Executive Search

“If you want to hire superior people,

use a system designed to hire superior people,

not one designed to fill jobs.” Lou Adler


Arete Executive is a retained Executive Search firm designed to support both organisations and individuals. Head-quartered in Brisbane we work on assignments and with candidates throughout Australia and South-East Asia.

The Managing Partners and Associates of Arete Executive have held management roles within Australia, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Executive Search and Recruitment is our career of choice. We understand what is required to source and develop exceptional CEO’s, Senior Executives and Board members. With unrivaled experience, the Arete Executive team has its finger on the pulse of Australian business having built strong networks with executive leaders across a wide range of practice areas including:

  • Mining & Resource
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Property & Construction
  • Health & Aged Care
  • Professional Services
  • Government
  • Not for Profit


As a boutique agency, we are focused on bringing both strong recruitment experience plus a commitment to exceptional service that would rival any major recruitment organisation in Australia.

Recent assignments that we have completed include:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Member based, Not-for-Profit
  • APAC Finance Director – Infrastructure Services
  • Chief Financial Officer – Health Services
  • Chief Executive Officer – Mining Services
  • General Manager, Health – Health Services
  • HSE Manager – Mining Services

  • Non Executive Director – Not For Profit
  • QLD State Manager – Property & Construction
  • SE Asia Manager – Mining Services
  • Sales Operations Manager – Education
  • Chief Marketing Officer – Retail
  • General Manager PNG – Automotive

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We offer:

  1. Exceptional Value
  2. Timely Outcomes
  3. Results Focus
  4. Proven methodology – Performance Based Hiring

We listen to our clients and have customised our service offerings, supporting Executives, Boards and internal recruitment and HR teams. We understand that the recruitment industry has been transformed over the last couple of years and that it is imperative that we work with our clients to support them in a cost effective manner.

  • Retained Executive Search Service – We provide a full search service at a highly competitive rate. Reflective of many years fine tuning our research and candidate connection skills and technology we  are able to identify, engage and connect with the best talent in the market  and not just the best talent that applies to a job ad or is on a database.
    • We commit to supplying a Long List within 15 business days and a final Short List within another 5 business days of Long List acceptance.
    • We offer a six month replacement guarantee and a unique 100% Short List guarantee.
  • Market Map & Long List Service– A front end service utilising our skills and experience as successful executive headhunters, designed to work with recruitment and HR teams or leaders with the time and capability to pursue the recruitment process beyond a Long List.
    • We guarantee a minimum of 3 candidates that meet the brief are interesting and interested that you will be delighted to pursue discussions with.

Working with our clients we customise every step of the search process to ensure we succeed in hiring superior executives who will provide exceptional performance for our clients’ business. Our candidate search, attraction and sourcing methods are wide-ranging and comprehensive to ensure we have access to the best executive talent pool. We identify and recognise key demonstrable achievements within our candidate’s career that are transferable and beneficial to our clients’ future business.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we may be able to support the recruitment of your leadership roles.

Email Richard Triggs

or Call +61 0403 588 517

Some of our clients include

Our Executives

Richard Triggs

Managing Partner

Tim Wallis

Lead Research & Sourcing Consultant

Yasser Bahsoun

Associate Partner