Garreth Ball is a Managing Director within ZRG’s Global Industrial Practice and is a foundation member of the team establishing ZRG’s operations in the Australia/New Zealand region. Garreth brings a global view of the human capital landscape to ZRG, having worked across strategic C-suite and executive leadership appointments in Europe, APAC and Australasia. With a strong reputation as an experienced search practitioner across the Industrial sector, Garreth fosters long-term relationships across his extensive global network. Quick to grasp organizational fundamentals and offer compelling strategic input, his mandate at ZRG spans all sector-relevant C-level and executive leader appointments across Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining ZRG, Garreth worked for Australia’s largest privately owned boutique executive search firm, where he led the transport, logistics, and supply chain practice nationally while also overseeing the firm’s Queensland office. During his 11-year tenure, Garreth successfully established the firm’s presence across the Infrastructure, Transport, and FMCG sectors.
Areas of Expertise
Garreth is a specialist in the Industrial space, focused on building leadership teams across broad industrials, airports, rail, ports, utilities, and logistics. He is Australia’s preeminent search practitioner within the airport space, having partnered with all major Australian airports in their search to identify and appoint executive talent. Additionally, Garreth holds extensive cross-sector experience within supply chain and operations.
Garreth graduated from Cape Peninsula University and has continued his personal development and understanding of the human capital landscape through his 22 years in executive search. A qualified optician in a previous lifetime, Garreth’s focus, and interest now lies in talent and leadership development and management.
Hobbies and Interests
Garreth is a keen sportsman who has swum the English Channel twice, played representative water-polo and now spends his leisure time mountain biking and surfing with his wife and two sons.