Our Story

Your trusted executive search partner since 2011

Built from shared values and vision

JacksonStone & Partners was established in 2011 by a team of executive search and recruitment specialists, including Lindsay Jackson, Richard Stone, Annabel McCallum, Andrew Watson, and Darryl Templeman. Later, David Hollander joined the Directors, and Darryl Templeman retired. The founding members had previously worked together and shared a similar work style and ethic. From their shared ethos, JacksonStone & Partners was formed with the goal of becoming the leading executive search and recruitment partner that we are today.

Decades of exceptional results

With decades of combined experience, our team has been cultivating our clients’ success by strategically matching people and organisations. We focus on providing a fair, consistent and robust search and recruitment process for our clients and candidates. Find out more about our unique approach.

Our history

From joining New Zealand’s largest recruitment company to today

In 2019, JacksonStone & Partners became part of the Accordant Group, which has grown to become New Zealand’s largest recruitment company and the only staffing provider listed on the NZX.

Since becoming a part of the Accordant Group, Richard Stone, Annabel McCallum and Lindsay Jackson stepped back from the business, with Richard joining the Accordant New Zealand board as a director. David Hollander and Andrew Watson remained active in the business, leading the team and continuing to work closely with clients. Since David moved on in late 2022, Andrew Watson has held the position of Managing Partner, leading the daily operations.

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

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Whether you’re searching for top talent or looking for your next exciting career opportunity, we’ve got the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you achieve your goals.