Partner, CEO and Board Search Practice, ANZ

Sharne Bryan is a Partner based in Melbourne, focused on CEO and Board Search in the ANZ region.

Sharne began her career as a lawyer with significant senior experience in applying the law to Government matters. She was a solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, before advancing to the role of Principal Legal Adviser in the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the Victorian Government. 

In her executive search career, Sharne has supported clients in a variety of sectors including ASX listed companies, Government (Commonwealth and State), leading sports and cultural organisations, and NGOs, foundations and academic institutions. Her legal background also drives a special interest and expertise in the legal, governance and risk function, as well as the Public and Social Sector.

Prior to commencing her career at Korn Ferry, Sharne worked as a trusted advisor to Boards, CEOs and C-Suite executives at another international search firm. She has experience supporting the full range of senior talent needs including Board and CEO succession, through to Board effectiveness reviews and accelerated integration of executives transitioning to new roles.

Sharne holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, which was concurrently completed with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales. She is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.