Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

“Delivering results in times of such exponential change and uncertainty requires consistent sage decision making.”


Karen is an astute leader with a razor-sharp instinct for business and people.  She understands what makes people tick and organisations thrive.  Karen is renowned for making some of the most significant and impactful leadership placements throughout Australasia. She is one of this region’s most experienced and respected headhunters, working across the globe and across all industries, sought after for her networks, unique insights and wise counsel.

Karen commenced her career as a journalist, then worked with the world’s Number 1 Advertising Agency at the time, before embarking on a career in Executive Search some 25 years ago based in London and Sydney. In leading our business at Hourigan International she inspires a collaborative approach and focusses our business to champion the world class leaders who apply a creative mindset to solving the pressing challenges of our times.

Karen has enormous drive and energy, she is inquisitive, dynamic and passionate about delivering outcomes for clients and candidates alike. Karen is a classic renaissance leader, with an engaging intellect, extraordinarily well read, an intrepid traveller with a passion for hiking the wild and remote places of this world, especially her beloved Abel Tasman National Park.

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