Bio Detail Background

A managing director with Allegis Partners, John Powell has more than 25 years of experience in executive search. He was an equity partner with a "Top 4" global search firm for 15 years and has spent the last 10 years helping to set up and establish Talent Partners, the predecessor firm to Allegis Partners in Australia. With a wealth of knowledge, industry expertise and strong networks, John is highly regarded and respected for his passion and exceptional ability to achieve positive outcomes for his clients and candidates.

Prior to commencing his career in executive search, John worked with Chase AMP Bank as a general manager with responsibility for client banking operations and marketing. Earlier, he was with American Express for seven years, initially as head of Human Resources and later as director of Card Member Services.

John has successfully completed more than 700 assignments across a wide range of industries and functions including C-suite, senior executive and leadership roles for start-ups and large corporate organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Born and educated in England, John migrated to Australia in 1969 and initially worked in human resource counseling before establishing his own human resource consulting business. Outside of executive search, John enjoys spending time with family and on his rural holding in the Southern Highlands of NSW

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