Kym Fletcher is a Partner, South East Asia at NGS Global—Asia, based in Australia. She has particular expertise in the public sector, having held senior roles in the NSW public sector and served public sector clients in various states and the commonwealth over the last 15 years.
Prior to making a strategic move into executive search, Ms. Fletcher worked for many years as an environmental lawyer with two of Australia’s leading law firms, Freehills and Allens. She then became Principal Legal Officer with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Ms. Fletcher went on to hold the senior operational position of Director Regulation & Audit with the EPA, where she led a multi-disciplinary team of environmental specialists responsible for environmental compliance auditing of environmental premises, industry pollution control licensing, hazardous materials incident response, dangerous goods advisory and enforcement of motor vehicle emissions.
Ms. Fletcher’s experience of building and recruiting teams inside government, and her keen interest in seeing the very best senior executives in public sector roles, ignited her interest in executive search in the late 1990s. She spent five years with global executive search firm Korn/Ferry International, specialising in executive search services for public sector, education and professional services clients. She also ran her own business in executive search in the government arena. Ms. Fletcher also worked for Hudson as Director, Government Executive Search, where she continued her strong focus on senior executive placements for public sector clients.
Ms. Fletcher has built a strong reputation for excellence in recruiting chief executives, deputy chief executives and other senior executives in the public sector. Her government provides an informed understanding of the context in which recruitment decisions are made. The sourcing, retention and cultivation of public sector talent are Ms. Fletcher’s key professional passions. She has also placed senior executives with various education and not-for-profit clients and enjoys working in these sectors.
Ms. Fletcher holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of NSW and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.