CEO Executive Search


Johnson Partners have appointed many of the Asia-Pacific region’s leading CEOs through multi-year succession programs and more immediate global searches to identify the world’s best talent. In each context of the search for the role, we conduct deep discovery meetings with stakeholders to understand the organisation’s strategy, culture, and future leadership requirements plus long term goals. Whatever the scenario, the health of the organisation and the way it is viewed by investors and other key stakeholders depends largely on the experience, track record and leadership qualities of the CEO candidate.

Today’s CEO requires a combination of technical acumen and strategic foresight to unite the technological, regulatory, and economic opportunities of an organisation. They must possess the talent and communicative skills to engage stakeholders at every level – from investors, board members, the diverse internal workforce, customers and media.

  • 69
    days to placement
  • 98%
    placement rate
  • 100%
    stick rate
  • 70%
    female placement rate
The Johnson Partners team worked with PAG Asia Capital and the Board of Craveable brands on the appointment of our current CEO. The process was rigorous and the level of communication was far beyond our expectations. The appointee has quickly made a positive impact and driven material change across the team. The breadth and quality of the process, and the candidates that the team were able to rapidly bring to the table were outstanding”


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    Purchasing Boardroom Partners in 2020 – a leading Australian Board Search and Advisory firm across all industries – strengthens our commitment to helping organisations review their corporate goals within the boardroom to implement exceptional corporate governance. Founded by Jane Bridge in 1999, Boardroom Partners’ specialist services provided exemplary counsel regarding the structure, composition and operations of boards. Their expertise in reviewing individual performances, conducting skills analysis, implementing Chair and Director searches and advice on non-executive remuneration and assistance regarding shareholder relationships leverages Johnson Partners’ offering with substantial influence.


    While an organisation may have a binder full of names, when a ‘succession event’ occurs, it is often unplanned. When done properly, passing on the baton barely causes a ripple. Prudent leaders begin the process almost from day one, starting with an assessment of their teams


    A board can only feel confident that they have the right team in place to execute their corporate strategy if they objectively evaluate their leadership team.


    The difference between a smooth merger or a stumble is leadership, and the difference between good leadership and under performing leadership is due diligence. During critical business change, we partner with clients to manage unforeseen risks involving incumbent executives, as well as prospective appointments.


    We work closely with our clients to identify realistic growth options, managing transactions through to completion. Our extensive network of contacts enables a secure and structured progression journey, especially during periods when a firm is expanding rapidly and a number of new hires are coming on board.

    Ensuring candidate accuracy, our 30-Day Audit™ is administered by an independent partner to review the progress of each candidate search during the critical middle stage of the recruitment process. During this period, we customarily receive confirmation that we are successfully executing our strategic plan. When required, we accept suggestions regarding how to redirect the search strategy to ensure optimum success.

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