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Michael has over 30 years’ experience acting for the Boards and CEOs of some of the world’s most successful companies. With significant experience in international markets, Michael has strong commercial expertise in placing effective appointments across the oil & gas, mining & minerals, industrial and infrastructure sectors.
Michael is a founding director of the company and is responsible for the international development of Gerard Daniels. He was instrumental in establishing the company’s offices across the EMEA and the Americas and retains predominant responsibility over both regions.
A firm advocate of education and not-for-profit enterprises, Michael is an Adjunct Professor in the Business School at the University of Western Australia and is a Board Member of the Telethon Kids Institute.
He holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Western Australia.
Lloyd has more than 30 years’ experience in executive search and human resources consulting in key industry sectors in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the United Kingdom.
He has become a trusted advisor, having developed many long term relationships with clients, and has proven expertise in recruiting Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and senior level direct reports. Lloyd also has a strong career background in corporate governance assignments involving structure, strategy and board composition.
Lloyd has also been heavily involved in building capacity of Not for Profits in the community, culture and health space as part of the firm’s commitment to developing the environment in which we work.
Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia; is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council; and the Chairman of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Alison Gaines is a member of the leadership team of Gerard Daniels, since 2006, and leads the business in the region. Her practice area focuses on board and executive appointments and providing wider governance, performance, remuneration and organisational consulting to clients across all sectors and industries.
Alison has extensive non-executive director and director experience accrued over thirty years, in the not for profits, mutuals and public sectors, higher education and professional and management education.
Alison was previously Chief Executive Officer of The Australian Law Society following a distinguished career in the public service (responsible for whole of government strategic human resource policy, the Senior Executive Service, executive remuneration, CEO employment and government boards and committees).
Alison is a Governor of The College of Law Ltd Australasia, Chairman of the Murdoch University Foundation, Vice President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA) and President of the Australian Institute of Management WA and Deputy Chair of the IDPN, a Global Club of INSEAD.
Alison holds an honorary doctorate; a Master of Arts (Public Policy) from Murdoch University; Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (hons) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. She holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance INSEAD; and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Director and the Australian Institute of Management.
Raj began his career as a marine engineer before gravitating towards executive search and talent advisory work. Prior to joining Gerard Daniels, for seven years, Raj co-founded and managed an executive search and HR consulting firm based in London.
Raj’s experience comes from working with large global corporations and privately held entrepreneurial start-up environments in the United Kingdom. He has also had stints with reputable executive search firms, focused on the global energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.
His focus has been on executive search and consulting for complex and sensitive leadership assignments across executive, technical, operational, commercial and functional disciplines.
Raj is a seasoned search professional with strong grasp of sectors he specialises in and has helped attract exceptional professionals to the organisations he works with.
Raj holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the ENPC Business School, Paris.