The de JAGER Group was founded by Kris de Jager in 1990 with the establishment of de JAGER Executive Search, a retained executive search and talent consulting firm.

Located in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, de JAGER Executive Search specialises in retained search for ‘C’ Level and senior management executives and has developed a select client list of high profile, ethical and prestigious industry leaders in Australia and internationally.

de JAGER Executive Search is the Australian affiliate of IIC Partners, a Top 10 International executive search organisation with over 52 offices in over 34 countries. Like de JAGER Executive Search, each member firm is independently owned and together they provide true global coverage through representation in all of the key financial and commercial centres around the world.

Our Mission is simple

We aim to work with clients whose philosophies match ours.

We strive to develop real business partnerships with our existing and prospective clients through an in depth knowledge of their business.

Above all, our mission is to enhance our clients' business by providing a personalised, effective and high quality executive search and human potential to secure the best leadership talent.

Our point of difference is real

Our size, local knowledge, global alliances and industry specific expertise allow us to provide a unique level of personalised service.

We are an intentionally boutique practice working with a select client list. We have a hands on, close working relationship with our clients and candidates alike.

We are close to industry, government and opinion leaders in the Australian market and understand what is happening across a wide range of Australian industries. 

Through our membership of IIC Partners, we have access to the best talent worldwide. We have real global coverage and work closely with all of our partners.

We have elected to follow the IIC Partners model and have established local practice groups, headed by our experienced consultants and supported by independent industry associates on a needs basis.

This approach facilitates comprehensive knowledge of industry sectors, both locally and globally as well as executive search consultants specialised in industry sectors who understand the skill sets required because they have held senior management roles in those sectors.

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Our mission is to enhance our clients' businesses by providing a personalised and high quality executive search service