We are a Melbourne based, international Executive Recruitment business specialising in appointing Senior Management, CEO & Board positions. Our expertise covers a broad range of government, public and private organisations with a strong focus on the healthcare, not-for-profit, research and education sectors.
Establishing Brooker Consulting in Melbourne in 1999, the firm’s founder, Jeremy Wurm, commenced his executive search career in London in 1987. Brooker maintains strong global and national connections in the industries it is proud to serve.
Brooker Consulting continues to work on senior appointments throughout Australia, and has also undertaken assignments in New Zealand and South East Asia.
The sectors in which Brooker Consulting has acquired its expertise include healthcare, human services, research, academia and the broadest definition of the not-for-profit arena. While the vast majority of the firm’s clients are non-profit entities, Brooker has also achieved a high level of sustained success in appointments for private hospitals, aged care facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as the full spectrum of organisations which offer products and services to Australia’s healthcare providers.
Brooker’s Points of Difference
Jeremy Wurm has recruited well over 250 Chief Executives during his career thus far, predominantly in the sectors outlined above.
Research, administrative and consultancy input is provided by a dedicated support team.
The firm’s approach is integrated, such that the consultant who takes the brief is the same person who handles each aspect of the process, from initial discussions with candidates, right through interviewing, shortlisting, evaluation, reference checking, and ultimately negotiation of the job offer.
This truly personalised philosophy has been shown to deliver an exceptionally robust success rate, even in specialised search assignments.
Brooker Consulting works on a “no surprises” basis, and the fact that many of its clients first came to view the process from the perspective of a candidate, is testimony to the transparency of its systems.
Brooker enjoys active and mutually beneficial relationships with a range of peak bodies, industry associations and other stakeholders who cater for the organisations to whom Brooker has previously or recently provided executive recruitment services. Present affiliations include, but are not limited to the following:
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Australian Society for Medical Research
- Institute of Management Consultants
- National Disability Professionals
- National Disability Services
- veski (Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation)
Corporate Social Responsibility
In keeping with its commitment to non-profit, philanthropic and charitable clients, Brooker Consulting is proud to continue to support organisations operating in this space, through the provision of advice and consultancy services associated with its core business of search and selection.
Products and Services
The firm is unashamedly a “boutique” search and selection practice, which specialises in the appointment of Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and senior managers.
Experience has shown that optimal results are obtained through a combination of techniques to assemble shortlists of the highest calibre.
Executive search has always been a key element of Brooker’s process, augmented by dissemination of opportunities by means of web-based and other advertising, through specialist and general channels. It can therefore be said with confidence that Brooker Consulting’s clients are introduced to the best possible shortlist, as opposed to the first available shortlist.
Where indicated, Brooker’s international partners supplement Australia-wide research efforts, by putting forward off-shore based candidates of real relevance.
In summary, Brooker Consulting’s candidate sourcing, verification, interviewing and reference checking systems are second to none, giving the firm the confidence to offer clients an exceptionally long guarantee period on each placement.
Examples of work
Recent appointments carried out by Brooker Consulting include:
- CEO of a diverse faith based non-profit organisation.
- Deputy CEO for a national organisation involved in the disability sector.
- CEO of a trans-Tasman professional association representing practitioners in a medical speciality area.
- Non-Executive Directors for a community health service provider.
- CEO of a unique organisation providing support to hospitals, universities and research institutes involved in clinical trials.