Working with Boards and senior management to identify, assess and recruit leading candidates with high potential and exceptional cultural fit who will make a significant impact on the organisation, the sector they operate in and in our society more broadly.
AEGEUS (n), in Greek mythology Aegeus, who gave his name to the Aegean Sea, was a pivotal figure in the establishment of Athens as the father of the hero Theseus, one of the significant Kings of Athens and an important builder and reformer of social, political and cultural institutions in the city.


AEGEUS Executive Search has been established in response to a demonstrated need for high-level executive search and recruitment services on a global basis that are tailored to the specific requirements of our clients, the sectors that they operate in and the positions we are assisting them with.

Too often clients are only offered ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions by search and recruitment firms that are constructed around the processes, structures and existing frameworks of the search firm, not those of the client or the particular assignment.

The model we have adopted at AEGEUS is a tailored service built around the specific requirements and objectives of our client and in each assignment we carry out for them.

The thing we haven’t changed is our total commitment to a sector-leading professional service for both our clients and our candidates based on rigour, transparency, honesty, creativity and a desire to make every appointment a leading example of what is possible for an organisation if the right people are brought in for the right reasons at the right time.


Principal Consultant – Tony Grierson

Tony is known for his expertise in the identification, assessment and recruitment of leading candidates with high potential and exceptional cultural fit who make a significant impact on the organisation they join, the sector it operates in and, more broadly, in our society.

In the past seven years he has conducted over 100 assignments across Board, senior executive and academic roles in Education, Arts and Culture, Social Enterprise, Public Sector, and Sports, Leisure and Tourism.

In the arts and cultural sectors he has conducted searches Boards Artistic Directors, Executive Directors, General Managers and senior executive roles in Marketing, HR, IT and Development for many of Australia’s performing and visual arts organisations, festivals and cultural institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), National Film & Sound Archive, Powerhouse Museum, Orchestra Victoria, Australian Ballet, Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG), Queensland Theatre Company, Australian National Maritime Museum, Carriageworks, Adelaide Festival, Museums and Galleries of the Northern Territory, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Music Festival, Sydney Festival, Queensland Ballet, Bell Shakespeare, Melbourne Theatre Company, Circus Oz, Brisbane Powerhouse, Ten Days on the Island and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

In sports and major events he has worked with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation on the search for their Director of Marketing and Communications.

His work in the education sector includes the CEO and senior executives for Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the Australian Council for Private Education (ACPET) along with VCs, DVCs, VPs, PVCs, Deans, Heads of Departments/Schools and senior corporate positions in development, marketing, human resources, legal and international recruitment for education institutions such as the National Art School and NIDA, and universities including Swinburne, Canberra, Charles Darwin, Edith Cowan, Auckland, Monash, Bond, Charles Sturt, South Australia, Curtin, New England, Macquarie, Tasmania, Southern Queensland, La Trobe, Adelaide, Griffith and Melbourne Universities.

He has also undertaken searches in the media and screen sectors for AFTRS, Screen Australia, SBS and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Contact Tony on
P: +612 8091 2464


Based in Sydney and operating throughout the Asia-Pacific region, AEGEUS Executive Search is a trusted partner to Boards and senior management of organisations and institutions in:

  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Social Enterprise
  • Public Sector
  • Sports, Leisure and Tourism

Our work in these sectors often involves working with our partner firms internationally in complex global searches in the identification, assessment and recruitment of leading candidates with high potential and exceptional cultural fit who will make a significant impact on the organisation, the sector they operate in and in our society more broadly.

The list of clients we have worked with is extensive and includes many of the largest and most regarded institutions and organisations in these sectors:


  • Auckland University
  • Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
  • Australian Film Television and Radio School
  • Bond University
  • Canberra University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Moriah College
  • National Art School
  • National Institute for Dramatic Art
  • Open Universities Australia
  • Swinburne University
  • THINK Education Group
  • University of New England
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Tasmania


Arts and Culture

  • Adelaide Festival
  • Australian Ballet
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
  • Australian Major Performing arts Group (AMPAG)
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Bell Shakespeare
  • Brisbane Powerhouse Contemporary Performing Arts Centre
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • Carriageworks – Contemporary Performing Arts Centre
  • Circus Oz
  • Luminato Arts Festival, Toronto Canada
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Museums and Galleries of the Northern Territory
  • National Film & Sound Archive
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Orchestra Victoria
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Queensland Ballet
  • Queensland Music Festival
  • Queensland Theatre Company
  • Screen Australia
  • Sydney Festival
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Ten Days on the Island Arts Festival
  • Wollongong Conservatorium of Music



Government and Public Sector

  • Australian Government
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Indigenous Business Australia
  • NSW Government (Arts NSW)
  • Northern Territory Government
  • SBS Corporation
  • Victorian Government


Sports, Leisure and Tourism

Australian Grand Prix Corporation


Email :
Phone: +612 8091 2464