Caroline McAuliffe

Caroline has over 25 years broad commercial experience gained in the UK and Australia working closely with executive teams of large corporate international businesses and since 2005 has specialised in Interim Executive placements.

As a founding, Senior Partner of the Watermark Interim Executive practice since 2011, Caroline leads the Interim Executive team in Sydney, deploying numerous senior C-suite Interim Executives, with deep functional and leadership experience, into a diverse range of organisations, across a number of industry sectors.

Sector expertise: ASX 300, Government, For Purpose (NFP), Human Services, Higher Education, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Utilities, Industrials, Manufacturing.

Functional expertise: CEOs, CFOs, HRDs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, General Counsel.

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. Caroline has completed an Advanced Professional Development Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology, Sydney.

Co-Author: The Rise of The Interim Executive (


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:

Caroline on The Growth of the Contingent Workforce:

Caroline's podcast: What is Interim Management:

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