Short term appointments during the ‘caretaker’ period


With the expiration of Parliament and entry into the ‘caretaker’ period, we understand that significant permanent or long term appointments must be avoided.

However, should service delivery or a requirement be particularly pressing and cannot be deferred, short-term appointments can still be made.

Watermark is in a strong position to supply such short term executives, available immediately on a contingent basis through the existing panel arrangements. We have years of experience in this alternative resourcing method and have sourced candidates from both public and private sectors.

Recent examples of shorter terms appointments Watermark has successfully facilitated include:

  • Deputy Secretary (Corporate)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Project Director (Multiple)
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer

Should you wish to discuss hiring a short term executive please contact Danny Hodgson, Caroline McAuliffe or Martin Searle on 02 9233 1200 or email