Our greatest asset is our people, their collective knowledge and whole of market perspectives; our expertise covers in depth research-based executive search, board search, coaching, HR advisory and strategic planning.

Michael Holdway

Michael Holdway

Michael has managed Executive Search assignments for over fourteen years, completing many campaigns for high profile organisations across government departments and statutory bodies, the health, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Specialising in these sectors, Michael understands some of the unique requirements and high profiles of these positions, and as such has been able to deliver outstanding results whilst maintaining the discretion and confidence of both clients and candidates.

Michael continues to forge solid relationships with his clients and builds an understanding of their immediate and long term executive recruitment needs, leveraging his knowledge and networks to find the right person to match their requirements. He has a ‘partnering’ rather than a transactional style that endeavours to promote trust and transparency throughout the assignment to ensure that satisfaction and value are achieved.

With established business relationships and networks in both commercial and public sectors and hands-on industry experience working in Public Sector environments, Michael is well-positioned to provide strategic market advice to clients about senior executive profiles and appropriate attraction, sourcing and search methodologies.

Prior to establishing Searchlight, he worked for a leading international executive search firm.