Finding people is relatively easy. Matching people to the organisation is our real expertise.

Our Business

Kathleen Townsend Executive Solutions (KTES) has been operating since 1999 as a generalist executive search practice. We work with clients across government, corporate and the not-for-profit sectors to identify and place exceptional candidates for appointment to Chief Executive positions or as their direct reports. KTES also identifies suitable candidates to fill Board vacancies for public and private companies and government business enterprises. We service a broad client base sourcing candidates from around Australia and around the world for roles principally located in Australia.

We are a values driven business and work best with organisations that realise that their people are their most valuable resource.

The company has a broad client base and a reputation for flexibility, innovation, excellence in client service and strong business ethics. More than 82% of our work is repeat business and more than 47% of successful appointees are women.

  • “May I thank you for your wonderful support with this recruitment – it is greatly appreciated. I have heard from unsuccessful applicants how they felt treated with such respect and care from you.”

    Chair NFP

  • “Thanks so much for running the process and it was invaluable to have your assistance particularly having your eye over so many applicants and advice on shortlisting.”

    Chair International Aid and Development

  • “Thank you so much for all your help with this job. You have been an absolute delight to work with and have been thorough and diligent as well.”

    Chair Health sector

  • “I want to express my gratitude to you for the tremendous support you provided in the CEO search. It made an enormous difference re timelines and a quality outcome.”

    Chair Human Services provider

  • “Thanks very much for the fantastic work you have done in helping us find such excellent candidates for the role.”

    Executive Director Government Department

  • “Thanks again for all your efforts. I think it has been a very successful process.”

    Chairman Transport Industry

  • “A huge thank you to the team for their brilliant and fuss free work.”

    Director Community Services NFP

  • “Many thanks for all the assistance that you have provided to the team. Like you, I am confident that he will bloom here.”

    CEO Aged Care

  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you sincerely for a very professional and challenging (in a good way!) recruitment process.”

    Successful candidate CEO Superannuation industry