Transforming the Leadership Landscape
Kerridge & Partners is New Zealand’s leading leadership consultancy firm. We specialise in executive search, talent solutions, board solutions and the development of HR leaders. Our broad service offerings are tailor-made to suit your organisation’ s leadership and talent needs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to listen and deliver exceptional results.
Our Vision, Mission & Values
We continue to be driven by our founding mission statement – to transform the leadership landscape of New Zealand. Our vision is, simply put, for a ‘world better led’.
Our reason for being manifests in the values which we practice. The values which we stand by – Grace, Courage, Innovate and Together are much more than just some words on a wall. These words embody how we work and how we treat our clients, our candidates and each other. Ultimately, it is the daily practice of our values that drive Kerridge & Partners’ success.
To learn more about what we stand for and the work that we do in the community, please download our Integrated Report.
Our founding partner, Peter Kerridge, leads senior executive search and Board advisory assignments for clients from around the world. A trained company director who has himself served on the executive team of a listed New Zealand utility company… read more
A native of Scotland, Vikki joined Kerridge & Partners in 2006, and has earned a reputation for successful CEO, C suite and GM appointments, including several specialist and technical roles. She also plays an important role in identifying NXD… read more
Cheewei works with the Kerridge & Partners team developing new insights into leadership from a New Zealand Asian perspective. Cheewei is also an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore… read more
Oliver joined Kerridge & Partners in 2014 and became Partner in 2016. An experienced executive search consultant, Oliver is a leader within the executive search practise. He has a wealth of experience working with boards and senior leadership… read more
Claire Denison leads the Kerridge & Partners Governance Practice, managing board appointments and board advisory assignments for a range of clients. She has worked with an extensive selection of NZ businesses, evaluating the boards of listed… read more
Nick works in our executive search team.
Nick has a BA in English and Politics and LLB(Hons) and has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications. He worked as a lawyer for approximately seven years in different roles in… read more
Please feel free to contact any of our Partners via +64 9 969 9900 to discuss you and/or your organisation’s needs.
By any metric our team are incredibly diverse in their background. Much more than a nice-to-have, our broad perspective is an asset in the consulting process that gives us unrivalled insight into the global nature of our clients’ operations and the breadth of their requirements. Collectively the team has worked on six continents, speaks ten languages and brings expertise across a vast range of sectors. Highly educated and continuously learning, the Kerridge & Partners' team represent many of the world’s top institutions at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education levels.
Erwin joined Kerridge & Partners as a Principal Consultant in 2017 with 25+ years of experience in Business, Management and Consulting.
Claire joined Kerridge and Partners in June 2017 as a Principal Consultant with over 16 years’ experience, mainly in central and local government both in New Zealand and the UK. She has been a Senior Political Advisor to the Minister of Education… read more
Stella provides our executive search team with meticulous research around candidates and the business environment. Not only does she add further depth to our ability to provide reliable advice to clients with market insights and recommendations,… read more
Penny is a long-standing member of our executive search team, supporting our Partners, as well as leading senior level consulting assignments for several years. Her conscientious and warm approach has earned her the trust and respect of our… read more
Seb joins us as a recent graduate from the University of Auckland, holding a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, and receiving Honours in Economics with his studies on human capital augmentation. After gaining experience in operations at… read more
Renisa holds a Master of Arts (First Class) and Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) specialising in Art History and Political Science from the University of Auckland. Her diligent attention to detail, refined research skills and writing… read more
Christine holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Science, specialising in Clinical Pharmacology, from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining Kerridge & Partners, Christine gained valuable private law firm experience in Corporate,… read more
Tim is a recent graduate of the University of Auckland and has returned to Kerridge & Partners following sales work for start-ups in the media and technology sectors. With a background in finance and prior experience as a researcher for the… read more
Ivana initially joined the team as a data entry assistant during her university study. She quickly demonstrated her capabilities in manaing professional processes.
Kerridge & Partners External Associate model is structured to provide executive and team coaching services within the human capital framework of the business. Four coaches contract on behalf of the firm, advising clients throughout the country.
The programme provides mutual benefits to clients and the firm. Chief among these is the breadth of leadership advice that we are able to provide as an integrated, one-party offer. We service organisations with talent acquisition and succession, while advising candidates on their progression through firms and through roles as the converse of this process. In effect, the associate model allows us coverage of clients across the longevity of their needs and of candidates across the development of their careers.
Please feel free to contact any of our Associates via +64 9 969 9900 to discuss you and/or your organisation’s needs.
After years of heading up our finance team, Gemma stepped up to be our General Manager, Business Support, responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of our administration team in support of the business. She also works closely with our… read more
Lola is executive assistant to our partner, Vikki Maclean and provides project administration support to the executive search team on various assignments.
Lola is Hogan accredited and coordinates the psychometric testing activities across… read more
Jasmine is the EA to our Managing Partner Peter Kerridge.
Bhawisha (also known as ‘B’) is executive assistant to our partners, Oliver Hawkley and Nick Edlin. She also provides project administration support to the executive search team on various assignments.
Amelia works primarily with our executive search team, providing and coordinating support as necessary. She has been with us for more than seven years, managing our extensive database of clients, coordinating candidate surveys and carrying out… read more
Michelle provides support to our human capital consulting team as well as our executive researchers.
Michelle’s background in HR is unique to the New Zealand business environment, having spent four years with the HR team at Te… read more
Vanessa joined Kerridge and Partners in early 2015, primarily to provide accounting support to our General Manager.
Vanessa is an AUT graduate majoring in Accounting and Tourism and has worked in these sectors for over twenty years in New… read more
Sasha is the friendly professional face of Kerridge & Partners and the first person you will meet at the door. Her calm and caring manner has put many anxious candidates at ease and she is adept at fixing last minute glitches in the best-laid… read more
Please feel free to contact any of our administration team via +64 9 969 9900 for all matters relating to accounts, schedule management and general information.