James Fairbairn


James has been employed in our sector since 1995, working in both the UK and Australian markets. He has been working in the Western Australian executive search sector since 2006, and became a Partner at Lester Blades in 2013. 

Over the last 21 years James has  advised and acted on behalf of a broad portfolio of organisations, ranging from ASX200 corporations to privately owned family businesses and not-for profits. 

James is also the author of the book ‘Career Karma – Maximising your career potential’, the insider’s handbook for executives that shows how they can maximise their full career potential in the competitive employment field.

"An incorrect senior appointment is the most expensive mistake any business can make. My role is to mitigate that risk as far as humanly possible by leaving no stone unturned when it comes to the search and selection strategies that I employ on behalf of my clients"