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.

  • Ian, Raewyn and Kelly did a tremendous job helping the Hockey New Zealand Board distill down the key skills we needed in our CEO, and ultimately assisted us with a comprehensive and efficient interview and selection process. We could not have asked for more.

    Mike Bignell, Chair, NZ Hockey - Auckland

  • For someone who has always taken the DIY approach to recruitment, letting go of such an important process wasn’t easy....I would definitely engage them again, and I am! No more DIY for me!!

    Simon Challies, Executive Director, BrainTree Trust - Christchurch

  • We found Sheffield to be outstanding in the calibre of candidates they brought to the table. Consequently we appointed outside the Local Govt sector and went for a private sector appointment. That has proven to be very successful.

    Grant Smith - Mayor, Palmerston North City Council - North Island

  • It is all about the people and Mike (Stenhouse) has built up a high level of trust in his relationship with the MTF Board. He provides a very thorough, credible and professional process which resulted in, in this case, three high calibre and appointable candidates to choose from.

    Mark Darrow, Chairman, Motor Trade Finance Limited - Christchurch

  • Sheffield Search’s service was highly professional, marked by a strong collaborative/partnership approach. Communication throughout the process was regular and full, and gave the board comfort of the progress being made.
    All these elements ensured not only a successful outcome but a series of relationships very well managed.

    Andrew Johnson, Chair, St Paul's Collegiate - North Island

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