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WHO WE ARE

TEMPLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Temple was established by its founding partners Rebecca Tabakoff and Ross Thornton in 2014 to deliver executive search and counsel for both candidates and clients from the perspective of people who have actually worked in corporate affairs.

The firm’s Board is chaired by experienced corporate adviser Gabrielle Trainor AO, who serves alongside non-executive directors Brian Tyson, (Managing Partner of Newgate Communications) and Yaron Finkelstein, (Chief Executive Officer of Crosby Textor), along with executive directors Ross Thornton (director of Domestique Consulting) and Rebecca Tabakoff.

“Never has it been so important to have the right people in the right places at senior levels to manage all that goes to how businesses and organisations engage with their customers and suppliers, governments and communities, the media, investors and markets and their own staff.

With a combined experience of 150 years, the senior team and the board of Temple have unique insights into the complexities of contemporary corporate affairs, communications and public policy roles and therefore what it takes to achieve in them.” – Gabrielle Trainor AO

Temple’s Melbourne office is owned and managed by two of that city’s most experienced and trusted communications strategy advisers – Lisa Keenan and Kate Inverarity of Nightingale Communications.

 “Our aim is to become the trusted adviser to trusted advisers across the country.” – Lisa Keenan

Together, the seven leaders of Temple have more than 150 years of corporate affairs, communications and political experience and share a career history that includes experience as political staffers, journalists, in-house corporate affairs advisers, and communications consultants to many of Australia’s ASX top 100 companies and government agencies.

By engaging Temple, you are engaging a team whose advice on communications is sought by Heads of Government, Chairs, CEO’s and Heads of Corporate Affairs across Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more about our leadership team here.

Temple’s team of consultants (see bios here) are all experienced communicators who share a common goal of making a positive difference to how talent within our industry is developed. We believe that corporate affairs and communications professionals deserve a greater seat at the table within Australia’s leading organisations across the private and public sector. We have a unique insight into the search process for talent, and a network that allows us to conduct searches across the entire market.

We are all professional communicators, and as such we are deeply connected to the market for talent. This is a unique offering, and allows Temple’s clients to access our networks, experience, and counsel on talent acquisition, how best to structure their teams, and how to maximize performance of their people.

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