New Partner Appointment

We are excited to announce that Vanessa Stack has joined Johnson Partners as a Partner where she leads the Public Sector Practice and joins our CFO and Financial Services Practices.

Vanessa’s appointment represents an important step towards achieving our vision of becoming the leading independent board advisory and executive search firm in Australia & New Zealand.

Vanessa brings over 15 years of executive search experience within the financial services and public sectors. Working across both sectors, Vanessa brings a particularly deep specialisation in the areas of finance and commercial leadership, strategy, infrastructure and asset management.

Prior to Johnson Partners, Vanessa was responsible for building the CFO and Public Sector practices at Boyden, successfully appointing CEOs, CFOs and other leadership roles across government agencies, major Australian financial services institutions, fintechs and industry bodies.

Vanessa has previously been a Chief Operating Officer and Practice Leader for two leading selection businesses within the Australian market. Her early career was spent at KPMG following the completion of her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at UNSW.

Johnson Partners has a proud history of supporting numerous Federal and State Government agencies and government business enterprises with board and executive appointments. With Vanessa’s leadership, we have a vision of being a pre-eminent provider to government.

Vanessa also brings a deep track record of appointing many of the region’s financial officers. Her expertise will augment our market-leading Financial Services Practice which itself has appointed several of the region’s most influential CFOs.


“I am thrilled to be joining the Johnson Partners team as the impressive team are clearly carving out a place as the leading Australian owned board advisory and executive search firm. The firm’s momentum is quite extraordinary!”

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