Korn Ferry
Stephen Johnston

Stephen Johnston

Senior Partner


Mr. Johnston possesses extensive experience in succession planning, leadership assessment and development, and executive coaching. He joined the Firm in early 2006, after holding a number of senior management positions in the media/entertainment and FMCG sectors. His most recent position was chief executive officer for Video Ezy Australasia, prior to which he spent seven years with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment initially as retail sales director, then managing director.

Prior to his experience in media/ entertainment, Mr. Johnston worked for Frito-Lay Australia (a division of PepsiCo) for almost ten years, in various sales and marketing roles.

He began his career in the financial area as a cost accountant for BTR Nylex, then as financial accountant for Arnott's Snack Foods (now Frito-Lay).

In 2007, Mr. Johnston published his first book, What Do You Do for a Living? A Bold New Vision for Leaders, through Hardie Grant Publishers. Finally, he is on the NSW Board of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Mr. Johnston holds a master's of business administration from Macquarie University and a bachelor of business (accounting) degree from Monash University. He has undertaken the Company Directors Course at AICD and is a qualified TQM Instructor.