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 headhunters who will share a brief insight into their work and what they are seeing in the market currently. In discussion with WOB Chair, Ruth Medd will further discuss:
Testimonials from previous Meet the Headhunters events
- This was an awesome presentation – very useful tips, fascinating insights and well worth attending.
- Thank you Ruth, Vanessa and Jeremy for your open, pragmatic and supportive insight. Very helpful and enlightening.
- This was a really fabulous session. I’ve come away with lots of great tips.
Tom Mutch - Partner - Board, CEO and Executive Search, Odgers Berndtson
Tom has over fifteen years’ experience in executive search, specialising in C-suite, senior management and Board appointments. He has worked with a multitude of global and domestic Australian clients across the private and public sectors, and he prides himself on being open, insightful and candid.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Tom worked for a large Australian search firm as a Partner covering the Public Sector (Federal, State and Local Government), as well as forming part of the firm’s Financial Services and Board Practices.
Before executive search Tom spent over ten years in academia, completing his PhD in Physics and Climate Change before working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate for two years, then as Chief Scientist on a US-run university program for another two years, based in the Caribbean.
Ruth Medd FCPA
Chair, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Chair, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Health and Sciences Institute Pty Ltd
Chair, Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd
Trustee, NSW Historic Houses Trust
Board Member, National Foundation for Australian Women
Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and in this capacity has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported many thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles. Ruth was previously the chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.