Recruiting Senior Managers For the Hospitality Industry Worldwide.

Why E.S.I.? Because the best people are not looking.


Stuart Mullins is Director and owner of Executive Search International Pty Ltd (ESI), established in 1994. With an office located on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. ESI carries out senior hospitality recruitment around the world:From China to Australia, Africa, India, the Pacific, SE Asia,Maldives , Caribbean and more. Stuart has more than 20 years Executive Recruitment expertise working with such companies as: The Peninsula Group, Shangri La ,Centara Hotels and Resorts,One and Only , Accor , Rydges / QT Hotels, Outrigger Resorts, Choice Hotels ,The Fairmont group, Aman Resorts ,IHG, to name a few

With more than 23 years of Executive Recruitment expertise, ESI sources middle and senior managers for hotel and resort companies.

From 1991 to 1994, Stuart was employed as a  senior recruiter for Executive Search International Tokyo (ESI Japan), EST in 1967. Carrying out senior recruitment for international corporate companies such as Unilever, Swire Group, Cargill, Johnson and Johnson, Amway, Coca Cola, DeBeers, L’Oreal, Budweiser, Cargill, to name a few.

He was mentored and worked under Shacho, Kusano San, a successful Japanese self-made multi millionaire businessman who is still in his 80s running ESI Japan today.

Why does Kusano san keep working? Because he loves what he does, if you don’t,you are in the wrong  job .

Stuart is a qualified teacher , completing his teaching qualifications at Nepean College of Advanced Education – now the University of Western Sydney.

Teaching for a year before heading off oversees to backpack around Europe.Working nights as a pot washer at Kings College London and barman in local UK pubs and days as a Sales Executive/Courier with DHL worldwide couriers.

( Your current GM ,Executive Chef ,Director of Sales ,Financial Controller Director of Food and Beverage,Human Resources Manager ,Chief Engineer and  the VP / CEO , ALL started at the bottom. To be a quality manager, quality leader  you need to climb the ladder from the first rung and learn as you go. Keep the good stuff and throw away the “Not good stuff” )


       The only job where you start at the top is digging a hole.

From London Stuart was recruited for a role Scotland where he was employed as an Outward Bound Instructor on the remote, rugged but stunning  North West Island of Raasay, working closely with unemployed teenage groups from Glasgow, Dundee and Stirling.


Nature is a great leveler and sorts us all out very quickly indeed. It created leaders from the most unexpected places. What truly inspired Stuart was experiencing first hand the positive change this experience had on what society termed “troubled teenagers”.Most just needed a purpose, a challenge, true comraderie, and a step outside their comfort zone, something we all need at times.

           There is no education like adversity. Bear Grylls

Stuart followed up this experience in  South Africa to take up a role as a Physical Education Teacher ,Durban South Africa for 2 years .

He got his taste for hospitality by working at Beach Resorts in Natal as Recreation Manager  before moving  to  Club Méditerranée in the South Pacific. Following up with  pre opening-opening of Hayman Island Resort, a LHW in North Queensland ( now a One & Only Resort ), as Recreation, Activities and Groups Manager for Staff, Guests and Corporate Groups.

Overall though, Is Executive Search International the best?

With over 23 years experience recruiting senior managers for the hospitality industry world wide they must be doing something right.

Stuart is also a published Author, Writer and Researcher of the below best selling books.

Searching for the Beaumont Children 2006.

The Satin Man Uncovering the mystery of the Beaumont Children 2013.

Updated release 2016 with further enlightening information added.


Joe Bugner My Story 2013. The man who twice went the distance with Mohammed Ali , The only heavy weight boxer to ever do so 

See Authored Books .


Whatever job you are after or whatever you have your mind set on do not let the naysayers get in your way or cloud your mind. Do what you love and you will never go wrong.

There is only one place success comes before work and that is……

in the dictionary. Everywhere else in life you do not get success

without first working hard.

Gan Ba Te