Our Partners have significant experience in Financial Services, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Energy & Resources and Industrial sectors
Leveraging our extensive expertise and deep industry knowledge along with our network of alliance partners, we help you attract and recruit exceptional talent to your team. Our approach enables us to cost-effectively execute even the most complex assignments on a timely basis. Our consultants have each advised leading corporations, multinationals, government and non-profit organisations in Australia and across the region on domestic, regional and global executive search engagements to help our clients acquire leading talent.
CEO Succession & Succession Management
The executive bench strength of organisations is consistently tested. While many organisations have succession planning processes in place, the robustness and agility of those frameworks does not always stand up when tested. We find many executives do not have a clear understanding of the emerging capability within their organisation, the potential retention risks, or the associated development needs of senior leaders. To be able to compete effectively, organisations need to have a dynamic, interactive and ongoing perspective of existing and emerging capability across their enterprise. At Sheldon Harris we partner with our clients and provide ongoing leadership and talent advisory to ensure that succession plans, and processes, are kept alive and relevant.
Talent Assessment & Development
Whether it be for an existing team, the arrival of a new leader, or post-merger acquisition, having the right people in the right roles, along with a culturally aligned team is crucial. Having a clear view of succession, individual development needs and future talent needs are mandatory tools in a CEO’s arsenal. Working with the Board and Executive, we seek to understand the organisation’s aspirations and benchmark the level of understanding and capability within the organisation to identify key gaps and develop a structural roadmap to ensure future business success. Sheldon Harris has extensive experience conducting individual and team leadership assessments.
With unprecedented scrutiny of Board performance, combined with continuing economic uncertainty, the demand for a talented and (culturally and gender) diverse Board has never been stronger. Board searches require unprecedented trust and discretion, deep industry knowledge, and access to the top echelons of leadership. Our partners each have a track record of success in advising on ASX-listed, member/mutual owned and private company Board appointments.
Adjacent to our Board Search practice, we also have significant experience in appointments to, and the establishment of, advisory committees such as investment committees or technology advisory committees.
Our consultants have worked closely with both listed and unlisted Boards to build an understanding of Board cohesiveness and performance, and to facilitate and develop a more constructive working dynamic around the Boardroom table. We tailor the approach to match the specific needs of each Board. While executives have long been accustomed to performance reviews, this is a relatively recent experience for many Directors and consequently requires a bespoke and sensitive approach that reflects the maturity and skillset of the Board.
Board Skills Audit
The solid platform for any Board to effectively govern is the skills, capabilities and experience of the individual Directors, and whether these are aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals. Our consultants work with the Board and key stakeholders to understand the organisations business strategy and key areas of risk, to develop a framework to formally evaluate the mix and composition of current skills. From this analysis critical gaps will be identified which can then be fed into the Board’s succession plans to provide greater clarity around the profile of future Directors.
Your Trusted Advisors for Executive Leadership & Board Services
Our Firm comprises experienced, credible senior executives who advise clients across Australasia and around the globe.
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