Caroline McAuliffe

Caroline has over 25 years commercial experience gained in the UK and Australia working closely with Executive Teams of large corporate International businesses. She has broad experience in human resources, recruitment, cultural transformation and strategic planning in a variety of sectors.

For over sixteen years, Caroline has specialised in Interim Executive placements in Australia and has been responsible for deploying hundreds of senior executives into interim executive roles to transform organisations, bridge experience gaps, manage change and provide expertise.

Caroline is a Senior Partner and leads the Interim Executive team in Sydney. She helped establish the practice over ten years ago and specialises in deploying senior level interim executives into both private and public sectors. Caroline has a particular focus on CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and change, turnaround professionals. Also specialises in Transformation and Program Directors. Has successfully completed interim executive search assignments across a diverse range of industries and specialises in Government, Not For Profit, Human Services, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Utilities, Industrials, Manufacturing, Construction, Property and FMCG.

Caroline is currently completing a Bachelor's Degree, Social Sciences (Psychology) through Swinburne University and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development through RMIT University. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Psychological Society and a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia. Caroline also recently completed an Advanced Professional Development Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology, Sydney.

Author: The Rise of the Interim Executive - to purchase a copy visit


Interim CEO placement - Client: "Exceptional service to have an Interim CEO in role within 2 weeks of first contacting Watermark and then being able to choose from several excellent candidates."

Interim CFO placement - Client: "Watermark were able to very quickly assess our needs and get some great calibre candidates for us to have a look at. We were in a tricky situation and it was great to be able to rely on the professionalism of Caroline and her team to get us through."

Caroline on The Rise of the Portfolio Professional:

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Caroline's podcast: What is Interim Management:

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