Di Gillett is a Director of TRANSEARCH International Australia based in Melbourne. Di has over 20 years' experience in executive search and recruitment, including almost 10 years leading the Asia Pacific Retail & Consumer practice for Talent Partners. She was the founder and Managing Partner for Agora Partners from 2015 to 2017. Di's industry knowledge is underpinned by her earlier career on the client-side with two of Australia's leading retailers.
Di's core practice specialisation is Retail and Consumer Goods and Services. Appointments include "C-suite", Director and GM level positions across, sales, marketing, digital, merchandise, strategy, retail operations, finance, supply chain & logistics, business development, finance and human resources.
Di has a track record of identifying high performing executives who contribute to improving business performance. She is a trusted advisor to her clients, and through her partnership approach has developed strong advocates. With deep sector knowledge in Retail and Consumer, she has developed an extensive domestic and international network.
With significant executive search experience, Di has managed a vast array of complex search campaigns across publicly listed, multinational and privately owned businesses across the Asia Pacific region. She has extensive experience working with Boards, CEO's and executive leadership teams. Her category knowledge is diverse, including but not limited to: apparel, footwear, grocery, liquor, convenience, general merchandise, DIY, consumer electronics, QSR, homeware and health & beauty.
Di studied Arts in Fashion Design at RMIT University and completed her Retail Management Cadetship with Myer in the early 1980s. She was a founding Director and Board Member for the Amy Gillett Foundation from 2006 to 2011.