Meet The Team

Richard Triggs

Managing Partner

+61 7 3010 9220

Richard commenced his recruitment career after eleven years working within the property industry in senior business development and operational management roles.  Having been an executive level recruitment consultant for over 15 years, he has also held senior leadership roles within the recruitment industry, including being an Executive Director for a multi-award winning recruitment organisation.

Arete Executive evolved in 2009 due to Richard’s extensive executive recruitment experience and reputation within the market.  He has recruited leadership roles throughout Australia and internationally.  His clients range from SMEs to multi-national listed organisations.  Richard brings both strong recruitment experience, plus a commitment to exceptional service, that would rival any major, global, executive search firm.

Richard is also a qualified executive coach and has coached many senior leaders in both their job search process and ongoing work performance. Richard regularly presents to Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, Australian Institute of Management and other industry groups around executive search related issues.

Richard has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Marketing and Human Resources Management and a Masters in Business Administration.  He was the inaugural President of the Brisbane Executive Club, QUT’s MBA alumni association.  Richard is a Fellow of AIM, an active member of AICD and an alumni member of Queensland Leaders.

Richard Triggs’ new book Uncover the Hidden Job Market – How to find and win your next Senior Executive role” was released in 2015.

To Learn more about Richard Triggs and to hear his story on how he came to be a champion for executive candidates to “Uncover the hidden job market” watch this video.

Listen to our latest discussions with CEO’s and Non Executive Directors speaking with Richard Triggs on their career journey.

The Arete Podcast

The Arete Podcast

Richard Triggs

Managing Partner

Fiona Cochran

Managing Partner - Operations

Tim Wallis

Lead Research & Sourcing Consultant

Yasser Bahsoun

Associate Partner
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