Larry Small

Associate Director

Larry joined the Sheffield team in 2019 as an Associate Director, having built a considerable career in the human resources and recruitment sector.

Areas of Service

  • Executive Search
  • Executive Selection
  • Executive Contracting

Business Experience

Larry has had an extensive career working as an executive level recruitment consultant. In 1985 he co-founded and ran Executive Appointments Limited (EAL), a boutique firm with offices in Auckland and Wellington, specialising in senior and upper middle management appointments. As well as being recognised for his search and selection consulting services in the commercial and State sectors, Larry has also acquired considerable experience working in the areas of career transition counselling, psychometric testing and HR advice. 

Larry is the former Chair of the Nova Youth Orchestra. He has also served some five years on the Board of Variety - The Children’s Charity. 

Now working from the Auckland office of Sheffield, Larry continues to work in the executive search and selection area, as an Associate Director.


Professional Qualifications/Memberships

Master of Arts, Philosophy – University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Philosophy – University of Auckland

Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations

Diploma in Secondary Teaching – Auckland Teachers’ Training College

Trained in the application of Psychometric Assessment Products –University of Auckland

Served 5 years as a Board Member of Variety The Children’s Charity

New Zealand Institute of Management Consultants – Fully Certified Member (CMC)



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