About John Peebles Associates

Established in 1989 in Auckland, New Zealand, John Peebles Associates is recognized as a leading search firm in the Asia Pacific region. We remain a privately owned business, proud of our reputation and ability to outperform any other search company.

We primarily work for publicly listed, major cooperative or private companies, although the business does undertake some Chief Executive search for government entities from time to time. A good proportion of our company’s business comes from offshore or is for offshore locations, as our capabilities reach far beyond New Zealand.

We provide confidential, efficient and personalized service, and pride ourselves on our reliability and integrity. We are well regarded for our expertise with candidates as well as our ability to drive long-term growth and commercial value for our clients through our search and advisory work.

Our consulting team is stable, experienced and well qualified.

We are driven, focused and become our clients’ greatest advocates.

Our Lead Partners

With 36 years consulting experience in executive search, Dr John Peebles is a leading figure in the industry and recognized globally as an influential search leader. John established the first ever retained search group in New Zealand in the 1970s and was a member of the then Ward Howell International Group. With 36 years consulting experience in executive search he has worked extensively in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. His prior experience involved management, human resources and business management in a major publicly listed company. His tertiary qualifications include an MBA, Post Graduate Certificate in Business Research and a Doctorate of Business and Administration in Corporate Governance.

Dr John Peebles is Chair of Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust and former Chair of Auckland Opera Studio, Pop ‘n’ Good Holdings and Indigenous Corporate Solutions and former Director of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand and Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.