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Kathleen Townsend


From March 1st 2020 Kathleen Townsend Executive Solutions has ceased its executive search practice. Reflecting on closing the business, MD Kathy Townsend said it had been a difficult decision, but after 21 very successful years, the time is right.

Kathy would like to thank those many Chairs, CEOs and senior executives that the company has been privileged to work with, helping them build high performing teams.

“Its been hugely rewarding to place so many exceptional people into new and exciting executive and board roles.  And for those who have been unsuccessful, we hope that they found the experience with us worthwhile. Particular thanks are reserved for the staff who have been with us on the journey.  I’m especially grateful for their loyalty, commitment and high-quality work over the years.”
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Looking to the future…

Kathy will be focusing on her non-executive portfolio.

  • She is currently Chair of Australia’s oldest international volunteering agency, AVI https://www.avi.org.au/
  • She is a Director of Fiji based recruitment and HR consultancy Pacific People https://www.pacificpeople.com/
  • Kathy also chairs the Victorian Magistrates Appointments Advisory Panel and is a member of the Judicial Entitlements Panel.

Kathy has joined start-up, Recruitment Ready as an Adviser. Established by her former colleague Jessica Airs, the business works with individuals to assist them to position themselves more effectively in the job market by providing bespoke assistance to candidates looking to make the best impression on potential employers and recruiters.


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