Public Sector Practice

Our differentiation

  • Proven commitment to public sector senior executive recruitment (over 50% of our work)
  • Understanding of the process, probity and reporting requirements of Government
  • Recognised as an organisation that treats candidates with a high degree of respect and empathy with many current clients starting their relationship with Watermark as candidates
  • Pride in providing innovative solutions:  our clients say we bring an added dimension of candidate talent to the table by exercising relevant but lateral judgements
  • The depth of sector expertise across our organisation
  • Track record in both national and international executive searches

Our sector expertise

  • Commonwealth Government: Extensive experience working with a variety of Government departments, reflected in a number of preferred supplier relationships with major Departments as well as smaller agencies
  • State Government: Within NSW as well as in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia
  • Local Government:  With a focus on major metropolitan Councils
  • Government-owned corporations: CEO and senior executive levels assignments for Government-owned corporations, statutory authorities and State-owned corporations
  • Specialist areas of focus: These include regulatory bodies, utilities, sustainable energy and alternative energy solutions, indigenous services, transport and infrastructure

Our functional expertise

  • Secretary, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer level
  • Focus on SES-level executive search and recruitment, across all functional areas, including policy, service delivery, corporate services, human resources, finance, treasury and budgeting, information technology and program management