Leadership Team | Nick Burnham

Nick Burnham

Nick Burnham is a Partner based in Options Group Sydney Office. Nick specializes in placing senior executives, including C-Suite level and Non-Executive Director, across Institutional and Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Global Markets (both debt and equity), Wealth and Asset Management (Traditional and Alternative), Super Funds, Pension Funds, FinTech, Payments, Private Equity, and Real Estate Finance. Nick has been instrumental in helping the C-Suite of these firms navigate the threats and challenges currently facing their business as well as the optimal positioning of those businesses.


Nick and his team have created a strong track record of attracting, developing and retaining the world’s most sought after talent. Nick oversees the execution of full life cycle recruitment and has partnered closely with senior-level management and founders at client firms, which has enabled him to be a "trend-setter," advising clients on the overall market and perceptions within their segments. In addition to recruitment, Nick also provides competitive intelligence management scans, management and cultural assessments, benchmarking and succession planning, market sentiment analysis, and compensation analytics and advisory. He has led a process-driven, research-intensive methodology which truly differentiates the approach from the competition.


Nick Burnham has a distinguished track record in the Executive Search industry throughout Asia Pacific since 2001. Nick has built an extensive track record of placing Senior-level Executives for clients across some of the world’s top ranked financial services firms and is seen as one of the region’s most trusted advisors. Nick began his Executive Search career working for a boutique search firm, ultimately responsible for running the Singapore office and Global Markets Practice for Asia. He has also been a Founding Partner of two start-up boutique Executive Search firms before joining a global search firm where he was most recently the Head of Financial Services for the APAC region. Before joining the Executive Search Industry, Nick worked on the Sydney Futures Exchange for UBS, where he was Head of Trading on the Sydney Futures Exchange.