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Fiona Hutton, Executive Search

Fiona Hutton, Executive Search

Fiona has successfully moved from a distinguished educational career teaching and leading predominantly in a range of independent schools, into Executive Search and Development, forming her own national company with a specific focus in guiding and advising middle and senior leaders in addition to sourcing leaders for executive search appointments. Her client portfolio includes leading schools in the Independent and Catholic sectors. Hutton Consulting has completed numerous assignments and is considered a specialist company within the Independent Education Sector.

Fiona manages senior leadership appointments from single campus to large, multi-campus, single-sex and co-educational schools across Australia. Her knowledge and experience in the Education sector has been honed over 22 years as a senior educator, in particular within some of Melbourne’s most prestigious and independent schools. Fiona has developed a deep and extensive network and regularly speaks at Educational Conferences on topics such as ‘The Missing 33% in Female Leaders’ ‘Placing yourself in the current employment landscape’ and ‘To Boarding and Beyond’. Prior to teaching and leading schools, Fiona built a successful piano teaching business and performed professionally as a classical vocalist. She served on the Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club Board from 2012 – 2014 and also as a Director on the WaterPolo Victoria Board from 2015 – 2016. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Education in Music from Melbourne University and a Masters in Education (Leadership & Management) from Monash University.

Hutton Consulting is fortunate to have the services of a range of experienced educational leaders who lend their wisdom and expertise for Executive Search appointments.

Fiona Hutton can be contacted via email: fiona@hutton.education

David Runge, Executive Search & Strategic Development

David Runge, Executive Search & Strategic Development

David’s educational leadership and boarding experience provides him with a wealth of contemporary knowledge and a unique insight into the needs of schools. This strong understanding about what is current in education offers a valuable foundation from which to work with schools to meet their staffing needs in a manner that helps them realise their strategic objectives.

His qualifications include a Master of Education (Leadership & Management) from Flinders University, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University). David’s areas of study include strategy design, innovation and leadership. David has been trained in the delivery of Positive Education and has worked with Schools, sporting organisations and individuals to construct tailored wellbeing programs. Passionate about the future of education he is a regular contributor to the educational dialogue and has spoken at a range of Educational Conferences around Australia.

David has worked with leading educational institutions, assisting them to source staff that fit their culture and meet their evolving needs.

David Runge can be contacted via email david.runge@hutton.education