Director Search

It can be challenging to find a new director with the qualities required to complement your board's unique skillset and succession planning needs. With our experience working with a diverse range of boards, we make the search and appointment process seamless and effective. We identify suitable candidates and act as an expert partner in guiding your final decision.

Board Reviews

We help you achieve an understanding of how your board and directors are performing individually and as a team, using customised surveys or interview methodologies, to help identify team dynamics and board development needs. These reviews also support board succession planning.

CEO Reviews

Boards are increasingly confronted with the challenge of reviewing the performance of their CEO in a fair and objective manner. We have proven and robust methods to partner with boards on CEO performance reviews, providing 360°evaluation (with feedback from board members, staff and other stakeholders). In addition, we can craft performance-based measures that are objective and aligned to organisational strategy. Finally, we can work with your CEO to create a targeted development plan.

  • ‘I would highly recommend Sheffield as an executive recruitment agency. I have engaged with Sheffield and in particular Nicholas Buck as both a candidate and client. I have always been impressed with the high degree of professionalism, diligence and attention to detail.
    The Sheffield team have always been a pleasure to work with.’

    Tom Williams, Chief Infrastructure Officer, Wellington City Council - Wellington

  • Sheffield’s support was invaluable in helping us replace our CEO who retired after 15 years. We could not have managed the process without them - their advertising and recruitment strategy exceeded expectations.
    Katy’s expertise and knowledge of the short-listed candidates greatly assisted our recruitment panel during the interview process. If you are looking for executive level appointments I highly recommend Sheffield and Katy in particular.

    John Gommans, Acting Chief Medical and Dental Officer, Hawkes Bay DHB

  • 2020 is a year that will be remembered by most people as the year of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Ian Taylor and the Sheffield Search team stood out in the selection process as having the experience, knowledge of the market, capability and fit that we were looking for. They set out a clear plan and critical path that gave us confidence that we would find the best candidate within the time available, during a time of much uncertainty.

    Throughout the entire recruitment process, Sheffield Search were there with us as real partners. Their long experience in the education market, deep knowledge of the recruitment process and in many cases of the candidates enabled Sheffield Search to provide insightful and highly credible guidance and advice. I am very comfortable in recommending Sheffield Search as an Executive Search partner for any educational body recruiting for leadership positions.

    Phil Newman, Chair, Orewa College - Auckland

  • Sheffield has real strength in the culture transformation and development area, which is why we decided to partner with them on the appointment of this newly established position. The initial briefing was extremely thorough and really set the scene for what proved to be a very smooth process. The candidate briefing document was also excellent and very comprehensive.

    Sheffield provided a superb service – the whole process was flawless – it was easy, on time and excellently executed.

    Kirstie Gardener, GM People and Safety, Lyttelton Port Company - Christchurch

  • The added value to the process was high-level, trustworthy and had integrity - Sheffield gave us the tools to make our decision with confidence. We didn’t experience any gaps in the process, and the only uncertainty we faced was having to conduct part of the process through lockdown. I always felt supported by Sheffield and always knew Mike was at the end of the phone to ask any questions if I needed to.

    Marie Black, Mayor, Hurunui District Council - South Island

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