We help clients achieve their business goals by securing the best senior executive talent.


Since 2003, we have advised major Australian and multinational public and private companies on senior appointments across the Asia Pacific region.


Through research and global network relationships we build deep industry background and behavioural knowledge.


This allows us to deliver high caliber shortlists quickly and efficiently, focused exactly on the client’s brief.


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Chris Klingbeil

Touchstone Founder and Managing Director, Chris Klingbeil, is one of Australia's leading senior executive search consultants.

Managing Director
Paul Beattie

Paul joined the Sydney office of Touchstone Consulting in October 2010, complementing the skills of the Touchstone team with extensive hands on commercial experience

Director - Sydney
Jo Klingbeil  Director - Finance / Administration

Jo manages Touchstone’s finance and administration, leading the back-office functions within the company.

Jim Bartel Ryan Bathie Director - Sport Practice Researcher

Jim Bartel joined Touchstone in 2012 as Sport Director, with a focus on Executive Search.

Ryan Bathie joined Touchstone in 2015 as  key Researcher, focusing on delivering insight and data for Touchstone’s executive search projects across the Asia Pacific region.

Industry Practice

Touchstone specializes in executive search across the following Industry Practice areas:

We apply deep industry knowledge, experience and strategic thinking to each assignment, helping our clients achieve their goals, and introducing future leaders to new businesses.

• FMCG • Broader Consumer • Construction • Industrial • Financial Services • Legal • Private Equity • Pharmaceuticals/Health • Resources • Retail • Start-ups • Telecommunications/Technology • Utilities
Functional Practice

Touchstone has dedicated teams servicing the following Functional Practice areas:

With our profound understanding of the power of speed and discretion, we have conducted executive search projects across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, UK, Europe and Africa.


Our deep industry knowledge, global experience, targeted research and strategic execution helps us deliver industry leading retention success rates.


Below is a selection of the roles Touchstone has completed recently:


Head of Sales – Leading Multinational FMCG corporation

Managing Director - $500M FMCG company

CEO – High profile tech disruptor

Head of Supply Chain – Blue Chip multinational FMCG corporation

Head of HR – Dynamic new FMCG organisation

CEO – Australia – Top 50 ASX Industrial corporation

General Manager – NZ – Multinational FMCG corporation

Chairman – Private Equity backed industry disruptor

Non-Executive Directors – High Profile Not-For-Profit organisation

Head of Farms – ASX Listed Agriculture corporation

Head of Operations – Highly successful Australian FMCG company

Head of Sales – Blue Chip Global FMCG corporation

CFO – Highly Successful Industrial corporation

CEO – Private Equity backed Agriculture business

General Manager – ASX Listed Agriculture corporation

COO – Leading Australian Agriculture Organisation

Head of Commercial Excellence – Strategic role for top 200 ASX corporation

General Manager – $400m business unit for ASX 100 listed corporation

Head of Food Service – Leading Multinational FMCG corporation

Head of Sales – top 50 ASX Industrial corporation



General Management Marketing 
 Sales Finance
Commercial Human Resources Supply Chain
 IT/Technology Legal Technical
 Corporate Affairs
/Public Relations CEO, General Management, Business Unit Management. Marketing Director, Group Marketing Manager, Consumer Insights Director/ Manager, Senior Brand Manager. Sales Director, National Business Manager, Key Account Manager. Finance Director/CFO, Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Internal Audit, Treasurer, General Manager Tax, General Manager Risk ,General Manager Insurance.. Commercial Director, Head of Strategy, Procurement Director. Human Resources Director, Human Resources Manager, ER/IR Manager. Operations Director, Operations Manager, Supply Chain/Logistics Director, Site Manager. CIO, IT Director. Company Secretary, Head of Legal, Senior Partner, Partner. R&D Director, Head of Quality, Head of Compliance, Packaging Manager, NPD Manager. Corporate Affairs Director, Public Relations Manager, Investor Relations Manager.


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