Delivering high-quality search solutions for ambitious leaders and organisations.
What Drives Us
Hattonneale is driven by a genuine desire to find the leaders who will shape the future of our clients businesses.
Our Founding Partners
As former Chief Executive Officers, Jane and Anne share an extensive Senior Executive network and a wealth of personal experience. This firsthand knowledge has shaped a deeper understanding of the leadership requirements within clients organisations.
People Are Our Greatest Asset
Operating across multiple market sectors, we work with those who value this approach, where we get to know our clients; their business strategy, brand and vision; their operating model, organisational culture and values. As a result we represent our clients and our candidates with assured confidence and clarity.
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breadth and depth of candidates that
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The Hattonneale team are very respectful
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where I stand.
We work in a very collegiate way –
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Your Senior Consulting Team
Managing Director & Founding Partner
Managing Director & Founding Partner
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Managing Director & Founding PartnerJane Neale is a co-founder of Hattonneale and has over 10 years of experience as a Managing Director and trusted advisor for Chief Executive Officer, C-Suite and Board level appointments across ASX listed and private companies.
Prior to Hattonneale, Jane spent 20 years in the advertising industry at George Patterson, (Australia’s largest agency), including three years as Managing Director, consulting on a vast range of blue chip, multi-national and local clients across Retail, FMCG, Media and major sporting events including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the Rugby World Cup.
Jane’s primary focus at Hattonneale has been working with Boards and Senior Executives across Retail, FMCG and the Digital, Technology and Media sectors. She is passionate about helping businesses build Board and senior Executive capability to tackle digital disruption and achieve greater diversity.
Jane has served on a number of Boards throughout her career and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Sydney University Football Club and the Shore Foundation. Earlier in her career Jane served on the Boards of the Australian Association of National Advertisers [AANA] and the Advertising Federation of Australia.
Jane completed a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) at UTS and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Managing Director & Founding PartnerAnne Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, Recruitment and the HR industry. Prior to establishing Hattonneale in 2008, Anne was Chief Executive Officer of one of the sector’s largest organisations in Australia, Hudson (formerly Morgan & Banks) and led the business through a period of significant change and growth. Anne began her career in financial services working with a large domestic bank as well as a global investment banking group, servicing a diverse domestic and international customer group.
With significant client acquisition and development experience across a broad range of organisations including; ASX listed companies, private growth companies and multinational corporations, Anne has deep experience working with Boards, Chief Executive Officers and C Suite Executives.
Since establishing Hattonneale, Anne’s primary focus has been on working with Board’s and Senior Executives across the Financial Services, Healthcare, Aged Care, Agribusiness and Property sectors. Anne is passionate about helping businesses identify and build Board and Senior Executive capability, and in working with experienced and emerging Executives to meet her clients’ needs.
Anne completed a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Japanese) at the University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Associate PartnerJoe Karsay has close to a decade of Executive Search experience in Australia and Asia, having most recently worked as a Consultant with a tier-1, global search firm, based in Hong Kong. His search experience has included both Non-Executive Director assignments, in addition to C-level Executive appointments (direct reports to a Chief Executive Officer). He has a particular focus on “Corporate Officer” roles including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, General Counsel (and Company Secretary), Corporate Affairs and related functions.
Joe has supported a wide variety of companies from private family interests to large listed companies and multinationals. He has had exposure to many sectors with particular depth in financial services, technology and retail.
Prior to becoming an Executive Search Consultant, Joe was a Technology Lawyer with the leading Australian TMT firm – Gilbert + Tobin. In that period, he assisted a number of the “big four” Australian Banks on their contractual relationship with major technology vendors.
Joe is an active member of the Old Cranbrookians Association. Joe has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Associate PartnerGrace Atkinson joined Hattonneale as an Associate Partner in 2016 and has been completing Executive search assignments at Board and C-Suite level for the past eight years.
Prior to Hattonneale Grace spent six years with Third Sector People where she was responsible for Executive appointments in the Health, Human Services and Charitable sectors. Since joining Hattonneale Grace’s experience has been both broad and deep encompassing a diverse range of sector and role functions. In particular, she has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience of Health, Medical Research, Aged Care, Human Services, Community Services and Humanitarian organisations as well as Technology and Hospitality.
Previously, Grace worked with Sotheby’s for six years across the London and Sydney Offices. She commenced her career in search following a brief stint with a private contemporary art gallery, as Head of Private Clients.
Grace completed a Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Psychology) at the University of Sydney.
Head of ResearchDarryl Mills has been in the search and selection industry for over 20 years, both in the UK and Australia, specialising in Executive search research. Darryl is an experienced Research Director who has developed and led research teams to provide industry best practice solutions on challenging national and international assignments. Throughout her career Darryl has managed the research capability of several international firms on a project basis, to successfully deliver global research solutions on international projects.
Darryl’s experience has been both broad and deep encompassing a diverse range of industries and role functions. In particular she has developed in-depth knowledge and experience of the agribusiness, asset management, financial services, resources, energy, infrastructure, construction, engineering, professional services, higher education, industrials and technology sectors.
In recent years Darryl established an industry-wide Researchers and Associates Group for the leading Executive search firms in Sydney. The Group meets regularly to share information and ideas on industry best practice. Darryl has completed the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ Certified Researcher / Associate curriculum and is also a Certified People Sourcing Professional.