Colin Simpson


Office Location: Perth

Phone: +61 8 9482 0202

Colin Simpson is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Perth office and a member of the Industrial Practice. A lawyer by training, Simpson specializes in C-suite and functional leadership searches across a wide variety of industry sectors, including natural resources, infrastructure, automotive distribution and logistics, telecommunications, financial services, and education. Colin also taps into a broad network and provides special expertise filling board leadership mandates.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Colin co-founded an executive search firm in Perth, which later merged with a larger firm to create an internationally focused energy and mining practice. Colin led its Australian board practice.

Prior to his career in executive search, Colin held senior executive positions across a range of industry sectors, as well as sitting on boards of several joint venture companies in Australia and overseas. During this time, he was involved in financing the Harriet oilfield, the successful tender for a US naval airship contract, the float of West Australian newspapers and a number of smart card-related activities in Asia, Europe and the UK. Colin practiced as a lawyer for six years before his career in commerce.


Colin has a bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence and bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Western Australia.