Leon is the Partner Consultant at the Cornerstone Melbourne office, focusing on executive search/talent acquisition services across Melbourne and Adelaide. 

Before joining Cornerstone, Leon worked at large corporate institutions in the forest, media, defense, higher education, and healthcare sectors in Australia and South Africa. Leon’s expertise encompasses high-level stakeholder engagement and human capital management, strategic policy development/communication, corporate marketing, and media management across print, broadcast, and digital channels. 

Leon is a qualified futurist, political scientist, and journalist in various senior communications, advocacy, and business management roles, including those responsible for engaging with the Australian State and Federal Government on behalf of peak industry associations.

Leon’s Academic credentials include:

  • Master of Philosophy Futures Studies, University of Stellenbosch Business School with a focus on Strategic Foresight, Systems Thinking, Scenario Development, and Business Forecasting.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Politics, University of Pretoria
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Politics, University of South Africa
  • National Diploma Journalism, Tshwane University of Technology

Recent Board positions

  • Primary Producers South Australia  
  • Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub 


A keen technical and recreational scuba diver, Leon is a member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and the Cave Divers Association of Australia, where he has previously served on the Board of Directors.

Contact Leon at leon-rademeyer@cornerstone-group.com