Caroline McAuliffe is a Senior Partner and specialises in interim executive search, helping organisations find and deploy senior C-suite executives with deep functional and leadership expertise for short-term projects or roles.

With over 18 years of experience in interim executive search, Caroline leads the interim executive team in Sydney, serving a diverse range of sectors, including ASX 300, government, for purpose, human services, higher education, infrastructure, transport, energy, utilities, industrials, and manufacturing.

She is passionate about enabling organisational transformation and performance improvement through interim executive solutions.

She is also the co-author of The Rise of the Interim Executive, an award winning book for executives who want to explore and succeed in the interim executive marketplace -

Caroline is a qualified executive coach and a lifelong learner, has completed a Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development, currently completing a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (Psychology) and is Certified in HR Management.


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."