The Sheffield Legacy

Established in 1961, Sheffield is a trusted adviser to a diverse range of New Zealand’s private and public companies, local government entities, public sector organisations and the not for profit sector.

We combine our consultants' experience and expert judgment with proven methods to ensure you get the best talent and the best out of your talent. 

Having placed many of New Zealand’s top executives for six decades, Sheffield is a market leader, connecting leadership talent with a diverse range of organisations. With Consultants in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, we offer a seamless national service to clients and candidates.

Our commitment is to inclusivity and diversity. We deliver a first-class service to clients and candidates that demonstrates this and ensures long-lasting business partnerships.

With our integrated leadership development and executive search and selection offerings, we are uniquely positioned to work with your business to attract, retain and develop exceptional leadership talent.

Local Knowledge with a Global Reach

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Featured Staff
Julie Black
Practice Lead – Assessments, South Island
Ian Taylor
Managing Director, North Island
Kate Kennedy
Consultant
Tash Wilson
Senior Research Consultant
Philippa Geere-Watson
Senior Consultant

Sheffield is proud to support our community

We offer sponsorships and pro-bono contributions to New Zealand enterprises that are making a positive impact.

Sheffield proved to be a great choice for our CEO recruitment. Council felt well supported in attracting high calibre applicants and progressing our preferred candidate through to completing the formal appointment. I felt Louise really understood our person requirements and the unique challenges of recruitment into a small rural council. I think this attention to detail coupled with great recruitment research and insight really built my confidence in the process.

Jamie Cleine, Mayor, Buller District Council

We felt a position at this level required expertise and skills and Sheffield could deliver on this. The process was well structured and Sheffield saved us alot of time through running the process instead of us. For a potentially difficult to fill role, we were very happy with the outcome and Will is exceptional.

Kent Krammer, General Manager NZ, Novus Glass

It’s been a pleasure to partner with Sheffield over the years as we’ve collaborated to build new leadership development programmes and a pipeline of confident, capable leaders able to deliver on our organisational strategy and values. The team has a warm, collegial style and an ability to quickly get to the heart of our needs and tailor their approach accordingly.

Theren Naidoo, Talent and Learning Partner, Livestock Improvement Corporation

We have always been happy with our past experiences with Sheffield, I have always trusted them and the process was done really well. I would and have already, recommend Sheffield to others and would use them again if I needed to.

Bryan Cadogan, Mayor, Clutha District Council

After going to market we chose Sheffield to lead the appointment process for our Chief Executive Officer as we felt comfortable with Louise. The whole process was seamless with a strong pool of candidates and great communication from the team at Sheffield.

Nigel Bowen, Mayor, Timaru District Council

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