Julia Soutter joins Odgers Berndtson APAC as Partner for the Industrial Practice

21 Jan 2022

Julia Soutter joins Odgers Berndtson APAC as Partner for the Industrial Practice

Odgers Berndtson is delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Soutter as a Partner in the Australian Industrial Practice and Head of Not-for-Profit.

Julia holds over 25 years’ experience in executive search with a strong profile working on Chair, Non-Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Executive roles that require concentrated research and search skills beyond traditional networks. Julia’s focus is on senior executive assignments for Infrastructure and Transportation sectors which draws on her significant experience with clients in this area. Formerly a National Account Director, she has led teams to deliver major recruitment projects for transport and infrastructure organisations in the public and private sector.  

“I am delighted to be returning to Odgers Berndtson and I am looking forward to working with the team in Australia and many of my previous colleagues across the globe. I have watched as the Australian business has flourished and grown; it is incredibly exciting time to re-join the firm.” Julia said.

Alasdair Spink, Head of APAC Industrial Practice and Managing Partner Southeast Asia at Odgers Berndtson said,

“It is exciting to have someone of Julia’s calibre join us to further strengthen our Industrial capability in Australia at a time when we are experiencing significant growth across the entire Asia Pacific region."

Previously, Julia had originally joined the Odgers Berndtson London office back in 2005 as Principal for the not-for-profit practice before relocating to Australia and working in a boutique search firm for 9 years. She returned to Odgers Berndtson in 2022 with extensive local expertise. Originally from the United Kingdom, Julia holds MA Honours in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews. 

“The past two years have highlighted how important exceptional leadership is, for organisations to reach their full potential they need to attract the very best talent. Odgers Berndtson has a wonderful culture, brand and reputation and share my commitment to candidates and clients alike.” Julia said.

Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director of Odgers Berndtson Australia and Asia Pacific said,

“Our business in Australia has gone from strength to strength over recent years. With Julia joining us, we are moving to the next level in three more important growth sectors. Finding quality solutions to our client’s needs is at the core of what we strive to do well, and this is something that Julia is truly passionate about.”

Julia joins our Odgers Berndtson team in Melbourne, Australia where she will work closely with Caroline Dever and Alasdair Spink. You can contact Julia at Julia.soutter@odgersberndtson.com.

About Odgers Berndtson

For more than 50 years, Odgers Berndtson has delivered executive search, leadership assessment, and development strategies to the world's biggest and best organizations. Odgers Berndtson's 250+ partners cover more than 50 sectors and operate out of more than 30 countries. The APAC wing of the firm launched in 2017 and is one of the fastest growing search firms in the region. Odgers Berndtson currently has Asia Pacific offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Mumbai.