Fiona Hutton


Fiona is the founder and director of Hutton Consulting Australia, having  successfully moved from a distinguished educational career teaching and leading in a range of independent schools in Melbourne, into leadership search. A sought-after executive search consultant, her client portfolio includes a broad range of organisations within the non for profit sector, schools sector and for profit educational companies. Fiona’s specialty is in forming high performing teams at an executive level and Principal appointments. A strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, Fiona is proud that Hutton Consulting is working towards closing the gender gap in Education with 63% of successful appointments being female.

Fiona has served on the Boards of Vicentre Swimming Club, Waterpolo Victoria, and is currently on the Victorian branch executive of the Australian Council for Education Leadership.  An accomplished keynote speaker at educational conferences in the areas of ‘Innovative Recruitment Practices’ and ‘Developing a Leadership Profile’, Fiona is also an invited member of the Global Educational Leadership Partnership (GELP) of international educational influencers.

“… to provide the best fit of leader to a school, you need to have a deep understanding of the history and current context of the school …”

The art of seedlings, soil and school leaders examines the importance of aligning school leaders with the culture of a school.