The best indicator of future performance is past performance.

We are proud that our clients are so willing to share their experiences and advocate on our behalf. These referees are at the cutting edge of creating value in new and exciting ways. The assignments they entrusted us with were complex, challenging and critical to their missions.

Our referees and clients are not here for window dressing. We encourage you to speak with these world class leaders and they will confirm our ability to deliver on any engagement.

“Hourigan truly understand the importance of how leadership and culture are to the next generation of great companies, especially growing technology companies.”

Robyn Denholm
Board Chair, Tesla; Chair, Tech Council of Australia; Operating Partner, Blackbird

“It’s not about filling roles; rather, it’s about identifying and cultivating exceptional leaders with huge potential to make a difference.”

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
CEO, Optus; Non-Executive Director, REA Group, Airtel Africa and Openpay

“One of the things I’ve appreciated about the team at Hourigan International is their ability to listen and to quickly understand our business and culture.”

Paul T. Parker
GM People, SunRice

“What has impressed me most about working with Hourigan International is that the team places great emphasis on really understanding the brief.”

Helen Nash
Non-Executive Director, Inghams Group Limited, Metcash, Southern Cross Austereo

“Hourigan International clearly – and rightfully – hold a place amongst the “Best in Class” group of Global Executive Search firms.”

Joe McCollum
Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co

“Hourigan International is simply like no other firm out there. They differentiate themselves by their genuineness in wanting to understand the culture of the business they are matching people to.”

Ruth Allen
Chief People Officer, News Corp Australia

“We are thrilled with the high calibre, talented executives now employed. We are impressed with the Hourigan International team’s character and we value their capability highly.”

Andrew Hagger
CEO Tattarang, CEO Minderoo Foundation

Ann Sherry

“We were presented with candidates that you would have expected to see, as well as more left field candidates that caused the Board to think about the skills mix we needed. This forced us not to just look back, but also forward.”

Ann Sherry AO
Chair, Enero Group and UNICEF Australia; Non Executive Director, NAB and Sydney Airport. Director, Infrastructure Victora and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Ian Rowden

“I couldn’t recommend Hourigan highly enough and I continue to work with them on every major leadership assignment any of my companies have.”

Ian Rowden
Director, QMS Media, Enero Group, Reliance Worldwide Corporation; Advisor, Dulux and Bowery Capital; Partner, Innovate Partners

“If you want your perfect person, or your perfect role – you want to partner with Hourigan International.”

Jason Paris
CEO, Vodafone New Zealand

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Anthony and his team to anyone looking to hire impressive leaders across their business.”

John Symond AM
Founder, Aussie

“I have worked with both Anthony and Karen for many years and have been delighted with the executives they have found me. I absolutely would recommend them.”

Christine Holgate
CEO, Toll Global Express; Chair, Australia-ASEAN Council Board

“In Hourigan International, I’ve found a partner who shares our sense of urgency and understands our global ambition.”

Rob Gordon
Chief Executive Officer, SunRice

“They are a pleasure to do business with and can be counted on to deliver results. Anthony himself has become a source of most helpful strategic advice and he is backed up by a great team.”

Kate Mckenzie
Non-Executive Director, nbn Australia, Stockland, AMP, Healius Limited

“I have always felt that spirit of a true partner who shares the same sense of urgency and the need for excellence.”

Jackie McArthur
Non Executive Director, Qube, Tassal and Inghams

“I have known Anthony and Karen personally for many years and have been lucky enough to have worked with them, along with the Hourigan team, on a number of business critical hires.”

Anthony Freedman
Chairman Havas Group ANZ; CEO, One Green Bean; CEO, Organic; Founder/Chairman, Host Sydney

“We found most headhunting companies didn’t understand our culture or ambition. Hourigan International did. We will continue to use Hourigan International to attract the best global talent.”

Mark Green
Co Founder Group CEO, The Monkeys; Lead Accenture Interactive ANZ

“The thing that has impressed me most is how clearly they understand the brief and how creative and thoughtful they are in finding candidates that I would never have thought of.”

Paul Howes
National Managing Partner, Enterprise, KPMG Australia; Non Executive Director, Beyond Blue

“Working with Hourigan International has been a wonderful experience for me. Their dedication, the accuracy of their insights and recommendations are incredible.”

Joe Pollard
Non Executive Director, Greencross Limited; Endeavour Group and oOh!

“Finding great people is really hard, finding great headhunters is even harder. Trust is really important and the Hourigan International team have earned mine.”

Todd Sampson
Non Executive Director Qantas, Co-creator Earth Hour, Gruen Presenter, Documentary Maker

“Hourigan International delivers consistently because they do their research and then ruthlessly attack the market to find the best candidate.”

Marty O’Halloran
Global CEO, DDB Worldwide; Chairman, DDB Australia and New Zealand

“Hourigan International continue to demonstrate a deep understanding of our business and people-first culture, helping us to recruit strong talent aligned to our values.”

Andrew Gregory
CEO McDonalds Australia

“Anthony’s personal involvement with clients and searches is an indication of the senior ‘hands on’ approach fostered in the organisation with a total focus on customer service.”

John Borghetti
NED Brisbane Airport Corporation, Alinta Energy, Balmoral Pastoral Investments, Charlie Teo Foundation

“Their intellectual curiosity around both the business and our industry, coupled with the ability to think outside the box, has been the difference in delivering world class talent.”

Alastair Symington
Group CEO and Managing Director, Blackmores Group

“Anthony and his hugely talented team have at their core a deep strategic understanding of global business; how it constantly evolves and how its people and their skills must embrace that ongoing transformation.”

Duncan Marshall
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Creative Strategy, Accenture

“What makes an organisation stand apart is its people. People who not only create, but who care. Hourigan International get that. They get people, figuratively and literally. Always.”

Kim Douglass
Head of APAC, Capgemini Invent; CEO Frog APAC

“They are a very impressive team, and one which I would highly recommend to both clients and candidates alike.”

Clive Ormerod
CEO, Les Mills International

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