Our Team

Since Cordiner King was founded, schools, higher education and the public sector have been at the cornerstone of our practice.

Now, with over 30 years of outstanding search success, our partners are industry insiders with either executive or high-level management experience. We have built our reputation by playing a dynamic, effective part in the strategic management of human resources at the highest level. We excel in providing expert advice to boards and chief executives on the appointment of Vice-Chancellors and CEOs, their direct reports and non-executive directors.

As a member of the global search network Panorama (panoramasearch.com), we have global reach and access to the most dynamic leaders. Our deep understanding of local markets and our ability to leverage the expertise of our partner firms around the world result in outstanding global coverage.

We have uncompromising service standards based on accountability, involvement of our most suitable and experienced partners, rigorous assessment and selection, due diligence and enthusiasm. Our value is underpinned by our research-driven approach, our intellectual capital and the knowledge and experience of our partners, consultants and staff.

We forge genuine partnerships with our clients, focusing on quality and outcomes. Attention to detail and building solid professional relationships built on trust and understanding are our strengths.

Sean Davies


Sean joined Cordiner King in 2003 and has extensive experience in the education sector working for universities and independent schools. Sean has worked with most Australian universities with appointments including Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Heads of School and Institute and Centre Directors. He has also worked with a number of independent schools nationally on Principal and Head of School roles. Sean is the Chair of Panorama’s Global Higher Education practice.

Phone 03 9617 7223 or 0408 128 116

Email sean.davies@cordinerking.com.au

Alan Granville

Finance Manager

Alan joined Cordiner King in 2013 and has 25 years experience in finance, most recently in small business/import, retail and project construction.

Earlier Alan spent 10 years in the mining and construction industry with CSR and six years in the warehousing and logistics industry with P&O. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting and an MBA.

Email alan.granville@cordinerking.com.au

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