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Lindsay has had over 25 years’ experience in the search and recruitment industry, with both a leadership and consulting focus.
Lindsay is one of the founding Directors of JacksonStone & Partners and is known for the recruitment of general management and CEO positions across the public, private and NGO sectors as well as governance positions.
She is also respected for her project management of staff transfer processes, multiple recruitment projects and the establishment of new organisations, having managed well over 30 such projects.
With experience in managing a large number of change projects, along with countless executive placements, Lindsay is a leader in the industry and is often asked to undertake public speaking engagements on employment trends.
Areas of Specialisation: Chief Executive and general management appointments, and project management of change recruitment projects.
Richard’s extensive networks, professionalism, and unmatched industry experience make him an expert in the field of executive recruitment.
Richard is one of the founding Directors of JacksonStone & Partners and he is respected by peers, clients and candidates for his guidance on strategic appointments and his consultative approach.
During his 30+ years in the search and recruitment industry, Richard has been a founder, shareholder and senior consultant in several leading industry entities. His primary focus has been on the appointment of chief executives and non-executive directors across the public, private and NGO sectors.
Richard’s comprehensive knowledge of the New Zealand business environment and the challenges which it faces, along with his formidable networks, enable him to work closely with clients in meeting their needs.
Richard is Director of Business Central and a Council Member of Business New Zealand. He is a former President of the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, a former Director of Grow Wellington and Workbridge, and a former Chair of UNICEF.
Areas of specialisation: Chief Executive, senior management & board appointments.
David specialises in the executive search and recruitment of chief executive officers, general managers, directors and human resources professionals.
David is one of the founding Directors of JacksonStone & Partners and during his 20 years in the industry his extensive knowledge, experience and networks have seen him undertake assignments across all sectors and disciplines, working with both professional contractors and permanent candidates.
David’s versatility is a result of his ability to engage with, and understand the needs of, his clients and candidates. With a strong interest in the social and community sectors, David has also held various positions outside of the recruitment industry. These include an employment liaison and management role with a high-profile organisation in the not-for-profit sector, as well as 13 years as a sworn officer for New Zealand Police.
In addition to his work with JacksonStone & Partners, David is the Regional Director Asia-Pacific for the CFR Global Search alliance, of which JacksonStone is a member.
Areas of specialisation: Chief Executive, general management and human resource roles in the public, private and NGO sectors.
After 17 years as a senior communications practitioner and manager, Annabel joined the search and recruitment industry in 2005 and has since established herself as an industry specialist.
Annabel is one of the founding Directors of JacksonStone & Partners and she is recognised for understanding exactly what her clients need and then being able to deliver a solution.
Coming from a successful career in senior communications roles spanning the private and public sectors, Annabel has built a strong following of clients and candidates. Together with Heather Church she is recognised as a member of New Zealand’s leading executive search and recruitment team for communications professionals in the private, public and NGO sectors. Throughout her career, Annabel has worked closely with senior marketing professionals so she has a strong working knowledge across the range of marketing-related disciplines. She also appoints general management roles, up to chief executive level.
Annabel is known for her excellent judgement, her people skills, and a tenacity that ensures challenging search and recruitment assignments have positive outcomes.
Areas of specialisation: NGO chief executives, general management, communications and fundraising.
Andrew leads our professional contracting team, working across a broad range of sectors, disciplines and projects.
Andrew is one of the founding Directors of JacksonStone & Partners and his friendly style, partnered with a determined and conscientious attitude, has been his key to success over his 17 years in the search and recruitment industry.
Andrew began his career working in internal audit, marketing and project management. Now an expert in the provision of professional contracting resources, he has placed candidates into a broad spectrum of roles including finance, human resources, communications, legal, marketing and policy, from entry-level to senior management.
In addition to working on business-as-usual assignments, Andrew has supported public sector initiatives such as the set-up of new regulatory entities, business transformation projects and large capital infrastructural investment programmes. These projects have included the provision of senior programme and project managers and their associated support functions, such as business analysts at all levels, along with high-calibre programme and project administrators.
Areas of specialisation: Professional contracting – all corporate disciplines including programme, project and change roles.
Since joining the executive recruitment industry in 1997, Basil has specialised in the delivery of a wide variety of professional contracting solutions to his clients.
His relaxed and consultative style enables him to understand and deliver on his clients’ requirements as well as assist candidates in making sound career choices.
Basil has experience in recruiting across a range of positions, including programme and project management professionals, business & process analysts, change/transition management experts, communications professionals and HR/ OD professionals. Basil began his career as a professional recruitment consultant in Australia with one of the world’s largest recruitment firms. Since returning to New Zealand in 1999 he has worked with clients and candidates in the private, public and NGO sectors, building extensive networks over this time. Basil’s relationships with candidates and client organisations have been enhanced by a shared appreciation of the importance of honesty, trust and confidentiality.
Areas of specialisation: Professional Contracting – all corporate disciplines including policy, communications, and programme, project and change roles.
Brent Robinson is a recent addition to the JacksonStone & Partners professional contracting team.
Following a long career in telecommunications and information technology, Brent joined JacksonStone & Partners in early 2017. Utilising our best practice methodology, Brent works on a variety of corporate contracting assignments across the public and private sectors, sourcing the best candidates available.
With experience working with a variety of organisations, Brent is known for his capacity to understand client requirements and his strong solutions focus. With his IT experience, Brent has a firm grasp on contemporary enterprise technology and the pace of change facing organisations.
Working in smaller consultancies as well as major corporates like Microsoft, Brent has a comprehensive understanding of how modern organisations function.
Following over 15 years as a communications practitioner, Heather brought her considerable skills and networks to JacksonStone in 2014.
Coming from a successful career in senior communications roles in the private and public sectors, Heather has established a strong reputation through the work she has began in her own consultancy. She entered the communications industry after a career in journalism as a Radio New Zealand reporter, producer of Kim Hill’s Nine to Noon programme, and researcher for Television New Zealand.
Heather joins Annabel McCallum, who together are recognised as New Zealand’s leading executive search and recruitment team for communications professionals in the private, public and NGO sectors.
Heather has a focus on communications roles up to general management level.
Areas of specialisation: Communications, management and fundraising.
John has extensive experience in executive search and recruitment, both in New Zealand and Australia.
His focus is on senior leadership assignments, with significant knowledge of the financial services industry, and the private sector more broadly. John’s expertise has been honed as a Director of recruitment firms in Australia, working across Asia-Pacific.
Commencing his search and recruitment career with ANZ Bank 12 years ago, John led national recruitment across a number of its key business groups. Working as an internal recruiter gave him a nuanced understanding of the challenges for hiring managers and human resources in contemporary business.
Following ANZ, John moved into the private sector as an Associate Director for an Australasian search firm focused on the banking and financial services sector. He then took a leadership position with another search firm delivering search and strategic consulting services for financial services firms across Asia-Pacific.
John is known for his client-centric approach, consistent delivery and proactive relationships.
Areas of specialisation: Executive search, financial services, commercial markets, operations management (including procurement, logistics, facilities, property, marketing & sales)
Kieran brings energy and drive to our fast-paced accounting and finance team.
With a developed understanding of the accounting and finance market in Wellington, Kieran works with clients across the public, private and not-for-profit sector.
Kieran commenced his recruitment career in the highly commercial London market. Since arriving in New Zealand a number of years ago, Kieran has developed a deep understanding of the nuances of accounting and finance, and works closely with two colleagues, Nicola Beale and Tracy Szeto in JacksonStone’s finance team.
Kieran’s prior work experience across the public and private sectors enables him to swiftly understand the pressing needs of his clients, and assist them in finding exceptional candidates to join their team. With candidates, Kieran works to ensure their next move provides the challenge and potential they seek.
Kieran works on assignments across the spectrum of career positions from qualified accountants and analysts, through to Chief Financial Officers.
Areas of specialisation: Accounting and finance
Liz’s affinity with people means she is quick to understand the needs of her clients and candidates.
Her approachable style combined with extensive knowledge of, and experience working in, the human resources sector, make Liz a sought-after consultant for clients and candidates.
It was a natural transition for Liz in 2007 when she stepped out of a 12 year career in HR management and into the search and recruitment industry. Since then, Liz has specialised in the appointment of senior human resources staff, guiding her clients through the search and selection process.
Liz remains strongly engaged with the human resources sector and is a member of HRINZ. Her insights into the range of contemporary HR functions is valued greatly by her clients and she can be relied on for sound, informed advice.
Areas of specialisation: Human resources, learning and development, organisational development, policy and management.
Mary has placed professional contractors across a wide range of disciplines including communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing, public policy, project management, change management, planning and human resources.
Mary’s clients span the public, private and NGO sectors. After a career in sales and marketing, Mary joined the recruitment industry 20 years ago. Starting out in the provision of support recruitment for a multi-national recruitment organisation, she went on to establish the organisation’s executive recruitment practice. During a period away from the industry, Mary held various roles including a position on the HR management team for one of New Zealand’s largest employers.
Since re-joining the industry in 2004, Mary has dedicated herself to working in partnership with clients and candidates to source the right talent for project and contracting assignments.
Areas of specialisation: Professional Contracting – all corporate disciplines including communications, marketing, stakeholder engagement, and programme, projects and change roles.
Nicola has 18 years’ experience in the search recruitment industry, working in consulting or business development roles in generalist and specialist finance consultancies.
Over the last eight years, Nicola has focused her work with her clients on senior finance staff who will provide strong financial leadership for their organisations. Along with Tracy Szeto and Kieran Crickmar, our finance team is exceptionally well-networked and informed on the current market environment.
Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Nicola had a successful career in sales and advertising, before going on to establish her own business. People have always been her focus, and Nicola is focused on ensuring she finds the right solution that will lead to on-going, successful outcomes.
Areas of specialisation: Finance & accounting
Based in Auckland, Robyn has over 25 years of experience in search.
Her networks cover the breadth of New Zealand and into the expatriate markets, with particular strength in Auckland and the South Island. Boards and Executive Teams value her legal background, commercial nous and pragmatic approach in finding high calibre talent to join their organisations.
Robyn is praised for her capacity to quickly grasp the salient issues for an organisation and collaborate with clients to search for and attract candidates who meet their brief. Clients and candidates alike value Robyn’s deep market knowledge, commitment to long term relationships and desire to provide thoughtful, professional quality in service and results.
Robyn works across JacksonStone, both leading senior appointments and collaborating effectively with the rest of the team.
Area of specialisation: CEOs, Directors, Board Appointments, General Management.
With a passion for Tupuranga Mahi Māori, Raising Māori Employment, Russell has come to specialise in the recruitment of Māori-focused senior roles.
Russell is involved in numerous Māori trusts at governance level. He is also the pan-tribal representative on the Kapiti Coast District Council’s Corporate Business Committee, a member of the Economic Development Management Group and a member of the Māori Economic Development panel.
In addition to having knowledge of bi-cultural issues, Russell is an MBA graduate with significant expertise in the education sector having practiced as a teacher for a number of years. His affinity for business and ability to comprehend his clients’ needs was gained through a number of general management and commercial roles which he held prior to joining the executive search and recruitment industry 17 years ago.
Russell achieves success for his clients through his broad knowledge and experience, complemented by an operating style based around good relationship management and the delivery of service excellence.
Russell’s whakapapa links are to Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga.
Areas of specialisation: Executive search, chief executive & senior management, senior Māori employment
During Simon’s 17 years’ search and recruitment industry experience, he has consulted both externally to clients as well as internally, within the New Zealand public sector.
This has afforded him a valuable insight into the needs of his clients. He has built a reputation for effective relationship management and an ability to understand requirements and tailor solutions and search strategies to provide best-fit talent.
Simon’s work is focused on senior leadership roles within government, notably those with a significant strategy, policy or legal focus.
Simon draws on a wealth of practical experience to assist and advise clients searching for talent and to help candidates transitioning to new opportunities.
Areas of specialisation: Public sector, local government, strategy, general management and CEO appointments
Simon’s work is orientated toward commercial and leadership roles in the private, public and NGO sectors, with particular expertise in New Zealand’s health sector.
His assignments have been various, and directed to senior leadership roles within complex stakeholder environments. These have included several recent Chief Executive appointments in the health sector.
Simon is highly regarded for his capacity for strategic and client-centric thinking supported by his understanding of commercial imperatives across several sectors. Simon spent many years in senior leadership roles in high-profile commercial organisations, including AMP Capital Investors.
With his experience in governance, senior strategic and operational leadership roles, and business development, Simon is well placed to genuinely appreciate and realise the best for his clients.
Areas of specialisation: Chief Executive, senior management, operational and business services, governance appointments
Tracy has over 20 years’ experience in the accounting and finance sectors in New Zealand and overseas in a number of commercial enterprises, professional Chartered Accounting practices, and her own business.
Tracy has had exposure to a range of finance and accounting operations, as well as to a wide range of industries and sectors. She has strong business acumen and customer focus with a contemporary understanding of financial operations.
Over the past 10 years, Tracy has specialised in the placement of professional contractors in the finance, planning and performance, and accounting fields, across the public, private and NGO sectors.
Tracy’s strengths lie in her strong customer focus and commitment to clients and candidates. Along with Tracy Szeto and Kieran Crickmar, our finance team is exceptionally well-networked and informed on the current market environment.
Areas of specialisation: Professional Contracting – accounting and finance, planning and performance
Amy leads administration for our bustling contracting team, and looks after our advertising presence.
Amy works to make sure our leading contracting team can focus on sourcing excellent people for a wide variety of positions. Detail-oriented and results-driven, Amy makes sure our processes remain robust and professional. She is also a valuable point of contact for our contractors and clients, providing them with exceptional customer service.
Amy also managed the placement of our advertising online and in print media.
Customer Support Executive
As Customer Support Executive, Christine ensures the smooth running of our office.
When you come to us, you can be assured that Christine will have everything running smoothly behind-the-scenes.
Christine is admired throughout the business for her reliability, energy and dedication to client and candidate care. As Customer Support Executive, Christine ensures that the customer support functions operate to a high standard and provide a seamless and professional experience throughout the business.
Danielle leads the administration for our HR/ Policy team.
As well as her work with the HR/ Policy team, Danielle also works closely with our Director David Hollander on managing the administration of State Services Commission appointments. Initially joining JacksonStone as our receptionist, Danielle moved into a back-office role – much to the joy of the team.
As with all support team Danielle is quick to take on projects and manages a number of ad-hoc assignments.
Fergus is our in-house researcher and advisor on candidate sourcing strategies.
Fergus works with consultants and clients on building and executing search strategies for executive appointments, including contacting potential search targets. He also provides advice and support for marketing throughout the business.
In addition Fergus manages the bulk of our IT and marketing supplier relationships, and works directly with the Directors on ad-hoc projects related to the business’ ongoing needs. Fergus also manages the website, and is uneasy about writing his own profile.
Areas of specialisation: Executive search, marketing, IT strategy
Jed leads administration for our busy Commercial team.
Jed manages the administrative needs of our Commercial operations team with efficiency and professionalism both internally and externally. He is thorough, detailed, efficient and committed to client and candidate management. Jed is always across everything that is happening in his team and happy to help wherever possible.
MaryAnn is our Company Accountant, keeping the books in order.
As Company Accountant, MaryAnn manages the financial systems on behalf of JacksonStone & Partners. Her meticulous attention to detail is critical to the business and her professionalism and sharp wit is highly valued by her colleagues.
Tanya is our reporting guru and 2IC to MaryAnn
Tanya works closely with MaryAnn as our Finance Assistant. She provides reporting through to a number of our clients and also works with Fergus in supporting the businesses IT infrastructure, as well as working day to day with our contractors on timesheets.
Working first in our finance and accounting consulting team gave Tanya the bug for numbers, and she now provides valuable assistance to MaryAnn, particularly around helping support our contractors and contracting clients.
Hannah is our fantastic receptionist
Hannah makes sure our front office operates effectively and professionally. Getting all our Consultants to the right place, at the right time, with the right people is no mean feat – and Hannah accomplishes this with aplomb. Beyond her management of the front-office, Hannah is always willing to jump in and assist with whatever is needed, and is deeply valued by her colleagues.