Jim L. Hayman


Office Location: Melbourne

Phone: +61 3 90123000

Jim Hayman is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Melbourne office and is a partner of the Mining & Metals Practice, which he established. Jim also works in the manufacturing sector and the engineering and consulting sectors, particularly as they relate to mining. His role in the mining and metals sector involves frequent travel to the world's key mining centers.

Jim is also a key member of the firm’s Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Practice. He has conducted chairman and non-executive director searches across a broad range of companies in many industries in Australia and New Zealand. Many of these searches have been global in scope.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jim was the managing partner of another international executive search firm’s Australian operations as well as regional director, Asia Pacific, for that group.  He was responsible for planning, establishing and managing 11 executive search offices for the firm across Asia.

Jim began his career with Philip Morris Australia in corporate planning and mergers and acquisitions. He was the economist with General Motors-Holden before becoming finance director and managing director elect of an international trading company's Australian operations.

He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Jim received a bachelor's degree in economics from Monash University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne.