Director & Lead Consultant
Christine Sather has demonstrated strategic business advisory and executive search expertise in all functional aspects of leadership. She founded the international consultancy, The Melbourne Marketing Group, in 1993 to serve clients in business growth. Her experience encompasses brand building, planning, communications, distribution, product, and market and leadership development.
Christine was a search consultant with one of the major global search firms where she established a new practice in the industrial sector. She has advised clients including leading, established multinational and local organisations in the technical, retail and industrial sectors, on turnarounds and start-ups in industries ranging from automotive, aerospace, computer and internet software, insurances, health care, building products, packaging, forestry and financial services.
Christine has demonstrated executive search expertise in all functional aspects of leadership teams in these sectors. She has also worked closely with the government sector in executive search, business development and investment attraction.
Christine served as the City of Melbourne’s business ambassador to the United States and was the BTR Building Product Group’s first Group Manager (SVP) of Global Marketing. Previously, she worked in advertising at Clemenger/BBDO and also Darcy Masius Benton & Bowles, where she won awards for the effectiveness of her client work. Before joining DMB&B, Christine brought a new customer and branding focus to Nissan Australia as a Marketing Manager.
Christine started her career in the United States with Nike, joining first the retail and later the international division with responsibility for marketing management and distribution across Europe, then Canada and throughout Asia Pacific. Having helped Nike ‘start-up’ in Australia, she returned to the USA where she developed and launched new footwear product ranges for the global company.
Christine holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Whitman College in the United States and has completed postgraduate studies at Harvard University. Residing in Melbourne, she is a dual citizen of Australia and the USA and a UEFA qualified, elite soccer coach.