Meet the Headhunters explained

In 2021 Women on Boards introduced our new ‘Meet the Headhunters’ series to provide members the opportunity to connect with supportive search firms.

The objective of the one-hour chat style virtual events is to enable attendees to get a view of what non-executive recruiters are looking for in a board candidate. What do they want to know about you? How does your ‘pitch’ really come across? This will vary depending on the headhunter as they tend to specialize.

The format for the sessions

Guest headhunters share a brief insight into their work and what they are seeing in the market currently.

Ruth MeddIn discussion with WOB Chair, Ruth Medd they further discuss:

  • The search process: What skills are in demand?
  • Tips for candidates: How to become known (by their firm).
  • What happens next: The interview process and beyond

The 2021 Series

We held three virtual events in the second half of 2021. Sincere thanks to the following guest headhunters for sharing their wisdom and time with WOB members:

Vanessa Jolly, General Manager - Board Recruitment, Directors Australia
Speciality areas: boards, board committees and advisory councils.


Jeremy Wurm, Founder and Managing Director of Booker Consulting
Speciality areas: Director and senior executive search for Biotech, Health and Human services, member-based organisations and purpose driven sectors

Richard Evans, Managing Director TalentNation
Speciality areas: Sustainability, Environmental Management, Human Rights & Climate Risk



Gregory Robinson, Founder & Managing Partner, Search & Advisory, Blenheim Partners
Specialities: Senior International executive & board appointments, ASX top 50 & ASX 200, private & not-for profit organisations.

Rachael McLennan - CEO & Co-founder, People for PurposeSpecialty area: not-for-profits

Tom Mutch, Partner at Odgers BerndtsonSpeciality areas: C-suite, senior management and board appointments.

Watch the events calendar for the 2022 series

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