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Meet the Executive team

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

Our team

Our executive team, including former Principals, bring extensive knowledge and experience of the education landscape, with many currently serving as active Board members affiliated with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The team is looking forward to discussing and sharing their experiences in executive education recruitment with you.

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

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.

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.”

Nigel Fairbairn, MAICD

Nigel Fairbairn, MAICD

Senior Executive Consultant

Nigel Fairbairn, MAICD

Senior Executive Consultant

Principal – Blackheath & Thornburgh College (2012-2019)
Principal – Sunshine Coast Grammar School (2005-2011)
Principal – St Andrew’s College, New Zealand (2002 -2004)
Principal – Scots PGC College (1995-2001)

During his 39-year career, Nigel was a Principal for nearly 25 years, culminating in a very successful time at Blackheath & Thornburgh College, retiring at the end of 2019 Over 26 years of Board experience, Nigel is the current Chair of a NFP, along with Grace College UQ, and sits on two education Boards

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

Craig Kerr

Craig Kerr

Queensland State Manager & Executive Consultant

Craig Kerr

Queensland State Manager & Executive Consultant

Craig is an experienced, outcome-oriented leader bringing a wealth of expertise gained from leading education recruitment teams in both Australia and abroad over the past ten years Craig is committed to quality and is passionate about supporting educators at all levels to reach their career goals

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

Annie Hooper

Annie Hooper

Senior Research and Recruitment Leader - Metro NSW

Annie Hooper

Senior Research and Recruitment Leader - Metro NSW

Annie holds a Bachelor of Education(Primary) and Masters in Education (TESOL) and has taught in Wollongong, Brunei and London Joining anzuk Education in 2018, Annie has over a decade of experience in education both as a teacher and recruitment consultant, supporting educators and schools

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

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

Vaishali Sudan

Vaishali Sudan

Executive and Leadership Marketing Coordinator

Vaishali Sudan

Executive and Leadership Marketing Coordinator

Vaishali holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Marketing and has been part of the anzuk team since 2023.

Since joining Vaishali has assisted our Executive and Leadership team in over 40 appointments, working to create a bespoke marketing plan for each schools needs

We look forward
to working with you.

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