Korn Ferry
Jacqueline Gillespie

Jacqueline Gillespie

Senior Partner


With over ten years of consulting experience, Ms. Gillespie focuses on the impact of leadership on engagement and business performance, top team effectiveness, leadership capability development, and talent management strategies.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Gillespie led the leadership consulting practice for Hewitt Associates in Australia between 2004 to 2008, and most recently in Southeast Asia. There, she partnered with a range of blue chip clients including sanofi aventis, IAG, Westpac, Optus, Vodafone, Worley Parsons, Axiata (formally TMI), Biotech, Molnlycke, Unisys, Goodman Fielder, DLA Phillips Fox, and Aristocrat.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Gillespie spent over fifteen years working in senior HR roles in corporate Australia and Asia across a range of industries including retail, transport, banking, and FMCG. Her experience includes strategic human resource roles as well as managing human resource teams within the business. She has held positions in organizational development, human resource policy, diversity, training, and management development.

Ms. Gillespie is currently a member of the adjunct faculty on the Executive MBA Program at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of Sydney.

Ms. Gillespie is accredited in a range of instruments including the Human Synergistic tools; LSI, GSI and LI, Facet 5, MBTI, Hogan, Benchmarks, and the Lominger Leadership Architect suite. She is also an experienced coach of executives, highpotential managers, and executive women.

Ms. Gillespie holds a master's degree in management and a diploma in education from the Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, where she won the AHRI Prize for studies in human resource management. Additionally, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from the same university.