Jacinta Whelan

A partner with Watermark Executive Search, Jacinta is an author, thought leader and popular speaker on the concept of Interim Executives, Portfolio Careers and future ways of working. She leads the Melbourne office of Watermark and has over 25 years’ experience starting and leading Interim businesses in Hong Kong, New York and Australia.

Jacinta advises corporates and governments on the Executive Interim marketplace. She is regularly asked to speak to Boards and business leaders looking to stay abreast of the way organisations are engaging executive talent. The future of work has well and truly arrived – it is the NOW of work. The paradigm has shifted in how we engage with work and both individuals and companies are questioning what it means for them.

Jacinta is the author of “The Rise of the Interim Executive - A Guide to Navigating Your Success” ( The purpose of this book is to provide insight and guidance on how to be a successful Interim Executive. It is the first book to expose the Interim Executive marketplace for executives.

Jacinta has a BA Bus, is an GAICD (2008) and a Harvard Business School Alumni (2018).

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