Adam Badenoch


Adam Badenoch is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Melbourne office and a member of the Life Sciences and Industrial practices. He has experience consulting to a wide variety of organizations at senior levels. With responsibility for formulating and presenting company-wide strategy and business planning initiatives, Adam has helped businesses to identify and develop new markets, partners, clients and entry strategies.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Adam held a number of diverse roles including heading up strategy for Baulderstone (a subsidiary of the Lend Lease Group). Adam has also held senior roles across a variety of industries and government organizations, holding the position of chief of staff to the Minister of Energy, Minister for Natural Resources, the Minister for Primary Industries and the Minister for State Development.

He brings with him an understanding of complex commercial, political and regulatory environments that span through most aspects of the Life Sciences Practice, as well as strong experience in media, community consultation and stakeholder engagement. He has worked extensively with clients navigating regulatory processes and engaging with governments and bureaucracies.

He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.


University of Melbourne, Honours Arts/Law Degree, with a double major in French and German.