Maree Faulkner

Maree Faulkner is an experienced search consultant, who has assisted a broad range of government, not-for-profit and commercial organisations to identify and attract outstanding candidates for senior executive and Board positions.

In addition to her expertise in Search, Maree Faulkner brings a wealth of senior management experience to her role as a Partner in Watermark Search International.  Maree has held CEO positions in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and has over 15 years’ experience in senior executive service roles in the State and Commonwealth Governments.

Early in her career Maree spent six years as the CEO of a NSW statutory corporation, before moving to the Commonwealth where her senior executive service experience included roles in the Departments of Health & Community Services, Industry, Veterans’ Affairs, Finance and, most recently, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Maree’s understanding of executive management is both broad and deep, her responsibilities having spanned strategic policy, operational and corporate roles and her experience includes phases of transformation and of consolidation.  She has demonstrated expertise in building highly effective teams through targeted recruitment and understands at first hand the often complex imperatives of senior executive recruitment.

Maree holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of NSW and is currently studying toward a Masters in International Relations.  She is a Professional Member of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia.