Fish & Nankivell - Melbourne

Julia Soutter 2

  • Office: Fish & Nankivell - Melbourne
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
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  • Fields: Associations, Education, Government & Public sector, Hospitality, Leisure & Travel, Healthcare , Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Non Profit


For over twenty years, Julia has been committed to delivering exceptional executive search and consultancy services. She is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, Scotland (MA Hons) and she began her recruitment career in a leading UK financial search and selection firm. She was appointed Director FSS Group in 1999 leading large multidisciplinary teams to deliver recruitment solutions to broad range of clients. In 2005 she was approached by the global search firm, Odgers Berndtson to join their not-for-profit practice as a Principal. Julia has continued her search career in Australia, joining Fish & Nankivell in 2013.

For the last four years Julia has been working in Melbourne to establish a deep and broad network of contacts across Australia. Working closely with Directors and Executives, often with organisations that intersect the private and not-for-profit sectors, Julia has delivered on a wide range of projects. Her expertise is sought by organisations which are experiencing an unprecedented period of strategic change, whether this is due to digital disruption, increasing competition, significant growth or changing models of funding, each of her clients is seeking the leadership to drive its organisation into the future.

Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Executives are her core business, along with complex roles requiring a unique blend of technical or specialist skills. Many of these projects required concentrated research and search beyond traditional networks. High levels of confidentiality and integrity ensure that clients, sources and candidates are treated with respect, resulting in business intelligence that is second to none.

Representative assignments:

Melbourne City Mission, Chief Executive Officer
Principals Australia Institute, Chair & Chief Executive Officer
City of Whittlesea, Chief Executive Officer
Centre for Eye Research Australia, Head of Business Development and Partnerships
Christian Blind Mission Australia, Chief Operating Officer
Anglicare Victoria, Director Strategic Marketing, Communications & Fundraising
Julia has also conducted several Chief Executive Officer salary reviews, board skills audits, board and CEO performance reviews and other consulting projects.

Julia was appointed as Global Lead Education and Not for Profit Practice at the Penrhyn International AGM in Melbourne 2017. She also has considerable experience across other practice groups including transport, infrastructure, healthcare & life sciences, sports and entertainment.

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