Touchstone Views: Touchstone Views presents interviews with business leaders on topics of specific interest to our clients. Recent Projects: Our recent executive search projects have included: Head of Sales – Leading Multinational FMCG corporation Managing - $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
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Future Leaders Forum 2019 Touchstone are pleased to announce our sponsorship of the 2019 Future Leaders Forum organised by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The event is designed specifically for Retail and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Executives and their high potential future leadership talent, to engage in a day of interactive learning experiences with global and local industry leaders. Touchstone’s support of the Forum reinforces our commitment to our partnership with the AFGC, of which we have been a proud sponsor since 2003, and we are excited to be supporting this industry development platform which aims to foster great talent. New Zealand Food and Grocery Council 2018 Touchstone Executive Search Managing Director Chris Klingbeil presented the annual Board panel at the 2018 New Zealand Food and Grocery Council conference in Brisbane. Attendees were able to hear directly from their Board on critical issues and opportunities facing the New Zealand FMCG industry. Australian Food and Grocery Council 2018 Food and Grocery Australia Panel At the 2018 Australian Food and Grocery Council 2018 Food and Grocery Australia Conference, Touchstone Executive Search Managing Director Chris Klingbeil moderated a panel including op FMCG thought leaders Andrew Reeves, Warwick White and Gareth Edgecombe. The Panel discussed their experiences and thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing senior executives in the Australian FMCG industry

Sales, ICT and insolvency set to be the top sectors for raises and jobs in 2019



Job hunters have been told to brace for increasing volatility in 2019 with pay rises only for the most in-demand industries like sales, information and communications technology, and insolvency professionals.

One executive headhunter, Kylie Hammond, even borrowed the military phrase "VUCA" – which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – to describe the job market's prospects for 2019




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