Member Only Events: Meet the Headhunters
Date Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Time 14 Jul 17:00 - 14 Jul 18:00
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
Pricing Free Event
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 14 July 2021

WOBChat is an interactive fortnightly online session designed to fill the current void. We’ll provide a facilitated, friendly environment for members to meet, network, share and learn - online.

This event is provided FREE OF CHARGE to Full, Premium & Corporate Members and Champions.

Meet the Headhunters

What are non-executive recruiters looking for in a board candidate? What do they want to know about you? And how does your ‘pitch’ really come across?

Meet our guest headhunter Jeremy Wurm, Founder & Managing Director of Booker Consulting who will share a brief insight into his work and what he is seeing in the market currently. In discussion with WOB Chair, Ruth Medd will further discuss:

  • The search process: What’s in demand; is it women? Is it particular skills?

  • Tips for candidates wanting to be known by his firm

  • Advice to a candidate that makes it to interview and beyond

Jeremy’s firm specialises in director and senior executive search for:

  • Biotech

  • Health and Human services

  • Member based organisations

  • ​Purpose driven sectors

Our headhunter guest: Jeremy Wurm

jeremytrans.pngGraduating with a Degree in Pharmacology from Adelaide University, Jeremy’s career began with the Commonwealth Department of Health in Canberra, after which he joined the Shell Company of Australia, as a Management Trainee. Subsequently obtaining a Masters Degree in Psychopharmacology from the University of Melbourne, he worked for nearly three years in a marketing role with a Dutch healthcare multinational, at their international Headquarters.
​His first contact with Executive Search came in 1983, when he was approached to move to England, in order to take on a Business Development role with a large British pharmaceutical conglomerate, a position he held for five years. He then joined Ruston Poole International in London, spending two years carrying out senior Executive Search assignments for health and biosciences clients throughout Europe. Jeremy returned to Australia in 1989 after nearly a decade overseas, and established Brooker Consulting in 1999.
He became a Chartered Biologist in 1987, having published in peer-reviewed journals, including a single-author article in "Nature".
​Jeremy was for ten years a Director and Board Member of Vision Australia Foundation, and is an active participant in the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Event Logistics

  • WOBChat will be run through Zoom, which can be accessed through your PC/ Mac or phone.