Senior Executive Contract and Permanent Appointments

Why Choose Us

Reputation & Experience

  • Strong reputation in the market built over more than two decades – we know ‘what good looks like’.
  • Through many years of delivery we have a strong and trusted network
  • Deep experience in sourcing senior executives across many core operational functions
  • Dedication and commitment in delivering the right person, for the right role, at the right time
  • We manage the entire end to end recruitment ourselves, keeping you informed every step of the process
  • We value our clients and candidates highly, representing them to the highest standard

“At the senior level a candidate becomes a client, then a candidate, then a client once more – our business is all about building strong long-lasting relationships”

Executive Level Appointments & Interim Roles
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operation Officer
  • Group Operations Manager
  • National Operations Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Head of Finance
  • Commercial Manager
  • Senior Finance Manager
  • Chief People Officer
  • Head of People Experience
  • HR Business Partner
  • Head of Talent Acquisition
  • Learning & Development Manager
  • General Manager (Operations, HR, Marketing, Talent, Finance)
  • Programme Director / Manager
  • Transformational Change
Recent Appointments
  • National Operations Manager Bulk – Logistics and Specialist Transport
  • General Manager People & Culture – Logistics and Specialist Transport
  • HR People Partner – Global Logistics
  • Health Safety and Wellbeing Manager – Logistics and Specialist Transport
  • General Manager – Marine
  • Accounting Services Manager – Global Freight and Logistics
  • Head of Operations & Experience – Telecommunications
  • People & Culture Lead – Global Automotive Distributor
  • Chief Executive Officer – Healthcare
  • General Manager People & Culture – Construction
  • Head of Talent Acquisition – Energy
  • General Manager Endoscopy – Healthcare
  • Leadership & Talent Development Manager – Grocery
  • General Manager Legal & Governance – Financial Services
  • HR Business Partner – Financial Services
  • Chief Executive Officer – Healthcare
  • Group Manager Organisational Capability – Energy
  • Career and Performance Lead – Crown Entity
  • General Manager APAC – Technology
  • Interim Chief Executive Officer – Legal
  • General Manager – Manufacturer
  • Commercial Manager – Council
  • General Manager Employee Experience – Financial Services
  • Head of People & Culture – Healthcare
  • General Manager Operations – Logistics and Specialist Transport
  • General Manager Queenstown – Healthcare
  • People Experience Manager – Aviation
  • HR Business Partner – Financial Services
  • General Manager Business & Operations – FMCG
  • Chief Financial Officer – Residential Aged Care
  • Senior Finance Manager – Electronics
  • General Manager Marketing – Building Supplies
  • Head of Finance – Council
  • General Manager People & Culture – Manufacturing
  • Senior Journalist – Legal
  • Process Simplification Lead – Agriculture
  • General Manager Technology & Customer Operations – Financial Services
  • Chief Executive Officer – Food and Beverage Services

    Our Executive Recruitment Team

    Carmen Bailey

    Carmen Bailey

    Director and Executive Recruitment

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    Carmen established Emergent in 2002. Leading the way in quality recruitment, Emergent quickly acquired a reputation for quality client and candidate engagements in contracting and permanent roles—for corporate and professional organisations.

    Emergent has come a long way and grown significantly since those early days. A Board and management team oversee the company, yet Carmen loves being actively engaged with clients’ businesses and advising some of New Zealand’s top talent. Carmen’s client and personal relationships include CEOs, Chairs and senior HR Executives across New Zealand’s commercial and NFP sectors.

    Drawing on close to 30 years’ experience, Carmen also coaches and develops our team and actively mentors and provides career advice to New Zealand’s future business.

    Jane Wimsett

    Jane Wimsett

    Executive Recruitment

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    Jane holds a Diploma in Business in Human Resource Management from Auckland University. She started her career working for one of the largest global recruitment companies, specialising in permanent appointments. Recognising her calling early, Jane was ranked number one internationally after just 18 months in the industry.

    Throughout her career she has held management positions at branch level and in sales. Jane’s decision to join Emergent in 2004 was driven by her desire to find a company which reflected her business values. Jane’s client service philosophy revolves around knowing her customers’ businesses intimately and striving for operational excellence with a personal, responsive touch.

    “Emergent is a brand I am proud of. I have colleagues who I really trust and can depend on. The structure allows me the room to be myself. I’m very resourceful and tenacious, I never give up, and it’s therefore very rare that I can’t find the right solution.” 

    Contact Jane directly today on +64 21 507 606