No executive role has a greater impact on the success of a business than that of the chief executive. As businesses and organisations continue to face challenging market conditions, demand for the best executive leadership talent has and will continue to outstrip supply, resulting in an ongoing global talent shortage.

There continues to be an increasing demand for executives with not just the right experience, but also the right leadership competencies and traits to meet the current and future requirements of their roles and organisations.

Our Executive Leadership Practice provides advice and guidance on identifying, assessing, selecting and onboarding the very best executive leadership.


Executive leaders continue to face some interesting challenges and trends including:

  • Managing potential and real and ongoing market volatility
  • Achieving growth and synergies in challenging markets without destroying employee engagement
  • Anticipating and embracing changing approaches and strategies to capitalize on significant digital transformation
  • Challenging and changing approaches and strategies to energize employees and drive performance
  • Creating a strategic competitive advantage by improving the quality of service delivery.

These challenges and trends continue to have a significant impact on the Chief Executive and other executive leadership roles. We continue to see tenure remaining at historically low levels and a continuing shift in the balance of power away from organisations and to the best talent, forcing organisations to constantly improve and innovate their approach to identifying, attracting, retaining and developing that talent.

Functional Roles

Our Executive Leadership Practice specialises in supporting and sourcing talent for business in the following areas:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director
  • Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer

Practice Lead

Phillip Guest

Phillip is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Talent Partners. After graduating from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics degree, he commenced his professional career at KPMG Australia, working in the Audit & Assurance, Private Business Services and Corporate Recovery divisions.

After leaving KPMG he then joined what is now Diageo plc, a global leader in alcoholic beverages with iconic brands in spirits, beer and wine. He was the Head of Finance for the Guinness beer business across Australia and New Zealand.

Post Diageo plc, he spent the next 15 years in senior executive roles at one of the largest listed global executive recruitment businesses, initially as the Chief Financial Officer of the Asia Pacific Region and then ultimately as the Regional Managing Director, responsible for the Australian, New Zealand and Japanese operations, which at the peak was over four hundred staff across eight offices and represented a significant share of the global revenues and profits of the group. He has over 20 years experience in the Asia Pacific talent management industry.

Born in Sydney, he is an enthusiastic rugby supporter having played for The University of Sydney and The Briars Sporting Club and is also a keen beef cattle breeder.

Please view our introduction to the
Executive Leadership Practice by Phillip

Salary Guide Calculator

This Salary Calculator provides an indicative guide of salary packages, base salary and superannuation for executive roles in each of Pacific Talent Partner’s Practice areas. For the Sales Practice, we have also provided an estimate of on-target earnings. Once all options have been selected, the calculator will provide an indicative guide of the minimum, average and maximum salary packages associated with selected executive roles.

See link for the basis upon which this information has been prepared.

To watch our video which provides a guide to Executive Remuneration, please click here.

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