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.

  • Mike Stenhouse of Sheffield devoted considerable time and energy in discussion and enquiry, understanding the business and its growth and importantly interpreting the “glue” which has essentially kept the board and management close during the good times and bad.
    I have come out of this process confident of the appointment process and choice made, and grateful for the energy and guidance of Sheffield.

    Craig Boyce, Chair, TransDiesel - Christchurch

  • The particular points of difference in working with Sheffield were their ability to quickly and accurately identify our needs, their general responsiveness and excellent in-house team who could provide specific insight and skills. Their sensitivity at a difficult time for the school, and addressing this head-on in terms of branding and appropriate messaging in all outward-facing material and response to candidate queries was outstanding.
    I would recommend Sheffield without question in supporting schools in the recruitment of senior roles.

    Johanna Clark, Human Resources Manager, Dilworth Trust Board - Auckland

  • Louise was very responsive and read the nuances of the role extremely well, providing a timely, quality service.
    We couldn’t fault the process and would highly recommend Sheffield to other organisations.

    Lesley Fleming, Acting GM People and Safety, Lyttelton Port Company - Christchurch

  • We chose to partner with Sheffield on the appointment of our new Principal as they are a well-established consultancy with a great reputation and deep knowledge and experience within the education sector.

    We would wholeheartedly endorse Sheffield as our preferred agency and could not fault them during this process.

    Simon Green, Chair, Rangiora High School - Christchurch

  • It was great to work with Mike again on a critical role for the MTF business. With the required preparation, patience and robust process the resulting successful placement has been first class.

    Mark Darrow, Chair, Motor Trade Finance - Christchurch

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