Managing Director search for Experience Australia Group

Since inception, Allura Partners has built an enviable track record that includes Executive Chair, Non-Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer appointments for some of the largest and most high profile private equity deals across the country. The firm has also delivered similar searches to secure high calibre Board and C-suite talent for investments with enterprise values less than $100m. 

Over the years, Allura Partners has developed an agile search and recruitment methodology that is proven to private equity. It can be applied to both growth and turnaround investments in any location, can transition from one end of the market to the other and is industry agnostic.

A recent example of our success that demonstrates our agile methodology includes:

Experience Australia Group - Quadrant Private Equity/Allegro Funds

Having a track record and relationship with Quadrant Private Equity, a Managing Partner from the firm introduced Allura Partners to Chris Tallent, Chief Executive of the recently acquired and formed Experience Australia Group regarding a pending Adelaide based Managing Director search.

Having never delivered a search in Adelaide combined with a limited network across the tourism sector, once engaged, Allura Partners implemented our methodology that is proven across a breadth of industries and locations. This was applied to the tourism sector both locally and internationally and ultimately led to a successful appointment.

Once proven and the relationship established, the Experience Australia Group has re-engaged Allura Partners for additional assignments.

“Experience Australia Group engaged Adrian Belle and Allura Partners to conduct a global search for a Managing Director for our Great Southern Rail business. We have subsequently engaged them for additional search recruitment assignments.

Adrian’s approach was to understand the brief thoroughly and make a concerted effort to be clear about “best fit” culture and leadership style. The candidates were well screened and presented in a way that allowed us to assess strengths and weaknesses ahead of face to face meetings which provided for a targeted interview approach. Allura Partners research methodology and commercial awareness meant we were introduced to talent that we would not otherwise have been aware of and specifically, the successful candidate who was not on our radar.

Allura Partners has a high standard of service delivery and we would highly recommend for any senior level search.”

Chris Tallent, Chief Executive Officer of Experience Australia Group

If you are Director of a private equity firm seeking Board or C-suite talent for an investment or an executive currently considering a career in private equity, Allura Partners can assist. For a confidential conversation please contact Adrian Belle, Managing Director on +61 2 8821 7301 or visit