  • Executive Manager, Asset Management – Major Coal Export Terminal
  • General Manager, Process & Engineering – Tier 1 Mining Contractor

Research, Analysis & Market Benchmarking

To attract and retain the best executive talent, you need a deep understanding of the market.
At Quinton Anthony we bring an unparalleled level of expertise in your sector.

We source potential candidates using specialised research and market mapping techniques, developed over many years.

We also offer this service to HR teams, RPO providers and line managers wishing to prepare for impending requirements, who aren’t yet in a position to hire and begin a full executive search process.
Our consultants offer unrivalled market intelligence and competitor analysis. They’re immersed in your industry so they understand your challenges and the broader emerging trends that will influence the sector.
Complementing generic salary surveys, remuneration benchmarking provides targeted sector, sub sector and competitor remuneration information, giving you an accurate picture of your true market position.

Working with the Quinton Anthony team, I’ve been extremely happy with the level of service provided and particularly impressed by their background work and follow-through.

Chief Executive Officer, National Contractor


Executives who take part in a structured onboarding program are 69% more likely to still be with their organisation three years after joining.

Provide a sounding board for new executives during the crucial first 100 days

Coach an adaptive leadership style that enhances personal impact, effectiveness and accelerates job performance

Provide the right structure and tools to assist them in planning and implementing initiatives during their first 100 days

Leadership Development & Behavioural Assessment

Capable leadership is crucial for the future of your organisation. We offer a Leadership Development service, run by our Head of Leadership Development & Assessment, designed to identify and support innovative, high-performing executives.

Leadership Development

  • We work one-on-one to develop newly appointed leaders, accelerating their performance, effectiveness and self-confidence.
  • We offer a detailed feedback session to all candidates who complete our behavioural assessment, including discussion around their development planning and first 90 days.
  • Our program enables executives to adapt their leadership style to situational challenges, such as large-scale organisational change, mergers and acquisitions.
  • We also offer a comprehensive suite of Leadership Advisory services including coaching, team development, wellbeing and culture.

Behavioural Assessment

  • All candidates are assessed by our in-house business psychologist, with the aim of evaluating whether an individual has the capabilities to be a successful leader who can drive the profitability and performance of your business.
  • We use psychometric tools and tailored interviewing to independently assess the potential of external hires or internal candidates with high potential.
  • The information generated is entirely objective, removing any subjective opinions or unconscious bias from the promotion or hiring decision.
  • This information can help to successfully onboard and develop a new executive and provides a support framework to build their future.


We commit to helping your business attain a culture that thrives, leveraging best practices in DE&I so you have the best chance of lasting business success. Our approach prioritises a diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds, leading to increased productivity and innovation.


We source Chairpersons and Non-Executive Directors for both private and public sector organisations - from national contractors to property development groups. Our advisory team of retired business leaders provides invaluable counsel on board compliance, structure and composition.

Succession Planning

We assist organisations in the transition of CEOs and leaders. Employing effective planning and selection skill evaluation, we help clients to define their vision and business goals, before developing future leadership and succession plans for smooth, successful handovers.