Sarah Kennedy

Alex KaarSarah Kennedy


Sarah joined Alex Kaar in 2017 and is a Senior Partner in the firm. Over the past 26 years, Sarah has maintained extensive national and international networks and has developed core expertise assessing and appointing high impact business leaders and technical experts, who create a competitive advantage and sustainable commercial value. Her comprehensive knowledge of multiple industry sectors, combined with her ability to deliver end to end, bespoke solutions for her clients has made her one of the most highly regarded search professionals in Australia.

Tertiary qualified, Sarah is an experienced Non-Executive Director and currently holds a position on a Board within the Healthcare sector. Sarah’s track record in commercial appointments, includes C-Suite, Regional Management, Leadership and Board/Chair appointments. Sarah’s client base spans the breadth of private, government owned, ASX listed, membership and mutual, community and not-for-profit organisations. Sarah is adept at delivering end to end, tailored solutions across the senior executive and specialist market, encompassing variety of different industry sectors, which has enabled her to build a strong network both in Australia and globally.

Sarah has a reputation as a mentor and trusted advisor who has cultivated a deep network of C-level Executives, Company Directors and Business owners throughout the Asia Pacific region. She has been responsible for several high-profile appointments across multiple industry sectors and her expert counsel is widely sought by management and boards.

Sarah is the mother of two and is a passionate (and one eyed) Collingwood supporter. She is also heavily involved as a volunteer in community sport and projects and continues to lead fundraising initiatives to support women’s health for St Vincent’s Health Australia.

Functional Expertise

  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • Executive General Management
  • General Management
  • Head of Department
  • Specialist
  • Executive Director
  • Director

Industry Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals and Managed Care
  • Aged Care and Assisted Living
  • Primary Care
  • Disability and Community Care
  • Public Health
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech
  • Medical
  • Specialist Clinical

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