Executive Search | Board Appointments and  Board Refresh | Executive Leasing and Specialist Search | Endeavour Directors Programme | Not-for-Profit Search

Executive Search

We assist in the appointments of executive leaders who who are expected to have a significant and measurable impact on business performance.

We work very closely with our clients, to search and appoint c-suite roles including: Chief Executive Officer; Chief Financial Officer; Chief Operating Officer; Chief People Officer; Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

We also have recognised expertise in technology leadership, with successful search and appointment of roles including: Chief Product Officer; Chief Technology Officer; Chief Information Officer; and Chief Digital Officer.

“Aspire have helped us with a number of critical executive and governance appointments. The Aspire approach is collaborative and market leading. In a small market like New Zealand it is easy to assume you know all the potential candidates, and Aspire have proven to me this is not the case.”

Board Appointments and Strategic Board Refresh

We offer a highly targeted board search service for the appointment of individual directors to a range of boards. Where boards are seeking more than one new director, and a strategic refresh of members is required, we provide a comprehensive service including:

  • Application of Aspire Leadership Framework;
  • Tailored Competency Matrix;
  • Board Alignment Workshop;
  • Full Search and Assessment Process; and
  • Facilitated candidate – client interviews

“Aspire Executive Search are my go-to firm for senior executive talent and board directors. The highly professional approach they follow and personal style allowed our organisation to attract world-class talent.”

Executive Leasing and Specialist Search

Our clients sometimes need an interim solution as they review their organisational strategy and leadership needs; or to cover a gap while they undertake a full search process for a permanent position. In these situations, we provide an executive leasing service which ensures our clients’ leadership capacity is stable during times of change.

We also undertake specialist search for hard to find, or specifically technical roles.

“Aspire Executive Search took the time to genuinely understand who we are as an organisation, where we are heading and what kind of individual would be our successful candidate.”

Endeavour Directors Programme

We believe diverse boards are more commercially progressive and ultimately better for business. As part of our strategic intent to increase female representation on New Zealand boards, we offer an exhaustive search and appointment process to match women who are new to governance, with boards who are taking a leadership position on diversity.

Read more about our commitment to gender diversity and our diversity statistics

The Endeavour Director Programme aims to enhance New Zealand’s business performance by helping to grow the next generation of female directors. Our Endeavour Directors are exceptional, proven executives with specific functional or broad commercial expertise. These directors are expected to deliver additive value to the board.

The Endeavour Directors will bring most value to boards who recognise the commercial advantage of having a diverse board; who value the diversity of thought; who want to make a tangible change to gender imbalance on boards; and who want to be recognised as a genuine leader in the diversity discussion.

“They played a pivotal role in facilitating the process for everyone involved, including challenging the board in its thinking processes, adding significant value and depth to the decision making.”

Not-for-Profit Search

We’re passionate about making the best use of our expertise and resource for the benefit of all New Zealand. As such, we offer executive search and board appointment services, tailored to the needs of the not-for-profit sector.



“We are absolutely delighted with our new Chief Executive. The level of care, commitment, integrity and professionalism to the recruitment process we experienced, is second to none.”