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Creating A World of Difference

Creating A World of Difference

Creating a world of difference

by partnering with organisations to build inclusive leadership, grow diversity and enable sustainable ecosystems for the future.





Grow your Future Fit capability with Future Exchange

A capability ecosystem for boards and executives.

Future Exchange is a capability ecosystem for board and executive talent wanting to build community, grow capability, and reimagine future career pathways. Unlike other professional networks, we look beyond past experience, and as a community of practice, set our sights on future potential.

Like the challenges we face, the executive journey is no longer linear. When we began working with leaders 20 years ago, the average tenure was 8–10 years for an executive. Today, this is down to 2 – 4 across sectors. Leaders are realising they are in charge of their own career journey, and that includes owning our learning, owning our network, and owning our right to choose ways of working that suit our stage in the leadership lifecycle. Sound like you? Sounds like you need to sign up to the Future X community.

Register now to receive your FY24 membership free.

Changing the why we work

Trusted for over 20 years in Executive Search.

Today, a holistic suite of executive people solutions.

One of the few internationally accredited Executive Search firms in Australia, our global AESC status ensures the highest standards while our IMD Partner Firms guarantee access to talent across the globe. Fisher Leadership has a proud history of seeking out diverse leaders with the right mix of experience and future skills. We actively find people who will adapt to change, balance innovation with risk, navigate transformation and lead with purpose. The pride we feel at the end of the day lies in solving leadership challenges person-by-person and role-by-role, blending data with insight after nearly two decades in the business of your leadership.


Australian CEOs concerned about the availability of key skills

We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Once upon a time, organisations relied on a fixed set of capabilities. Today, leaders adapt to new challenges almost constantly. 

(PwC, 2021)



Future Leadership partners with organisations to enable dynamic capabilities and wrap-around talent support throughout the business. And we partner with executives to prepare for lifelong employability.

(Swinburne Edge, 2021)


Future Leadership combines truly personalised relationships with innovative technology solutions to ensure an approachable and efficient process when engaging new talent. 


Every year we support over 10,000 leaders for impact. We maintain genuine relationships with clients and candidates and continue to support them with leadership solutions long-term. Our Net Promoter Score of 9.1 across clients, successful candidates and unsuccessful candidates is well above industry standard.

CLA Solutions

A suite of evidence-based tech-enabled, leadership solutions for the new working world. Here are just some of our top-rated products and services.


Leaders today are balancing high pressure with high performance, often without the necessary support to maximise wellbeing, creativity, productivity and ongoing learning.


Partner with us for data-driven insights and clearly defined outcomes. As an accredited administrator of multiple assessment tools, we take an agnostic approach, prioritising the best outcome for you.


We co-design holistic programs incorporating leadership development and wellbeing, assessment, coaching and transition, onboarding, and organisational transformation. 


Leaders rely on us to bring together psychology, leadership science, trusted consulting relationships and proactive strategy facilitation to deliver future leadership solutions.

Leadership development solutions?

Transition & transformation solutions?

Digital Career Transition Platform

Career Accelerator is revolutionising the outplacement experience.

Emerging leaders face tough challenges in today’s jobs market. Senior managers navigating an organisation through change are also confronted with difficult decisions. We support you to give your transitioning leaders the best platform to launch their future success.

Allow your people to own their career transition. Anywhere. Anytime.

Future Leadership Capability Framework

Bringing the right capability, to the right table, at the right time is a priority for future success in every organisation.

The FLCF creates a clear picture of the core and essential cross-professional, multi-disciplinary capabilities individuals should possess in order to effectively drive an organisation’s strategic direction and orient teams to a desired culture. It describes the transferrable attributes all leaders need for success inside and outside of their organisation.

Connecting a new language of leadership in a borderless world.

Executive Mental Health

Helping leaders balance high pressure and high performance.

COVID-19 has put mental health leadership on the agenda for boards and the executive like never before. Employee mental health must be a key component of organisational strategy. For decades we have worked with senior leaders at the coalface of change. We understand the pressures and challenges faced at an executive level in fast-paced, high-performance environments, and we have a solution.

Get some Breathing Space today.


The platform where future business success meets future talent needs.

Connect powerfully with future talent. Optimise meaningful diversity in your team and fill cognitive blind spots. Determine which top-rated future-skills your organisation needs and dial up or dial down risk-appetite, change-readiness, tech-literacy and a host of other critical skills across your leadership teams.

A future-selection process for future-facing leaders.

ESG Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability is key to businesses that value longevity and loyalty.

Our heritage as a trusted advisor to leadership teams led to the development and implementation of our best-practice ESG Sustainability Reporting framework. Our ESG service partners with your team to document and develop Environmental, Social and Governance standards to deliver accountability and value creation to your stakeholders.

Build a better, more sustainable world with ESG reporting.

Need to cover a senior leader?

Need to augment your team’s skills?

Gig Executive.
Solving tomorrow, today.

Connecting organisations to flexible, executive talent. With many leaders choosing to work differently, we will place Gig Executives at your leadership table in a matter of days as opposed to months. Purpose-driven, change-ready senior leaders bring new skills to your decision-making table, representing an essential competitive advantage in the new working world.

Learn more about our Gig Executive philosophy:
right talent, right table, right time.

Insights and News

“I write to thank you and your organisation for your professionalism and the diligent manner you worked with myself and Board in presenting to us an excellent range of candidates. Recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer is never easy and for us it was at a crucial time for our organisation. At all times we felt comfortable with your professionalism, confidentiality and availability in the manner you and your staff answered our questions and the guidance you provided. We obtained an excellent outcome.”

Chair Prominent health organisation

“After an extensive process we chose Fisher Leadership because of their track record. Everyone we spoke to were delighted with both the process and the outcome when working with Fisher Leadership. We have been most impressed with all aspects of the process, in particular the communication and flexibility. They put together an outstanding candidate list.”

ChairProminent Grammar School

“I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in the recruitment process – it was a great pleasure to work with Fisher Leadership. We appreciated very much your advice and insights, your professionalism and responsiveness to us and to the candidates. We feel confident that the successful candidate will prove to be a very capable and dynamic CEO and the Board are really looking forward to working with him.”

Virginia BourkeChairSt John’s Ambulance Victoria

“Auckland University of Technology has been very pleased to use Fisher Leadership for a number of high level appointments in recent times. In each case we were delighted with the outcome. Significantly, we were impressed with the quality of interaction and the proactive approach of the Fisher Leadership team. They always responded quickly to any questions and requests and we were kept very well informed at all stages of the recruitment process. Candidate briefs were excellent and overall information for shortlisting was thorough and relevant. Working with Fisher Leadership gave us a high level of confidence in the overall recruitment process.”

Dr Andrew CodlingHead of Vice-Chancellors OfficeAuckland University of Technology

“The Board and the selection committee were very pleased with the outcome and the transition from a long standing Principal to a new one occurred almost seamlessly. Since the appointment of a new Principal the School has had the need to appoint two new Deputy Principals/ Campus Heads. Based on our experience with the first assignment the School engaged Fisher Leadership to undertake both of these assignments. The School now has two excellent Deputy Principals who have the full support of the Principal and the Board.”

Peter KempenFormer Chair, Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolChair, St Hilda’s College

Global Partnerships

When we think about leadership, we are thinking global. As the exclusive local partner to the IMD International Search Group – a global top 20 executive search organisation, Fisher Leadership enables clients and candidates to connect across regions, cultures and sectors. We are also one of the only fully accredited AESC Executive Search firms headquartered in Melbourne, recognised as upholding the highest methodology under the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.

A Connected CommunityAt Fisher Leadership we believe partnership is the new leadership. We understand the value of strong communities and feel compelled and grateful to contribute proactively to the places where we live and work.

No, thank you.