Anne Hatton

Managing Director & Founder

Anne Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, Recruitment and the HR industry. Prior to establishing Hattonneale in 2008, Anne was Chief Executive Officer of one of the sector’s largest organisations in Australia, Hudson (formerly Morgan & Banks) and led the business through a period of significant change and growth. Anne began her career in financial services working with a large domestic bank as well as a global investment banking group, servicing a diverse domestic and international customer group.

With significant client acquisition and development experience across a broad range of organisations including; ASX listed companies, private growth companies and multinational corporations, Anne has deep experience working with Boards, Chief Executive Officers and C-Suite Executives.

Since establishing Hattonneale, Anne’s primary focus has been on working with Boards and Senior Executives across the Financial Services, Healthcare, Aged Care, Agribusiness and Property sectors. Anne is passionate about helping businesses identify and build Board and Senior Executive capability, and in working with experienced and emerging Executives to meet her clients’ needs.

Anne completed a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Japanese) at the University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

The Hattonneale Team

Anne Hatton

Managing Director & Founder

Anne Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, Recruitment and the HR industry.

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Jane Neale

Managing Director & Founder

Jane Neale is a co-founder of Hattonneale and has over 10 years of experience as a Managing Director and trusted advisor for Chief Executive Officer, C-Suite and Board level appointments across ASX listed and private companies.

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Ian Smith

Senior Advisor

Ian has spent over 30 years in Senior Executive and Non-Executive roles across a variety of sectors and industries in Australia, Europe and the US.

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Rhian Richardson

Senior Associate

Rhian joined Hattonneale in 2020, after nearly 10 years working at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the past seven years in Board Diversity.

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Darryl Mills

Head of Research

Darryl Mills has been in the search and selection industry for over 20 years, both in the UK and Australia, specialising in Executive search research.

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Elizabeth(Libby) Gilbert

Senior Associate

Libby joined Hattonneale in 2019 and for the last two years has specialised in Board Search.

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