About us

For over two decades Omera Partners has been recognised as one of the most experienced, diverse, and innovative executive search firms in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our collaborative approach brings together quantitative and qualitative research along with our Partners’ deep industry knowledge, networks, and insights.

We invest in knowing your market, many of the challenges your organisation faces and the visionary people you need in leadership roles to drive sustainable success.

Our story

In 2002, our co-founders Ciaran Donovan and Matt Hagen wanted to transform executive search.

They saw a need for a firm that combined proven quantifiable research processes with the intangible contemporary instinct that only ground-breaking search practitioners possess.

They believed that leading corporations, government entities and not-for-profits deserved to be connected with pre-eminent established and emerging leadership talent.

Today, with a formidable footprint throughout Australia and powerful global partnerships, Omera Partners has successfully completed over 1000 board assignments and north of 3500 executive placements - more than any other Australian headquartered advisory firm.

For clients, and candidates, Omera Partners is where greatness is found.

“We help organisations connect with visionary leaders.

Where greatness is found

Clients and candidates partner with Omera Partners because, at our core, we enable our client’s strategic and business success, while helping talent, to build incredibly successful, rewarding careers.

We utilise proprietary quantitative and qualitative research tools through our fully in-house research team for confidentiality, security and above all quality.

Our Partners have long established both domestic and global networks, developed from their extensive sector, corporate and search experience.

We are a privately owned and managed Australian firm, and we have no conflicts through global hands-off agreements. This enables us to access, for our chosen clients, genuine and unfettered global access to world class talent irrespective of where they are domiciled.

Our Contribution to the Community


Omera Partners has a long, and dedicated commitment to supporting a broad range of organisations and groups that seek to help others and improve our community.


We have a track record of delivering our industry leading executive search services and board advisory services to worthy causes at cost equating to more than half a million dollars annually. This allows these fantastic organisations to connect with talented leaders to help them achieve their, for purpose, altruistic objectives.


Each year we also provide direct financial support to charities. Between February and May 2024, we supported four charities who were nominated by our Team for their contribution to the community across Australia - with a total of 10% of group revenue donated for various programs and initiatives.


At the end of each year our Team collaboratively agree which charity will be supported by our Christmas fundraising drive where funds normally spent on gifts and cards are donated to a worthy cause.


We also contribute to the community on a personal level. We have a dedicated team in each of our offices who regularly donate blood or plasma; we run successful clothing drives to support people re-entering the workforce after difficult times; and each year we dedicate a day of our time where we can give back to our community in a practical way.

We’re honoured to have supported these
worthy organisations:

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, inclusion and innovation underpin every step of our work.  We recognise that a diverse workforce improves productivity, creativity, and engagement.

We focus on all forms of diversity and maintain a commitment to inclusive and accessible practices, removing barriers that may hinder candidates from being considered for the role. This includes a drive to increase the percentage of women in science, technology, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM); leadership and on Boards; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in senior leadership; primary carers; and those with a disability.  

Our searches focus on identifying candidates who bring diversity and innovative leadership and we are committed to achieving diverse shortlists.

Omera Partners’ goal in any executive search is to provide our clients with a high calibre spectrum of candidates. When our clients are asked to choose from a pool of candidates our shortlists will always have individuals with different industry experiences, skill levels, career potential, cultural background and gender.

We search beyond the traditional networks to find diverse, innovative leaders to help our clients build boards and senior teams reflective of contemporary society and are committed to providing a 50/50 gender representation on shortlists for private and public sector board appointments.  

Just under 70% of our 1000 Board assignments have resulted in appointments of candidates from a broad range of diverse backgrounds. Building a diverse team can challenge the cultural status quo. Omera Partners can guide you to continue to evolve by inspiring innovation through diversity of thought.

We don't just talk about diversity, we live it:

Diversity is fundamental to the firm with 65% of our staff women, including a 50/50 gender representation at Partner level.

We offer a genuine global outlook with 50% of our staff born overseas and 75% having lived or worked abroad. Twelve different languages are spoken across our team.

Increased competition breeds a need for creativity and change. What has worked in the past may not work in the current circumstance.


Since 2018 we have been in a Global partnership with Eric Salmon, Hunt Partners and ON Partners: three like-minded global search and leadership advisory firms.

This affiliation allows the sharing of candidates, clients, experience, and market insights to benefit clients of all four firms. It has extended our global footprint to 23 offices across Southeast Asia, China, India, Europe, and the USA, giving us a genuine international outlook.

Let’s work together!

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