About Us

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.

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Our People
Partners

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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

Partner

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.

Consultants

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.

Principal Consultant

Erwin joined Kerridge & Partners as a Principal Consultant in 2017 with 25+ years of experience in Business, Management and Consulting.

He brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in senior management roles in Retail,… read more

Principal Consultant

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

Head of Research & Associate Consultant

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

Consultant

Penny joined Kerridge and Partners in 2010 and has 18 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit, technology, financial services and consulting sectors. Having worked in executive leadership for over 10 years of her career, Penny brings a… read more

Associate Consultant
Associate Consultant

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

Associate Consultant

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

Associate Consultant

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

Associate Consultant

Ivana initially joined the team as a data entry assistant during her university study. She quickly demonstrated her capabilities in manaing professional processes.

Please feel free to contact any of our team members via +64 9 969 9900 to discuss your and/or your organisation’s needs.

External Associates

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.

 

Administration

General Manager, Business Support

Gemma is 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 partners as Secretary of our Board.

Highly organised and efficient, Gemma brings a… read more

Executive Assistant

Bhawisha (aka ‘B’) is the executive assistant to our partner Peter Kerridge.

Executive Assistant

Amber is the executive assistant to our partners, Nick Edlin and Oliver Hawkley.

Executive Assistant

Jenna is the executive assistant to our partner Vikki Maclean.

Team Coordinator

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

Team Coordinator

Vanessa joined Kerridge and Partners in early 2015, primarily to support our General Manager.

Receptionist and Events Administrator

Sasha is the friendly professional face of Kerridge & Partners and the first person you will meet at the door.… read more

IT Manager

Paul joined us to lead the transformation of our IT and database systems but has also proved to be an invaluable support across several areas of our business. He works with our Executive Search, Human Capital Consulting and Board Practice teams… read more

Administrative Assistant

Olivia joined Kerridge & Partners in June 2017 as a Data Entry Analyst / Administrative Assistant.

Alongside working at Kerridge & Partners, she is also studying at the University of Auckland pursuing a Law and Arts conjoint.

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Harry joined Kerridge & Partners in 2017 as a Data Entry Analyst / IT Assistant. Harry is an Undergraduate at AUT studying a Bachelors of Computer and Information Science with a major in Software Development. Harry helps develop software and… 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.

Giving Back to Our Community

At Kerridge & Partners we believe that a core responsibility of business is to support the community within which we live.

Over the course of our history, we have provided a range of pro bono support to a variety of local not-for-profit organisations, through monetary donations, support and the provision of additional resources where we can.

Graeme Dingle Foundation

In 2014 Kerridge & Partners selected the Graeme Dingle Foundation as a major partner. Not to negate the extraordinary work done by a vast array of excellent not-for-profit organisations here in New Zealand.  Our selection was based on our aligned passion to make a difference and the ability to use our unique skill set to assist the organisation.  It was most important that we connected with an organisation that would give expression to each and every person and the teams' abilities as we mobilise behind the cause.  

One particular resonance with the Graeme Dingle Foundation that we felt as a team is the independent research (read the report here) which demonstrates that for every one dollar invested in its programs, New Zealand benefits to the tune of over seven dollars. To date we have supported the organisation with the formation of its Board of Trustees, participated in mentoring and most recently led a career navigator program for a group of students from Auckland Girls Grammar School.

Whilst the Graeme Dingle Foundation has become our main partner, we are also very proud to be supporting the efforts of:

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Get in Touch

[email protected]

+64 9 969 9900

Level 16, 191 Queen Street

PO Box 106 517, Auckland

New Zealand

Parking Details

Auckland CBD offers many options for parking. We have highlighted three options below.

Wilson City Centre Car Park
82-84 Albert Street
(Entry on Durham Lane)

Wilson Finance Centre Car Park
Lower Albert Street
(Entry on Lower Albert Street)

Victoria Street Car Park
Corner Victoria Street East and High Street
(Entry on Victoria Street East)