Henny O'Brien |  Associate Partner

Henny is an Associate Partner and works in the CMO and Consumer Practice at Omera Partners. Her expertise spans Marketing, Digital and Media – predominantly at leadership level. She has personally worked in a Marketing function for both blue chip organisations as well as start-ups. Henny has spent the bulk of her career in Executive Search – working for Spencer Stuart, JCA Group and Heidrick & Struggles before joining LinkedIn in an in-house Talent Acquisition role.

At LinkedIn, she had a strong alignment to LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business and she led the Talent Market Strategy team for LinkedIn across the region. She was also a dedicated business partner for all leadership hiring for LinkedIn across the APAC region during a period of hyper-growth. This included hiring for markets like Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, India, China and Australia. Henny was a pioneer for leadership diversity at LinkedIn, as they rolled out new diversity requirements globally. She also helped lead the ‘Women@LinkedIn’ initiative in Australia.

Her 20 years’ experience has seen her hone her consultative, analytical and project management capabilities. She has worked on everything from market mapping exercises, Board and CEO roles, succession planning through to C-suite executive level roles and beyond.

Henny is a huge wellness advocate and as such, she is dedicated to yoga, pilates and getting out in nature with her kids as much as possible. She says she has her grandmother to thank for her love of yoga, as she took her along to church halls for community yoga from the age of 3!

Henny holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing & Organisational Behaviour) from Macquarie University and she has furthered her education via short courses at the University of Sydney and the Sydney Writers’ Centre.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Consumer and Retail
  • Digital and Marketing Officer
  • Customer Officer

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