Since Cordiner King was founded, schools, higher education and the public sector have been at the cornerstone of our practice.

Now, with over 30 years of outstanding search success, our partners are industry insiders with either executive or high-level management experience. We have built our reputation by playing a dynamic, effective part in the strategic management of human resources at the highest level. We excel in providing expert advice to boards and chief executives on the appointment of Vice-Chancellors and CEOs, their direct reports and non-executive directors.

As a member of the global search network Panorama (, we have global reach and access to the most dynamic leaders. Our deep understanding of local markets and our ability to leverage the expertise of our partner firms around the world result in outstanding global coverage.

We have uncompromising service standards based on accountability, involvement of our most suitable and experienced partners, rigorous assessment and selection, due diligence and enthusiasm. Our value is underpinned by our research-driven approach, our intellectual capital and the knowledge and experience of our partners, consultants and staff.

We forge genuine partnerships with our clients, focusing on quality and outcomes. Attention to detail and building solid professional relationships built on trust and understanding are our strengths.

Sean Davies
Sean joined Cordiner King in 2003 and has extensive experience in the education sector working for universities and independent schools. Sean has worked with most Australian universities with... read more
Sarah Magnell
Sarah Magnell has been in professional services for more than 15 years with the bulk of that in executive search in Australia and the UK, following working for a successful law firm. She most... read more
Alan Granville
Finance Manager
Alan joined Cordiner King in 2013 and has 25 years experience in finance, most recently in small business/import, retail and project construction. Earlier Alan spent 10 years in the mining and... read more
Executive Assistant
Rachael recently re-joined Cordiner King in 2018 after a brief hiatus. She brings strong experience in administration and client liaison with a range of professional services firms. In addition to... read more