Fish & Nankivell - Melbourne

Ian Nankivell

  • Office: Fish & Nankivell - Melbourne
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
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  • Fields: Agriculture, Associations, Consumer Goods, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Financial Services, Government & Public sector, Hospitality, Leisure & Travel, Healthcare , Industrial & Automotive, Retail / Wholesale, Technology, Telecommunication & Media


Ian has been a leading member of the executive search profession in Australia since 1984. He was a founder of Fish & Nankivell and became a Principal of Penrhyn International in 1985 and is past Chairman of Penrhyn. Ian is recognised for the many senior assignments he has conducted in the financial services sector, as well as his assignments for many leading Australian manufacturing, professional services, technology, resources, consumer products and retail companies. Through Boardroom Search, Ian has also conducted many searches for non-executive chairmen and directors. Ian has also conducted a large number of reviews of Boards, evaluating their effectiveness and performance.

Ian is a graduate in Economics of Monash University, and is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Ian worked for Alcoa of Australia as Manager, General Products Group; was employed by the Pratt Group as Chief Executive of companies acquired from Pacific Dunlop and James Hardie, and then moved into the Venture Capital Division of Pratt & Co Financial Services.

Representative assignments:
CEO, Patties Foods
Chairman, Patties Foods
CEO, Moen Glass Group
CEO, Victorian Funds Management Corp
Chairman, Victorian Funds Management Corp
Managing Director, Lemtronics
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Merrill Lynch
Chief Operating Officer, NCI Ltd.
Vice-President Retail Sales, Mission Foods
Regional Director of Sales, Xora Australia
Managing Director, Equities, Merrill Lynch
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch

Contact Fish & Nankivell - Melbourne

Fish & Nankivell is a pre-eminent Australian owned executive recruitment firm providing executive search and advertised recruitment services.

The firm is 100% owned by the Principals. This gives us a vested interest in building a sustainable business through client satisfaction. All initial contact with potential candidates and sources is conducted by a Principal, unlike most other recruitment firms where this critically important work is delegated to junior employees. From our base at 1 Collins Street, Melbourne, we carry out assignments across Australia.

Fish & Nankivell is the oldest locally-owned executive search firm in Australia, having been founded in 1984. We provide a high quality vehicle for conducting mid-level to senior advertised executive recruitment.

Level 7, No. 1 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 
+61 3 9654 7622