About ESI

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

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”.

Remember: The only job where you start at the top is when 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.

Stuart is also a published Author, Writer and Researcher of 3 best selling books.

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