John Zahra, Principal

John specialises in managing and delivering Executive Search services across social infrastructure related sectors with a primary focus on power, water, transport and civil construction. His 16 year career in the recruitment field has provided him with the opportunity to work with the spectrum of organisations operating in these sectors including asset owners, engineering service providers, consulting firms and government bodies.


Having completed a degree in Civil Engineering, John commenced his professional life working in the design and construction of public infrastructure, balancing technical, commercial and community factors. Subsequently he sought exposure to the private sector by securing an engineering sales role with a major construction products company. This provided John with experience in managing relationships and negotiating supplier agreements with leading engineering design houses and construction firms involved in major transport and water projects.


Successful assignments completed by John span Executive, General Management and Board positions using a range of sourcing strategies including local and international search.

First Job

Civil Engineer, Broadmeadows Council