Emu was established in 2019 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

We’re friends as well as colleagues and formed emu because we believe we are better together.

We’ve combined our collective passion, expertise and networks, which have been built and nurtured over the past 20 years in executive and professional search to better serve our clients.

Why Emu? It’s an extraordinary animal native to Australia, that can only move forward and does so at pace.

We are guided by the essence of the emu, supporting organisations and people who want to move forward at pace and ‘find extraordinary’.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller 


We believe people make the single biggest difference to the success of an organisation. We are fortunate to be able to positively impact society through the work we do.

We’re enormously excited about the future of work; how this will impact all of our lives, how technology has and will continue to change the composition of organisations, and how the customer experience will continue to evolve.

It’s through this innate curiosity and passion for connection that amazing things begin to happen, and by becoming a natural extension of the businesses and people we work with, we are able to represent them authentically and heroically.

Our Difference

Three simple words underpin everything that is different about Emu. Our approach is centred around these guiding principles.


We have a unified and collaborative approach, we work together as a team and share our vast network of relationships to enable a broad reach and ultimate efficiency.


We don’t take on an assignment or project, unless we believe we can deliver. That means when you engage with Emu, we are guaranteeing an outcome and an experience to remember. 


We believe trust is only gained through truth. You can expect a straight talking, approachable and knowledgeable team of experts working hard on your behalf.