Ms Kirkpatrick founded Kirkpatrick Executive Search & Selection in 2003, to provide an independent and innovative recruitment service to clients.
Following an earlier career in information technology management with Distillers and British Petroleum, Ms Kirkpatrick has worked in executive recruitment since 1987.
Having worked for two executive search and selection companies, managing increasingly senior level assignments, she joined the Global Employment Solutions practice of Ernst & Young as a Managing Consultant. Ms Kirkpatrick managed the delivery of a range of recruitment assignments for clients, as well as recruiting for the firm, before being seconded into the business process outsourcing consultancy where she worked on the design and implementation of pan-European shared service centres for finance, procurement and IT.
An associate of Maxxim Consulting, as well as delivering executive recruitment assignments for Maxxim’s clients, Ms Kirkpatrick is trained in the assessment and implementation of emotional intelligence as a performance criteria in leadership recruitment and development, through the application of the Genos framework (www.genos.com.au).
She promotes the recruitment of diversity in management teams, with particular interest in the development and transition of female executives from middle to senior management roles.