Succeed in the boardroom: Meet the Headhunters
Date Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Time 21 Sep 17:00 - 21 Sep 18:00 AEST
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
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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:

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

  • Tips for candidates wanting to be known by their firm.

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

Meet the Headhunters Testimonials
'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.'

Guest headhunters 

Fiona Laven 

Managing Director, Stanton Chase

Fiona has been in executive search since 1988 and became an equity partner of Stanton Chase in 1998. She was appointed to the International Board as Vice Chair Regions and Regional Vice President Asia Pacific in 2011, roles she held until the end of 2014. She returned to the International Board from 2019 – 2021 and now leads the Government, Education & Not-for-Profit Practice. She is also Global Sector Leader for Agribusiness.

Fiona has handled searches for clients in agribusiness; financial services; industrial; government, education & non-profit; life sciences & healthcare; and logistics & transportation, particularly port & rail management, across Australia, the Pacific and into Asia. She has also developed a strong practice in the appointment of boards to SOEs and other public and private sector organisations. 

Payal Singh 

Manager, Statutory Appointments, Govenment Relations, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

With a background in recruitment and health, Payal manages a range of statutory appointment campaigns and is actively involved in project initiatives within Government Relations. She has a keen eye for detail, process improvement and stakeholder engagement.

Facilitated by

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
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.