We have continued our expansion into the world’s key finance and legal markets, opening in Melbourne – our third office in Australia and fifth in the Asia-Pacific region. The new office cements our position as the leading Professional Services search firm in Australia, extending our reach beyond Sydney and Perth and into another key client market.
Definitive Consulting Melbourne will offer a full range of services, from retained search to team moves, across all of our practice group specialisms – Advisory, Audit and Assurance, Consulting, Legal and Tax – and will collaborate closely with its sister offices in the region.
Definitive Consulting CEO, Darren James, said: “Melbourne is an important strategic centre for many of our clients, so it is vital that we have people working on the ground who know the market as well as they know their specialist disciplines. This office opening delivers that capability while building on the success in Australia that has helped to make Asia-Pacific the fastest growing region in the business.”
Principal Consultant Fiona Getty and Senior Consultant Richard Sowter, who both have strong track records in their specialist sectors and excellent local market knowledge, will lead the office. Getty is a well known recruiter in the Melbourne market and has built an outstanding reputation as a professional services specialist over a ten year period. Sowter brings a similarly strong track record as well as an excellent grasp of the Definitive Consulting approach to search and selection, having transferred to Melbourne from the our Sydney office.
CEO, James concluded: “We’re delighted to have two very talented, experienced and well respected specialists on board to lead our operations in Melbourne. Their knowledge and insight, as well as their market relationships, will play an important role in helping us to continue our strong growth across the region.”