Gemma Ledbury

Partner, Executive

Never underestimate the importance of understanding the wants and needs of both clients and candidates, and building strong, long-term relationships.

As a Partner within the Executive practice for u&u, Gemma brings a wealth of experience from both boutique and global recruitment houses, recruiting across Australia, the UK, Europe and the US. Gemma has over 17 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, specialising in Senior Management and Executive placements.

Gemma is a highly motivated and energetic professional who strongly emphasises understanding and building strong relationships. She engages both her clients and candidates through a high-level of trust and has a deep knowledge across sectors.

Gemma’s solid reputation with senior stakeholders and boards has enabled her success in managing highly confidential search appointments and has allowed her to develop an extensive network to the advantage of international campaigns.

Graduating in 2000, she specialises in executive recruitment solutions across a range of markets with a particular emphasis on C-suite positions.

The roles Gemma recruits includes:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager

Gemma’s recent recruits:

  • Chief Executive Officer: TAFE Queensland
  • Chief Executive Officer: Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Chief Executive Officer: Mates4Mates
  • Executive General Manager: Sugar Research Australia
  • Executive GM Operations: Jacana Energy
  • Executive GM Sales and Marketing: Jacana Energy
  • Group Executive Manager: National Storage


BSc Business Management

Get to know Gemma

My favourite unique travel destination? Cadaques on the Costa Brava in Spain, a whitewashed village with cobalt-blue waters. It holds some special memories. 

What I love most about my city is…? I love how Brisbane has grown and evolved, arriving from the UK in 2003 it is amazing how everything has matured. 

What is the best advice you’ve been given? Wherever you are be present

What would you tell your younger self when finding your first job? First and foremost, follow your passion

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