Vanessa Stack


Vanessa is a Partner at Johnson Partners, where she leads both the CFO & Financial Leadership and Public Sector Practices.

Vanessa brings nearly 20 years of executive search experience of CFOs and financial leaders across financial services institutions, corporates, not for profit groups and the NSW public sector. She brings a particularly deep specialisation in banking, insurance, funds management and infrastructure leading executive search assignments for CFOs and their leadership teams across FP&A, Financial Control, Product Control, Tax, Audit, Treasury and Investor Relations. She has partnered with major NSW state government agencies and SOCs, leading search processes for the appointment of Deputy Secretary and Executive Director level leaders across a variety of disciplines.

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

Vanessa has previously been a Chief Operating Officer and Practice Leader for two leading selection businesses within the Australian market, with a focus on securing talent for finance leadership roles within the financial services and public sectors.

Prior to entering executive search and selection, Vanessa was a Manager with KPMG, having spent time in the firm’s Sydney and London offices, specialising in Transactions Services advisory. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

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