Yvette Cachia


Office Location: Sydney

Phone: +61 2 82052000

Yvette Cachia is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Sydney office. She leads the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice in Australia and is a member of the Legal, Risk, Compliance and Government Affairs and the Human Resources Officers practices.

Yvette has worked extensively as a trusted advisor to corporate boards, CEOs and C-suite executives, including 11 years in a large-ASX-listed Australian healthcare company where she held several executive positions including head of legal, company secretary, and group human resources director. She has experience in board and CEO succession planning and selection, remuneration and benefits planning, corporate governance, employment law advisory, technology implementation, and leadership development.

Prior to her corporate career, Yvette practised as a barrister in commercial and corporate law, and in professional services advisory on corporate governance, IPO listings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Throughout her career, Yvette has been recognised for her experience and skills in advising and planning corporate transitions, particularly founder/family-led, IPO, and culture-shifting contexts, bringing an analytical and creative mind-set to succession-planning, and search and selection at senior executive and board level.


Yvette earned a master of law and a bachelor of education from the University of Sydney, a master of arts in communication from Western Sydney University, and a bachelor of laws, Hons 1, from the University of New England. She earned a graduate diploma in applied corporate governance from the Governance Institute of Australia and is currently completing a master of applied positive psychology degree at the University of Melbourne.