Agora’s Expertise

Our Executive Search services are utilised for executive appointments for a range of reasons: a highly specialised role, when confidentiality is vital, the talent pool is illusive and our clients rely on an experienced trusted advisor. Agora understands this and work tirelessly as a team in partnership with our clients.

Agora Partners is also highly experienced in undertaking talent mapping campaigns to assist organisations with pipeline planning and help businesses understand talent pools ahead of time.

We have extensive experience identifying talent globally and managing international appointments, and our Retail and Consumer knowledge is highly regarded.

Our search and talent mapping expertise includes appointments at Board and Executive level, encompassing:

Chair, NED, MD, CEO, CFO, and functional specialists in Operations, Buying & Merchandise, Sourcing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Merchandise Planning, Customer Experience, Digital, Marketing and Multi-Channel, Information Technology, Property & Store Development, Finance & Commercial Management, Strategy and Human Resources.

We are as passionate about our business as you are of yours, and pride ourselves on our reputation and delivering quality outcomes.

Why Agora?

Extensive expertise in talent identification and acquisition with deep sector knowledge in both Retail and Consumer Goods.

A strong track record of placing senior executives in the Asia Pacific Region.

Extensive reach and access to the domestic and global talent pool, based upon our rich networks in Asia Pac and UK.

We are customer-focussed, responsive and flexible in the way we work ensuring your timeframes are front of mind.

Professionalism and confidentiality underpin everything we do.

The Agora partnership approach has developed strong advocates resulting in repeat business and our candidates becoming our clients.

Our fee schedule is competitive and our commitment to the quality of outcome is without compromise.

Track record of identifying high calibre executives ensuring they are the best candidates rather than the best available. Our research process goes well beyond the public domain; leveraging our networks, industry knowledge and proprietary database which is cross-functionally diverse and industry specific.

Our appointments ensure that suitability for current and future business needs are met, underpinning your succession strategy and talent pipelines.

Di Gillett – Managing Director

With over twenty-five years’ experience in executive search, Di Gillett is the Managing Director of Agora Partners. Renowned as a retail subject matter expert, her practice specialisation encompasses retail and consumer goods and services. With innumerable successful appointments over the last twenty-five years, the remits include Board, C-Suite, Director and General Management positions. The functional expertise spans sales, marketing, digital, merchandise, sourcing, omni-channel, strategy, information technology, operations, finance, supply chain & logistics, business development, finance and human resources.

Di has managed a vast array of complex search and talent mapping campaigns with domestic and internationally-owned organisations for publicly listed, private equity and founder/entrepreneur led businesses, spanning luxury brands, specialty retail, franchise, grocery, convenience, mass merchants and department stores. Her product expertise includes luxury, apparel, grocery, liquor, and convenience, DIY, consumer electronics, general merchandise and beauty. She has also undertaken numerous searches in the consumer goods and services sectors.

Di’s earlier career was on the client-side in retail and wholesale distribution.

Di studied Arts in Fashion Design at RMIT and completed her Retail Management Cadetship with Myer in the early ‘80’s. Di was a founding Director and Board Member for the Amy Gillett Foundation from 2006 to 2011. Di is also concurrently a Co-Founder and Director of Partenaire Introductions, a member-based personal introduction agency for professionals, utilising executive search methodologies to successfully match individuals for relationships rather than business.

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Phone: +61 413 993 096