About GreyHair Recruitment

GreyHair Alchemy Pty Ltd was formed in February 2002 to provide management and sales expertise to businesses and other organisations on an ad-hoc basis.

Owned and orchestrated by Mal Walker (https://au.linkedin.com/in/malwalker), GreyHair is a source of mature, competent professionals who desire to market their skills on a task-based or project basis. It appeals to both the professional who doesn't want to embrace permanent retirement and the lone consultant who would like to have an additional someone seeking out work opportunities.

How do we do it?

Back in the Noughties, we sought out professional executives in all industries to register as GreyHair Compatriots and provide their details for our ever-growing database. These days, GreyHair acts as a service provider to facilitate introduction of Australasian Interim Executive Association (AIEA) members to employers as and when required. The AIEA members are exactly the profile sought by GreyHair so now we can focus on finding the jobs.

You can get a good understanding of the AIEA goals and structure here.

Here's how we go about meeting your recruitment needs:  

  • The vacancy is brought to GreyHair by the Client 
  • GreyHair assists the client to define the particular requirement
  • The client will prepay a fixed fee for the selection service. This low fee does not vary, irrespective of the duration or level of the assignment.
  • GreyHair identifies the AIEA member with the optimal mix of skills and experience; usually more than one
  • GreyHair ensures the identified members are interested in the assignment, meets the client’s criteria and are available
  • The candidate member provided an updated résumé  and a covering letter addressing the client’s requirements
  • The client selects which of the applicants to interview
  • GreyHair introduces the selected AIEA member(s) to the client
  • The client selects a candidate for the role and negotiates a remuneration package
  • GreyHair closes-off the other candidates

This allows the client, perhaps otherwise hindered by a headcount constraint, to bring in an expert to assist with a particular need and pay only for the work required - no unproductive time, no holiday or sick leave pay, no overheads, no extraneous team members.

You define the Need; we'll match it with the Expertise.

For additional information about the types of compatriots within the database check out our Skills Matrix. You can see our simple fee structure at www.greyhairalchemy.com/fees.

The GreyHair Mission Statement

To create value by bringing together people of eminent experience with organisations in need of that experience.


"GreyHair Alchemy works primarily with the management of forward-thinking organisations who want to take advantage of the talents of industry leaders"