Executive Search

Executive Search is at the heart of what we do and is an area where our client partners tell us we add substantial value. We have a strong Search Team, made up of specialist search consultants who each have a deep knowledge of their particular candidate markets and are strongly networked.  

All search work is led by one of our Tribal Chiefs, who partner with a search consultant, our Research Team and our Digital Marketer to roll out a comprehensive “leave no stone unturned” search process. Our Research Team use the latest technology to uncover passive candidates and build relationships with returning Kiwis, as well as leadership talent from offshore looking to make NZ home. Our Digital Marketer creates compelling campaigns which roll out through social media to an audience that continues to widen through likes and shares. 

LinkedIn statistics show our content has 10 times the engagement of other agencies and that we're the most followed search agency in New Zealand (under 50 employees). When combined with our extensive networks and our research capability, this gives us a very compelling search value proposition and has led to us being the fastest growing search agency in NZ over the last few years. 

See what our clients have to say in the testimonials below and in our testimonial section, but also take time to read about our engaging content and our research capability. 

Call one of our Chiefs for a chat. 

Types of Roles

  • All Accounting and Finance Leadership roles
  • All Sales and Marketing Leadership roles
  • All Digital and Data Leadership roles
  • All Technology Leadership roles
  • All Customer Service and Call Centre Leadership roles
  • All Operational Leadership roles
  • All Supply Chain, Procurement, and Operations Leadership Roles
  • All People, Culture, and Capability Leadership roles (including Workplace Health and Safety)
  • All Regulatory Leadership roles
  • CEO’s
  • Executive and GM Level roles
  • Divisional Management roles

Relevant Articles

Client Testimonials

Fay Sowerby, Chair Breast Cancer Cure  image

"As Chair of Breast Cancer Cure we wanted and needed a strong shortlist to replace our CEO of a number of years on a timely basis. The Tribe team stood alongside us and worked with us. David paved the way presenting us with an excellent shortlist of candidates, garnered through search, advertising and our own contacts supported by excellent media engagement. Insight and support for our panel’s decision making process were important as were the warm greetings, care and energy from Emma, Jenny, Sandra and David collectively."

Fay Sowerby, Chair Breast Cancer Cure

Watch: Lindsay Cowley – CEO, Online Republic image

Here at Tribe we have a dedicated Knowledge team, to provide a more in-depth search throughout your recruitment process, a key point of difference that stood out to Lindsay Cowley from Online Republic.

Watch: Lindsay Cowley – CEO, Online Republic

Marlene Strawson - General Manager People & Performance, Mercury image

"Why do I chose to partner with Tribe? I have worked with both Emma and James, two of the chiefs, for 10 years plus and appreciate their genuine focus on partnership and understanding of what good talent looks like. Tribe's brand compliments ours and has cut through, attracting a high calibre of people, not to mention their research function which taps into inactive talent in the market. We have used Tribe and their specialist teams across many disciplines, at all levels, and have been impressed with the calibre of people they have in their teams. I continue to value their honest commercial advice and I know that they work in a true partnership model to help us achieve our business goals."

Marlene Strawson - General Manager People & Performance, Mercury

Craig Langley - CEO, Mix Ltd image

"The Tribe team are our recruitment partner of choice because their absolute first priority has always been developing a deep understanding of our business model, our strategy, our values and our team. Jenny, Cam & Chelsi know what makes us tick as well as we do and as a result they consistently put forward the best possible candidates for our business and never simply candidates for the sake of filling a short list.  Strategic thinking, clear communication, cohesive teamwork and great outcomes are the hallmarks of any recruitment process with the Tribe team.  Their passion and commitment for our success makes them feel more like a trusted advisor within our team rather than a business partner and we are absolutely better together working with the team at Tribe."

Craig Langley - CEO, Mix Ltd

Bryan Dobson - Chief Marketing Officer, NZ Post image

"I have been working with Tribe for a number of years. Initially, they helped me to establish a new Sales & Marketing senior leadership team following an organisational restructure.  

Although working at NZ Post may not have immediately been at the top of potential candidates’ wish lists, the team at Tribe were able to articulate the opportunities these roles presented in order to secure a strong pool of candidates. In addition to understanding the specific skills and capabilities required, they were able to recruit to the desired team culture I was seeking to establish.  

The outcome is that we have established an extremely strong and collaborative leadership team with diverse and complementary skillsets. More than two years down the track that team is still together and delivering great results. 

We continue to use Tribe for external recruitment of key sales and marketing personnel."

Bryan Dobson - Chief Marketing Officer, NZ Post

Peter Tinholt - Director, Oriens Capital image

We recently engaged Tribe (Jenny and Cameron) to assist with the recruitment of a CEO for About Health Supplements Ltd. Following a short advertising and search campaign we were presented with three very diverse and highly capable candidates. All fitted the brief.  Working with Cameron who was our main contact, was a great experience. Regular communication and follow-up allowed us to be well informed throughout. I know Tribe is well respected by both client businesses and candidates. Recruitment decisions are some of the most critical and important you face in business. Tribe made the process easy and we trusted their insights along the way. Great follow-up after the candidate was placed was also excellent. 

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jenny, Cameron and the team at Tribe. 

Peter Tinholt - Director, Oriens Capital

John van Rensburg - CEO, Bevie  image

"With regard to our recent CMO appointment, you guys hit it out of the park – so thank you. Cameron is an absolute professional – he understood our needs and took the time to understand our business. The process was great with some really good candidates put forward!

Thanks again to Cam and the team! Great job."

John van Rensburg - CEO, Bevie

Watch: Paul Wilcox – CEO, Auckland Racing Club image

Hiring a new role is no easy feat for a business, having the support and knowledge behind you is exactly what took the pressure off Paul Wilcox when it came time to hire a new CFO. 

Watch: Paul Wilcox – CEO, Auckland Racing Club

Steve Fisher - Chair, Spirit of Adventure  image

"I wish to take this opportunity to advise that the response to our recent announcement of the recruitment of CEO Bruce Pilbrow has been both humbling and outstanding. We enjoyed the journey through the briefing, interviews, and selection with you, the Tribe Group, who second-guessed what our Trust was seeking.

As we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation, you were empathetic in your approach for us. We were only presented with persons of high calibre which made for robust, considered, and easy decision making. You remained in constant touch with us and the communication and time frame culminated in a most successful outcome.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary of operations in delivering life changing voyages to the Youth of the Nation, we are highly motivated to enter our next dynamic phase.

Thank you for the part you have played."

Steve Fisher - Chair, Spirit of Adventure

Wayne Turner – GM Human Resources, Tegel  image

"We have worked with Tribe for a number of years but never for an executive-level role.  We gave them the opportunity and it proved to be a great decision.  Chelsi was fantastic in proactively understanding the requirements of the role and the type of person we were looking for and flexed when we changed the goalposts. Chelsi’s customer service was outstanding as she provided us with everything we needed to as we went through the recruitment process. Tribe worked closely with us the whole way as we identified and recruited our ideal candidate, overall a great result."

Wayne Turner – GM Human Resources, Tegel

Watch: Alison Barrass - Independent Director (Spark, Tom & Luke, Rockit Apple)  image

Company culture is at the heart of Tribe and it is what stood out to Alison Barrass when working with us. 

Watch: Alison Barrass - Independent Director (Spark, Tom & Luke, Rockit Apple)

How Can We Help

David Hammond image

David Hammond

Head of Tribe Leadership Search

+64 27 444 6368

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James Brooke

Tribal Chief, Co-Founder

+64 275 959 979

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Jenny Jones

Tribal Chief, Co-Founder

+64 275 719 300

Helping to shape your high-performing culture
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Emma Scott

Tribal Chief

+64 21 617 180

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Brad Gatehouse

Head of Finance & Operations

+64 27 611 3638

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Cameron King

Head of Sales & Marketing

+64 22 073 1320

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Sarah White

Head of Digital & Data

+64 27 505 3472

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Sandy Gibbs

Lead People, Culture & Capability

+64 27 583 7411