Commitment to Gender Diversity

We know that creating a diverse team is a savvy commercial thing to do. Diversity increases a company’s market share and makes employees happier. We also believe it’s just the right thing to do.

We recognise the critical role we play in securing more women in New Zealand’s top jobs, so we’re committed to gender equity at every phase in our process. Here’s how we’re currently shaping up:


MEN 61% – WOMEN 39%


MEN 55% – WOMEN 45%


MEN 50% – WOMEN 50%

Our NPS and Levels of Service

We measure our success by the strength of our reputation. We’re proud that our clients recommend us to others, as demonstrated by our NPS score of 92. We survey our clients after each engagement and ask them to rate our levels of service so that we can keep evolving and improving.

 Current Client Ratings

Our understanding of your needs  (4.7 out of 5)
Our levels of responsiveness and verbal communication  (4.9 out of 5)
The robustness of our process  (4.7 out of 5)
The quality of written communications  (4.8 out of 5)
The quality of candidates presented  (4.6 out of 5)
The ultimate outcome  (4.8 out of 5)

Client Testimonials

“Scott and his team at Aspire have helped us with a number of critical executive and governance appointments.

The Aspire approach is collaborative and market leading in how they find potential candidates and then work through the selection and appointment process.

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. 

Recruitment is a key brand touchpoint for any organisation, and based on candidate feedback, Scott and his team represented our brand exceptionally well.

I would highly recommend Aspire as a recruitment partner.”

Chris Lamers, CEO, FlexiGroup New Zealand

“We used Aspire Executive Search to source our CFO. Aspire pitched against two other executive search companies and were the standout. We were looking for a partner that would search widely to deliver us a diverse range of good quality candidates and ensure an excellent candidate experience throughout the process.

Aspire provided a well thought out longlist which we were able to narrow to a shortlist that we were very happy with. Interviews proved challenging in that the candidates were of high quality and brought different strengths to the table.   

Aspire were a true partner and not just a supplier throughout the process. Their candidate management was excellent and went beyond candidate selection, as they have an excellent post recruitment coaching process for the selected candidate.

One year on and our CFO fits in well with the team and is delivering strongly in a very complex environment. We have no hesitation in recommending Aspire Executive Search.”

Wendy Hammonds, General Manager People, Foodstuffs North Island