October 28, 2016 – Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has named Josh Hollway as principal and leader of the firm’s industrial practice based in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Hollway brings more than 12 years of experience dedicated to executive search and talent consulting at local and international levels. His client portfolio includes organizations in the commercial and industrial sectors, including manufacturing, energy, oil & gas, agriculture, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, retail, automation, supply chain and industrial controls. He has managed executive search assignments in Australia, China, the U.K., Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Prior to a search career, Mr. Hollway spent a number of years in the supply chain sector both locally and in Greater China. He has held a number of leadership roles during this time across the disciplines of purchasing, logistics, distribution, planning, PMO and supply chain. He then spent 11 years with global recruitment firm Michael Page serving clients across the U.K., China and Australia. There he built and led offices focused on senior management assignments in supply chain, manufacturing and operations.
“Nowadays, and even more than any other time in the last 25 years in Australia, the manufacturing, logistics and commerce sectors demand a ‘continuous improvement’ approach across the end-to-end value chain to drive down costs through savings and efficiencies,” said Mr. Hollway. “Consequentially, being able to demonstrate a strong track record of innovation and high level strategy implementation at not only the C-suite leadership level but also at the functional head level is crucial for today’s top level executives.”
Therefore, he added, “having an executive search partner who has the understanding, background and resources to assess and reach these hard to find executives is essential to remaining competitive in today’s global economy. These are the main reasons I joined Carmichael Fisher.”
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Established in 2002, Carmichael Fisher is an international executive search firm with over 100 consultants, researchers and support staff. The firm focuses on senior level recruitment with a particular focus on financial services, legal & professional services, life sciences, manufacturing, transport & infrastructure, energy, real estate, media, and the retail & consumer sectors. The firm’s offices are in London, Brussels, Stockholm, Hamburg, Lagos, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.
Carmichael Fisher also appointed Peter Blair as a principal in its retail and consumer practice in Australia and Asia Pacific. He specializes in searches within FMCG, consumer goods and services, fashion & beauty, luxury & lifestyle retail, specialty & mass retail, sports, hospitality, leisure and gaming.
Having lived throughout South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, Mr. Blair possesses a strong track record across these markets of building effective partnerships with multinationals, privately owned, and private equity businesses. Throughout his 10-year search career, he has executed more than 100 leadership assignments. He also offers strategic advice to regional and local management teams on organizational development, talent management, succession planning and employer branding.
Mr. Blair formerly served as managing director in Asia for Kimberly-Clark. Prior to his career in executive search, he had over 20 years of leadership experience working at an international level across a range of consumer goods businesses – key leadership roles at EVP/SVP/director level across grocery, health & beauty, fashion and luxury.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media