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Case Study: Chief Executive Officer - CRC

The brief:

Our client, a CRC comprising participants from Australian and global industries, universities, research bodies and government agencies sought a new CEO with exceptional stakeholder skills to grow and lead the organisation during a new phase of its development.

Watermark then:

  • Undertook a broad-reaching research campaign within Australia and overseas, identifying, approaching and attracting candidates
  • Undertook a comprehensive candidate assessment process, to ensure candidates were able to demonstrate agreed capabilities and would be a good cultural fit
  • Facilitated shortlist interviews, comprehensive referencing (qualification, professional) and other checks before negotiating with preferred candidate

The outcome: 

A successful placement with strong leadership skills combined with commercial nous well capable of leading the CRC into a sustainable funding future.