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Finding exceptional executive and leadership talent

anzuk Executive specialises in leadership and executive recruitment and for over 20 years has had the privilege of providing exceptional experiences in education. We understand that ensuring the representation and alignment of your values, community, and brand is crucial in finding your next leader.

Our difference

Our executive search process brings together talent, leadership, knowledge and networks to provide you with the right leaders. We work with the best existing and emerging talent, providing career mentoring and enhancing leadership capacity across the education sector.

A collaborative approach

Our active and collaborative approach, combined with our expertise in driving highly effective search processes, ensures you can be confident in engaging us to source and find alignment with key leadership talent. We understand the complexity of such an appointment and through working with you, will be able to source leaders who meet key stakeholder expectations who align with your culture.

Our networks

We have extensive and meaningful relationships across the education sector both in Australia and abroad. Being in regular communication with these educators enables us to advise and mentor them in the navigation of their career pathways. This active and passive talent represent the current and future leaders in education.

Education leaders framework

Our Education Leaders Framework, based on the key competencies of AITSL principal and leadership standards, is a unique tool designed to identify the multiple dimensions of a senior or executive level educator. This is utilised throughout the process to provide structure to sourcing, through to assessment, and appointment.

Meet the team

Our leadership

Our Executive team consists of highly experienced educators and recruitment specialists who have held senior leadership positions at Independent schools and in the corporate sectors, both in Australia and abroad.

Meet the team
James Mundy, MAICD

James Mundy, MAICD

National Head of Executive

James Mundy, MAICD

National Head of Executive

James has led over 100 leadership and executive search appointments 22 years teaching and leading in the Independent school sector, including Head of Middle School at Caulfield Grammar School

Brendan Fraser, GAICD

Brendan Fraser, GAICD

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

Brendan Fraser, GAICD

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

Brendan has led over 50 leadership and executive search appointments 27 years of service in education in Australia and abroad, including roles of Acting Director of Xavier College, Burke Hall and Head of Junior School at Caulfield Grammar

Meg Hansen, MAICD

Meg Hansen, MAICD

Senior Executive Consultant *

Meg Hansen, MAICD

Senior Executive Consultant *

Principal – Westbourne Grammar School (2010-2021)
Principal – Lauriston Girls’ School (2000-2009)

Over 40 years experience in educational leadership, including 21 years as Principal Board Member of Ecumenical Schools Australia 2010-2021, including a period as Chair Chair AHISA Victoria and Board Member National AHISA 2019-2021 Current Board Member Invergowrie Foundation and Former Board Member of Victoria University

“*Please note Meg is currently on a leave of absence from anzuk executive until June 2024 as she is undertaking the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role at Independent Schools Victoria (ISV). She is available for a reference if required.”

Phil De Young, OAM

Phil De Young, OAM

Senior Executive Consultant

Phil De Young, OAM

Senior Executive Consultant

Headmaster – Trinity Grammar (June 2018–2019)
Principal – Carey Baptist Grammar School (2002–2010)

31-year career in education culminated as Principal of Carey Baptist Grammar School Seconded by Board of Trinity Grammar in June 2018 to lead its school as Headmaster Since 2012, Phil has consulted to a number Boards on leadership, governance and compliance

Kate Deane

Kate Deane

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

Kate Deane

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

Kate is a qualified educator with over 16 years industry experience. Kate has led faculty and leadership searches in both the international and domestic school sector.

Simon Withers

Simon Withers

State Manager (NSW)

Simon Withers

State Manager (NSW)

Holding a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, Simon has taught in Northern NSW and London, then moved into education recruitment In eight years, he has grown this state-wide team and made a significant impact on a large number of leadership and executive appointments

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Senior Research and Recruitment Leader/ Regional Manager

Mitch Jones

Senior Research and Recruitment Leader/ Regional Manager

With over a decade of experience in teaching & education recruitment, Mitch joined anzuk Education in 2018 to support regional & rural schools. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Education (Sydney Uni) and Master of Education. Mitch has led the search and appointment process for over ten Principal appointments in regional NSW

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Senior Research and Recruitment Leader/ Regional Manager

Rob Evans

Senior Research and Recruitment Leader/ Regional Manager

Rob is an experienced mathematics teacher from the UK and since arriving in Australia in 2013 has spent the last ten years working at anzuk Education. Rob has led teams and his outstanding research and recruitment skills have enabled him to support the unique and varied needs of a vast array of schools and educators

Recent appointments

Nicole Morton
Nicole Morton

Principal

Xavier High School, Albury
Peter Walker
Peter Walker

Principal

Grace College
Krishna Stanton
Krishna Stanton

Principal

Raymont College

IMPACT Community Services is seeking a Founding Principal for our new Special Assistance School, IMPACT Community Academy for Term 4 2024. This is a unique opportunity to build a school and become a visionary as you develop and grow a learning community for young people disengaged from learning through their senior years.

The IMPACT Community Academy Board is seeking an engaging and creative educational leader who is committed to working with a well-being approach and has a genuine enthusiasm for working alongside students and their families. You’ll have the opportunity to choose and build your team of teaching and support professionals. You’ll have access to wrap-around services from IMPACT Community Services for students, their families and educators.

The IMPACT Community Academy delivers learning through a wellbeing lens, providing courses that have the potential to challenge mindsets, encourage growth and transform lives in a way that allows young people to be more adaptable and resilient as they enter adulthood.

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Lowther Hall has an excellent reputation for providing a well-rounded education for girls in an intimate environment of 900 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. They are a diverse, open-entry school where students are known and well catered for from their very first day.

The Director of Business (CFO) will be responsible for overseeing the prudent financial and business functions of the School to ensure a sound financial outcome and an effective and efficient level of internal and external service across the areas of Finance, Contract Management, Project Management and Buildings and Grounds.

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Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga are seeking an innovative and engaging Catholic leader with a collaborative leadership style for the role of Principal, St. Anne’s Primary School, North Albury. 

Commencing January 2025, the successful Principal will be one who is committed to the Catholic faith and incorporates this in the values and behaviours of personal and community life.

About the School

St Anne’s Primary School provides a learning environment where students are supported and challenged to become independent learners and where respectful relationships are key to building self-belief and confidence. At St Anne’s, we provide a balanced yet individualised learning structure to meet students’ needs. We embrace current thinking and technology in supporting our learning.

St Anne’s is a community that welcomes all and embraces a philosophy of continuous improvement.

Our school shares a strong relationship with the Sacred Heart Parish and together we have a strong focus of nurturing Faith in a positive environment.

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Schools and conferences we support

We have extensive and meaningful relationships across the education sector both in Australia and abroad. We are proud of the meaningful partnerships we have established within the education community.

Bacchus Marsh Grammar
Thomas Carr College
The Springfield Anglican College
River Nile School
St Barbara's Parish School