Joanna O'Callaghan

Senior Associate

Joanna is a Senior Associate with Watson’s Director and Executive Search Practice. She brings over 20 years experience providing board and executive search and talent advisory services to leading organizations across North America. A true generalist, the focus over the course of her career has been on board and C-suite assignments across a wide variety of industries. She has worked in both boutique and large multi-national search firms, and has completed countless searches locally, nationally and globally.

Favorite Saying

"The strength of any organization lies in its people."

Reason for Doing This Work

"It is immensely satisfying to match organizations with the right talent, and similarly, to match talented people with roles that align with their skills and aspirations."

What I've Learned

"At the heart of every thriving organization lies strong governance."

Experience and Credentials

  • Joined Watson in 2023
  • Over the years, Joanna has established a reputation for consistently delivering results on even the most difficult, diverse and complex search assignments.
  • Worked for a number of years in investor relations, prior to a career in executive search
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Queen’s University
  • An active member of her community, she has served on various board, advisory councils and committees for local arts, sports and education organizations, including as a Board Director and Secretary for the North Shore Celtic Ensemble Board, and volunteering on the Parent Advisory Council Executive for the Cleveland School

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