Ko Wai Mātou

We find the leaders organisations need to advance their kaupapa

Our clients tell us where they want to head, and we help them assess who they need to help them on the journey. During our recruitment process we incorporate tikanga, and our purpose is to ensure alignment with te ao Māori. Together, we navigate the complexity and potential of the sector to get the best people for the role. Specifically for Māori organisations, this involves the need to manage multimillion-dollar asset bases, and guiding visions for a long and sustainable future socially, environmentally and fiscally. Furthermore, for all Māori and state-funded organisations there is a concern for hauora, mātauranga, and tikanga dimensions.

It’s important to me that when clients are carrying out our recruitment process for Māori that the process is inclusive, our people are supported and manaakitanga is shown.

Rachelle Russell, General Manager Māori

Our Values

We approach every assignment differently but have the same overall principles that guide how we work with both organisations and candidates.

Building Relationships

No matter how our approach is tailored to meet the needs of our clients, fostering whanaungatanga always remains a central focus, promoting the connections and relationships essential for a successful match for both clients and candidates.

Cultural Inclusivity

We offer sessions of whakawhanaungatanga with candidates to truly understand their cultural perspectives, values, and the journey they have been on to get to where they are. We share our connections, our passion, and our aspirations to work in a space for the betterment of Aotearoa.

Extending Hospitality & Care

We emphasise the value of manaakitanga by creating a welcoming and nurturing environment, especially throughout our interview process, ensuring our candidates feel supported, valued, and cared for.

Trust & Integrity

Our recruitment process is carried out with the upmost trust and respect. We are completely transparent in our approach with both our clients and candidates, ensuring they understand both our role and theirs.

Working with Clients

Our executive search methodology is a rigorous and in-depth process tailored to you, and based on developing an understanding of your organisation, the sector and context in which you operate, and the unique dynamics of your team.
This gives us a very clear picture of the person you need (experience, qualifications, skill set, and style) and enables us to find, assess and propose the candidates who will help your organisation thrive.

Working with Candidates

In alignment with our values, we offer an exceptional candidate experience. We provide you with support, resources, information, and timely communication throughout the recruitment process, ensuring you feel respected and cared for. Whether it’s incorporating aspects like hui with key stakeholders, or the chance for you to share your whakapapa, we give you the best possible opportunity to shine.

Our Designs

We believe it’s important that our brand reflects us as an organisation; our values, our purpose, and our people. We partnered with a talented Māori designer to incorporate elements into our brand look and feel that reflect our commitment to upholding the principles of te ao Māori.


The Tūhono represents connection and the bringing together of people. It’s a symbol of balanced and harmonious relationships that together create strength and unity.


The Taukaea design represents many different strands, bound together, like the Tūhono, creating strength and unity.

Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi E mārama ana a JacksonStone & Partners, e hāpai ana hoki i ngā mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi; arā, te mahi hei hoa kōtui, te whai wāhanga, me te tiaki. Kua āwhinatia e mātou te tini o ngā whakahaere ki te tohu kaihautū mātāmua ka noho hei kaitohutohu mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi, hei whakaū hoki i te ū ki aua mātāpono. E wātea ana tētahi rārangi o ēnei whakahaere, kamupene pupuru rawa hoki ki a koe, ina hiahia koe.He pakari tonu ō mātou hononga ki ngā rāngai Māori, Moana-nui-aKiwa hoki, otirā, ko Rachelle Russell te matakahi mō ēnei mahi. E aronui ana a Rachelle ki te whakatupuranga mahi Māori, ā, he maha ōna hononga puta noa i te ao Māori, tae atu ki ngā whakahaere e anga matarua ana ki te Karauna me ngā iwi o te motu.

JacksonStone & Partners understands and follows the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; those being partnership, participation, and protection. We have assisted many organisations to appoint senior leaders (Toihautū, Tumu Whakarae, Pou Whakahaere) who act as Te Tiriti o Waitangi advisers and ensure organisations uphold these principles. We have achieved this track record through working with our strong networks in the Māori and Pacific Island sectors.


Looking to Hire?

Whether you’re still scoping role requirements or you’re ready to talk details, our experienced consultants are here to help, no matter what stage of the process you’re at.


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Browse our select range of unique opportunities and apply online. If you can’t find a role that suits, register with us and we’ll be in touch to discuss your career aspirations.