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Sean Linkson

As Managing Director, Sean Linkson is responsible for board, C-suite and senior executive-level searches throughout Australia. He works closely with listed and unlisted boards, not-for-profits, multinationals and private entities to identify talent for leadership roles in such functions as sales and marketing, IT, operations, human resources, finance and general management.

With more than 25 years of experience in board and executive search, Sean assists boards and senior management recruit leaders and influencers across a wide range of industries and functions as well as provides board performance reviews and leadership assessments. Sean provides a link between the leadership gaps in organizations and the human capital markets. He is recognized for his expertise and ability to build strong and enduring relationships with candidates and clients.

Prior to joining Allegis Partners' predecessor firm in Australia in 2005, Sean was managing director of A.T. Kearney Executive Search, Australia/New Zealand, and regional lead for their Global Financial Institutions Group. He was with the firm for more than eight years.

Sean commenced his search career with Australia's largest human capital company, Morgan and Banks, where he headed up the Banking and Finance team — the largest in Australia at the time.

In previous years, Sean worked for the Australian subsidiaries of J.P. Morgan, Chase Manhattan and Lloyds Bank, covering capital markets, corporate banking and credit. He also worked in project management for nine years with a leading Australian construction and engineering company.

Sean earned his Bachelor of Applied Science at Queensland University of Technology and his Master of Commerce, majoring in finance, from the University of New South Wales.

Career Highlights

  • Co-founded and chairs The Pinnacle Foundation, which provides scholarships and mentoring to disadvantaged youth
  • Sat on the NSW Development Board of The Hunger Project