Rebecca Tabakoff, Executive Director and Founder
Rebecca is a leading figure in the corporate affairs and recruitment industry having co-founded Temple Executive Search and online recruitment hub Shingle Group - holding company of successful communications marketplace Commtract, which she also co-founded. This follows her successful 20-year career as a senior public affairs practitioner.
At Temple, Rebecca works with leading organisations advising them on strategy and structure for their corporate affairs functions and finding the best people to work within them. Since founding the company in 2013, Rebecca has conducted search for many iconic top tier organisations including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Sydney Opera House, the NRL, AMP, Westpac, AGL, Woolworths Limited, Coca Cola Amatil and government.
Rebecca has a unique understanding of the roles she is tasked to fill and the best people to fill them leveraging her 20 years’ experience as a practitioner in politics, communications and corporate affairs. She regularly travels internationally to engage with international communications and business leaders identifying emerging trends and talent.
Prior to founding Temple, Rebecca spent five years at global firm FTI Consulting, building a thriving national public affairs business and working on some of the biggest issues and crises in the country at the time. She advised many leading ASX listed and private companies from a range of industries including Woolworths, Seven Group Holdings, Pacific Equity Partners, Gilbert & Tobin, Rothschild, Peabody Energy and Primary Health Care Limited (now Healius).
Prior to that, Rebecca was the Head of Corporate Affairs at FOXTEL where she was responsible for communications, government relations and community engagement for the high-profile business.
Rebecca started her working life as a political staffer during the NSW Fahey Government in the Nineties. After six years in the NSW Parliament as well as working on the campaign for the republic and the 1999 campaign for the City of Sydney, Rebecca joined the business lobby group the NSW Chamber of Commerce where she led the Corporate Affairs team and spearheaded successful campaigns promoting the interests of the business community.
She has previously served on the Advisory Board to a prominent Australian fashion designer and was a Non-Executive Director of the Shingle Group. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and History) from the University of NSW.