We help organisations and candidates thrive by pairing the right people with the right roles.

JacksonStone & Partners is one of the most experienced executive search, recruitment and contracting agencies in New Zealand. Our integrated team cover all disciplines up to chief executive and board appointments across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Drawing on collective experience, and on a comprehensive picture of the market and today’s candidates, our team of over 20 senior consultants marry the best people with the top roles. Our already broad reach is extended further by our membership of CFR Global. All our work is driven by genuine caring and passion for our clients’ and candidate’s needs, leading to many long-term relationships.

We are New Zealand owned and are a member of the Accordant Group of companies. Accordant Group is a NZX listed company.

Accordant Group

Strategic matching of people and organisations.

We deliver:

  • High-calibre candidates.
  • Inspiring careers and inspiring roles.
  • People matched to the right cultures.
  • Reduced risk when hiring and applying.
  • Transformational leaders with longer tenure.


‘[JacksonStone & Partners] have always been very professional and a delight to deal with. They are very thorough and efficient, and have a far reach of the market, which helps to get a very selective group of applicants. The other point I would like to raise – maybe the most important – has been their ability to assess the candidates and give very honest and straight answers to questions that are raised during this process.’

­– New Zealand Mayor.

‘[JacksonStone & Partners] service exceeded our expectations in terms of quality, timeliness and ease of transaction. JacksonStone worked well with me as chief executive and with our internal team to provide a seamless service to candidates, many of whom commented favourably on the process. They have excellent networks and presented a range of employable candidates for consideration.’

– Council Chief Executive.

Areas of Expertise

  • General management
  • Human resources
  • Finance and accounting
  • Marketing and communications
  • Sponsorship and fundraising
  • Policy
  • Academia and knowledge management
  • Māori economy
  • IT leadership
  • Logistics and procurement
  • Property and facilities
  • Commercial
  • Legal
  • Engineering
  • Scientific
  • Health sector
  • Local government
  • Education sector

A hybrid search and recruitment agency

JacksonStone & Partners is uniquely placed in New Zealand with a full suite of executive search, permanent and contract recruitment services. Our comprehensive picture of the market means clients get support from CEO to management to contract resource. Meanwhile, candidates can rely on us to support and advance their careers.

A connected agency with a wider reach

With over 20 senior consultants, we are a connected and collaborative team who use best-practice, innovative search and attraction strategies. We have extensive networks across business, government and not-for-profit sectors, so not only do we bring exciting roles to market, we also source high-calibre professionals.

Deep sector knowledge

Our consultants are sector experts, with most coming from the disciplines they specialise in. This gives us an excellent understanding of the strategic environment and workplace culture of organisations. This means we don’t just fill a position – we find the perfect match of candidate and organisation, leading to greater success for both.

Quality strategic advice

We provide valuable strategic advice to clients and candidates to keep them up to date with the current market and emerging trends. We are fully invested in your success, and our approach and passion for the industry is shown in long-standing relationships, with over 85 per cent of our work being repeat business.

We are a proud member of Diversity Works NZ.

Diversity Works NZ

Our values

We give you the advice we would want to hear if we were in your shoes.

We manage the search and recruitment processes with a high degree of empathy and sensitivity.

We truly understand our clients and are fully invested in relationships for the long term.

We set ourselves the highest standards to deliver an exceptional service for both candidates and clients.

Our provenance

JacksonStone & Partners was founded in 2011 by a group of highly experienced executive search and recruitment specialists, that had worked together at various times and recognised a similar work style and ethic. Today, the founding directors are working consultants and part of an integrated team of 30 dedicated professionals with significant experience in all disciplines and sectors including public, private and not-for-profit. Meet our consultant team.

In 2019, JacksonStone & Partners became part of the Accordant Group, which is New Zealand’s largest recruitment company and the only one listed on the NZX.


We make the process of hiring – and being hired – personable, professional and rewarding.


Community is important to us and we proudly support a wide range of charity, arts sector and community organisations. This includes Wellington Free Ambulance, IHC, New Zealand Council for Women, the New Zealand Festival, Community Communications Collective, Footnote New Zealand Dance and Ngā Manu Nature Reserve.

Code of Conduct – Business Partners

JacksonStone & Partners is part of the Accordant Group, and as such the following Code of Conduct applies to our Business Partners and Clients.
Download our Code of Conduct


To speak with one of our team, please call +64 4 550 8000 or email us on contactus@jacksonstone.co.nz