People, Culture & Capability (all things HR)


We are people and culture specialists and recruit the full sphere of people, culture and capability roles, including workplace health and safety. Our lead consultant, Sandy Gibbs, has over 20 years recruitment and search experience in New Zealand and Australia. With Sandy's own experience in general management, you get a highly pragmatic, add value and consultative approach 

At Tribe, we build genuine partnerships and share our knowledge and insights to benefit your organisation. We leverage our extensive networks and connect like-minded people to enable them to thrive. With the backing of our Research and Knowledge Teamour Digital Marketer and the latest tools and technology, our breadth goes far beyond simply filling roles.   

We provide temp, contract and permanent people and culture recruitment and executive search across all levels, industries and capability sets - from workplace health & safety to L & D, organisational design, HR business partnering and executive HR role.

We would love to hear your story and help your tribe thrive. 

Types of Roles

  • Head of People & Culture
  • General Manager People
  • HR Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Advisor
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Senior Recruitment Manager
  • Diversity and Inclusion Manager
  • Head of L&D
  • OD Manager
  • HR Change Management
  • Learning and Development Advisor
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Rehab and Case Management
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Governance Manager
  • Compliance and Risk Manager
  • Senior Government Roles
  • Internal Recruiter
  • Employee Relations

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Client Testimonials

"I have worked with a lot of executive search teams both internationally and in NZ, and Tribe stand out. They are redefining what the new breed of executive search is. Their ability to think differently, reach into community groups that others don’t, means that the candidates they find are unique. We worked with them recently on our Global CPO and Global CFO positions, and they did not disappoint. They will push you, challenge you, and are invested in making sure you get the best”.

Clive Ormerod - Chief Executive Officer, Les Mills International

"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

"My initial meeting with Sandy to talk about candidate requirements was very beneficial. Sandy was engaged and informed and seemed to genuinely understand the technical need and was keen to understand more about the culture fit.

Communications regarding candidate interviews were great. We had to shuffle a few times and Sandy was very accommodating and responsive. Covid arrived in the middle of the process which added an interesting dimension but I felt the communication remained transparent throughout. Communication throughout negotiation, contact signing and commencement of employment has also been great."

Sarah Hall - Customer & Compliance Learning Manager, TSB

"I have worked with Sandy Gibbs on several recruitment projects in Australia within the aged care sector. She placed me in my current P&C position here at Goodwin. Sandy is a highly professional and dedicated person who listens to the client’s needs and outcomes. Whist working with Sandy she is able to suggest and guide you around different options and always has the client’s interests at heart.  Aside from recruitment and sourcing, Sandy delivered training workshops to our management team, remodelled and simplified our interviewing templates, and was asked to speak at a Goodwin recruitment forum earlier this year. Sandy partners with her clients and I am still using her for a major aged care recruitment drive even though she is now in New Zealand with Tribe. Three words that describe Sandy are - trustworthy, professional and results-oriented."

Marina Bolton - Executive Manager People and Culture, Goodwin

"Our strategic partnering with Sandy Gibbs, proved a vital component of DHA’s seamless and highly successful transition to the new service delivery model. Sandy Gibbs is a highly professional relationship manager whose dedication, dependable nature and unquestionable integrity ensured she was highly respected and valued by DHA’s Senior Executive management group."

Kevin Southgate - Retired National Manager, Defence Housing Australia

"Sandy is the consummate HR professional. I have worked with Sandy as both a client and a candidate. Sandy builds effective and trusting partnerships and demonstrates sound judgment and decision making. As her client, she has assisted me in recruitment activities as well as providing technical HR advice. As a candidate, Sandy listens, is attentive to individual needs and seeks opportunities to both match your unique skills but also with a eye on future growth opportunities for your career. I commend her to you."


Catharine Armitage - Head of People, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

How Can We Help

Sandy Gibbs

Search Lead - People, Culture & Capability
+64 27 583 7411

Nuala McClinton

People & Culture (Maternity Leave)
+64 27300 0560

Mariana Bould

People, Culture & Capability
+64 22 061 1890

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