A career option of choice: Interim Executive Management

The executive recruitment market, like so many others, is being disrupted becoming increasingly flexible and contingent to meet client requirements in a challenging economic environment.

2015 saw an acceleration in the tactical use of seasoned ‘temporary’ executives (Interim Managers) across all sectors, either filling “C” suite roles across all functions or driving business critical projects.

The increasing volume of interim work now provides a viable career option for seasoned Executives.

2015 saw Watermark having its strongest demand for Interim Executives, the majority of appointments being:

  • Interim CEOs
  • Interim CIOs
  • Interim Project Directors
  • Interim Program Directors
  • Interim Portfolio Managers
  • Interim EPMO Managers
  • Interim CFOs
  • Interim CPOs
  • Interim HR Directors
  • Interim Change Managers
  • Interim General Counsels
  • Interim COOs
Other Subject Matter experts – Contact Centres, Risk, Industrial Relations, Digital, Sales.


2016 will continue to see:

  • Demand from all sectors; from SMEs to all tiers of Government to global multinationals
  • Clients seeking cost effective alternatives to management consultants
  • Interims performing critical tasks while the permanent search process is underway
  • A demand for C level IT, Finance & HR executives (52% of last year’s appointments)

Should you wish to discuss hiring a short term executive please contact
Danny Hodgson, Caroline McAuliffe, Andrew Pownall or Martin Searle on 02 9233 1200 or email interim@watermarksearch.com.au.