Senior appointments boost Gerard Daniels’ Perth team

International executive search and board consulting firm Gerard Daniels has made two senior appointments to its Perth team to undertake AsiaPac search.  Joining Gerard Daniels are Alex Da Silva as Practice Leader and Doug McKay as Principal Consultant.

Alex Da Silva – Practice Leader

Alex will strengthen our finance and strategy search team. He has over 10 years’ experience recruiting at the senior professional and executive level, across a variety of industries in Australia and internationally. After beginning his career with KPMG, Alex moved into the recruitment industry, holding a senior role with a leading global recruitment firm based in Canada. On his return to Perth, Alex joined a specialist finance recruitment firm where he managed a team of recruitment consultants. Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and is a Chartered Accountant.


Doug McKay – Principal Consultant

Doug will strengthen our public sector and non-profit sector and HR executive search team. He has more than 21 years of talent management and executive search experience in the public sector, community, not-for-profit, and industrial sectors across the Australian market, particularly Perth and Melbourne. Doug has extensive experience executing chief executive, general manager, statutory leadership, corporate services leadership, finance and human resources assignments.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.


“We are pleased to attract professionals of the calibre of Alex and Doug,” said Chief Executive Officer Alison Gaines.

“Our Perth office has operated successfully for more than 30 years, partnering with some of the best-known and most highly regarded companies operating in Western Australia and across the Asia Pacific. These two new appointments will ensure we continue to grow and deliver the outstanding service that our clients have come to depend on us for.”