Executive Recruitment

Executive Search and Recruitment

Our executive search and recruitment team work to bring together the best talent to enhance your leadership team. We are committed to your executive recruitment, and partner with you to ensure a value-add appointment that will bring additional strength and transformation to your business, organisation, or agency.

Our principal consultant, Katie works closely as the link between the candidate and client ensuring the experience for both parties is professional, constructive, and consultative. We will work with you to understand your career goals to connect you with the right organisations or, if you are seeking a new hire, your organisational goals to source the right people. 

With an exceptional reputation across the Canberra market to leverage, we also have the technical support to perform national and global searches as needed. We are small enough to offer unrivalled service, and large enough to deliver on our promise of high level due diligence to our candidate recruitment, including ID, qualification, and reference checking. We can also facilitate tailored psychometric assessments with a partner organisation, as required.

Below is a small sample of positions we have successfully hired for, including C-suite and Senior Executive/Director roles in the private and non-profit sectors, and all SES levels in Federal and State Governments. Click here for our current open vacancies or contact Katie to discuss what opportunities are available to you.

 Federal and State Government Private and Not-For-Profit
First Assistant Secretary, People & Culture – Band 2Chief Executive Officer – Commercial Service Provider to Government
Executive Director for a Specialist Federal Government Department – Band 2General Manager, People & Culture – Hospitality Industry
Assistant Secretary for a Specialist Federal Government Department – Band 1 (two positions)Partner – Professional Services Firm
Executive Director, Capability for a large Federal Government Department – Band 1General Manager – Professional Services Firm

Executive and Non-Executive Board Positions

We have supported multiple boards to source both executive and non-executive board members to ensure mutual success for all parties. Recent examples of our services have been provided to banks, associations and private companies.

Our Principal Consultant

Katie brings 20+ years of recruitment experience, including senior executive recruitment and executive search and together boast established networks at all levels across the government and commercial sector.

Katie is an experienced HR and Executive recruitment professional, working with the APS, Capital Recruit and a multinational recruitment agency. She specialises in senior executive recruitment and executive search for APS clients, utilising her extensive knowledge and networks.

Katie continues to grow and develop an understanding of clients’ and candidates’ future career direction and interests. This allows her to quickly identify executive professionals to approach who have the experience and direction suited to the role. 

Having these enduring and collaborative relationships also makes Katie a trusted partner for executives looking to refer friends and colleagues searching for executive recruitment support and guidance.  


Assistant Director, SES Unit, Department of Home Affairs

“Your service has been excellent – prompt responses, regular updates and very supportive.”

Chief Executive Officer, Murray Darling Basin Authority, SES band 2 role recruitment 

“I am very happy with the service provided by Katie Alexander and Capital Recruit. The team worked well, understood the brief and was able to keep us updated in a timely manner. The candidate pool was good, and information provided on candidates was on the mark. Support through the interview process and in finalising the appointment has been very good. Really helpful for someone like me who is new to the APS to have an agency who understands well, APS processes and requirements.”

People and Culture Senior Advisor, Murray Darling Basin Authority

“The process went well, particularly as it was a joint recruitment process. Your management of the process was prompt, proactive and efficient.”

Director, Professional Services Firm, General Manager recruitment

“Thank you again Katie, it has been great working with you through this General Manager recruitment process. We look forward to speaking to you soon and will definitely have you front of mind for future executive and general recruitment roles and any contacts we have that might need assistance.”


To chat about how we can help with your Executive Search get in contact with Katie on 0477 884 403 or send us an email at [email protected] and tell us what you are looking for.

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