Search & Recruitment

For 30+ years HG’s Search & Recruitment Services have enabled our clients across Australia and New Zealand to attract and confidently appoint top talent, wherever in the world they may be.

The leading network of Health, Human Service and Public Sector Leaders.

Our Executive Search & Recruitment network is unrivalled, and by engaging HG we connect our clients to the best talent from around the world. As the competition for talent intensifies, domestically and globally, our clients trust in our ability to secure a successful and timely appointment, the first time, every time.

Board Chair and Director Appointments

As Boards navigate an increasingly complex operating and regulatory environment so too is the need to elevate and refresh boardroom capabilities. HG’s extensive track record in governance appointments includes the formation of inaugural Boards in response to major government reforms at scale at a whole of system level and at a multi-district level. We are also expert in supporting the timely refresh of existing Boards.

Chief Executive and C-Suite Appointments

With our extensive and current networks, built up over decades, and team of Principal Search Consultants from the sectors we serve, HG is the leading trans-Tasman agency for Chief Executive and C-Suite appointments. This also includes all key enabling services such as IT, Digital, Finance, Legal, People & Culture and more. Our tailored approach ensure a successful and sustained appointment every time.

Management Appointments

Our networks are not only extensive, they are also very deep and this gives great confidence to our clients we can know who tomorrow’s future executives are today. By engaging HG for management level appointments, we deliver a field of candidates already proven at a team leader, management or director level and who exhibit the capabilities to also aide your organisation in future succession planning.

Clinical and Medical Appointments

Sourcing and attracting top talent for leadership positions within clinical and medical specialties requires deep expertise and never more so then now given global workforces shortages in healthcare. To ensure your success HG adopts a team approach that includes specialist Principal Consultants and Senior Researchers who will work tirelessly and creatively on your behalf to achieve the result you need.

Public Sector Leadership Appointments

Public sector appointments at a Chief Executive and C-Suite level can and do attract significant political, stakeholder and media scrutiny and navigating that requires Search agencies to have a unique set of capabilities. HG is a trusted and proven partner to government for the most senior leadership appointments including Environment, Revenue, Ethnic Communities, Disability, Health, Internal Affairs and to Royal Commissions of Inquiry.


HG is invested in the long term success of your organisation and has built a suite of diagnostic capabilities to support the ambition of executive leadership that is practical and grounded in real time, real world environments. These diagnostic options and tools mean you are working with evidence and reflective practice.

HG’s Panel Partnerships

HG is a trusted advisor and provider of permanent and interim recruitment solutions for clients across Australia and New Zealand. In circumstances which require it, HG can also be your partner of choice by engaging us through the following government panels.

WA Country Health Service Panel

SA Recruitment Agency Services Panel

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Panel

Executive Recruitment Panel

Central Australia Health Service Panel

All of Government Talent Acquisition Services (TAS) contract.

NSW Government Talent Acquisition Scheme

LGA Procurement – Labor hire and recruitment Services

Recruitment and Immigration Agency Panel Primary Agency – Canberra Health Services

Local Buy Pre-qualified Supplier

The Management Advisory Services (MAS) Panel

Industries we serve

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Public Health

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Private Health

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Primary & Community Care

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Aged Care

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Disability Services

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Public Sector

Meet our Principal Consultants

HG’s Principal Search Consultants have held Chief and Senior Executive roles within the industries we serve. Their extensive leadership profiles enable them to swiftly establish trust and rapport with both clients and candidates, clearly understand the roles they have been asked to recruit to and importantly, the organisational and environmental context in which they exist.

Our evidenced based search methodology, extensive networks and talented team have led to the successful placement of 4,000+ executives.

Lynette Taylor

Executive Director, Search & Recruitment

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Paul Ingle

Chief Executive Officer

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Christine Leahy

State Manager, Victoria

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Sarah Buckler

State Manager, Queensland

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David Hughes

National Manager, New Zealand

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Rhodie Miller

Principal Search Consultant

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Liz Hlipala

Principal Search Consultant

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Dr Amanda Smith

Principal Search Consultant, New Zealand

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Dr Karen Bridgewater

Senior Researcher 

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Janine Hammat

Principal Search Consultant

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Philip Best

Principal Search and Leadership Consultant

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Recent Key Appointments

Organisations trust HardyGroup
to find great talent to deliver on their mission.

Bronwyn Masters

Chief Executive Officer at Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network. 

HG is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Bronwyn Masters to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Barossa…

Cang Dang

Executive Director | Redcliffe Hospital, Metro North Health.

HG is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr Cang Dang to the position of Executive Director of Redcliffe…

John Bennett

Deputy Chief Executive, System Commissioning and Performance | Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) New Zealand

HG is extremely pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr John Bennett to the position of Deputy Chief Executive…

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HardyGroup acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.