what they say

We enjoy strong relationships with people, businesses and their leaders across a wide range of sectors. Here’s what some of them had to say about us. 




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Trevor Burt

Director, Landpower Group Limited; Director, Silver Fern Farms Limited; Director, MG Marketing Limited; Chair, The Lamb Company; Chair, Rua Bioscience.

Previous Directorships: Chairman, Ngai Tahu Holdings Limited; Chairman, Lyttelton Port Company Limited; Director, MainPower New Zealand Limited; Deputy Chairman, PGG Wrightson Limited.


I have a long standing professional relationship with Decipher Group, and have enlisted their services to recruit a variety of senior management, executive and governance level positions.

The skills and experience of Decipher’s in-house team are outstanding. Three staff members are qualified solicitors while other members of the team hold law and economics degrees. This means that they understand risk and the need for thoroughness and...

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Richie Smith

Director, NZ Post Group; Director, Ngai Tahu Farming; Chairman, Hilton Haulage Limited; Director, Timaru District Holdings Limited; Chairman, Lands and Survey Limited; Chairman, Plato Creative; Chairman, Pivot Software Group.


I’ve partnered with Decipher Group for almost 10 years, and am in the unique position of having worked with them as both an employer and a candidate.

Recruitment is a high stakes and complex process at the senior management and executive level.  I have complete confidence in Decipher’s recruitment ability, having enlisted their services to find professionals for a variety of local, national and international roles.

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Jono Brent

Chief Executive Officer


Following the establishment of our Connetics 2020+ strategic framework, we partnered with Decipher Group on the recruitment process for a critical senior role that would build on the human potential within our enterprise, to effectively deliver on our strategic intent.

Connetics is a business with many complexities - we deliver multiple services, across different regions, to different customers, under different contracts, at different s...

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Paul Munro

Chief Executive, Christchurch City Holdings Limited; Director, Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited; Director, EA Networks; Director, Spanbild Holdings Limited; Director, Vbase.


Decipher Group was contracted by Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) to lead the recruitment process for the new Chief Executive. Decipher contacted me directly to present the opportunity, and requested that I apply for the role.

In my experience as a candidate, Decipher offered good visibility throughout the recruitment process and provided timely updates so I knew what was happening at every stage. The level of service I receive...

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Simon Limmer

Chief Executive, Silver Fern Farms.


I have had the pleasure of working with executive recruitment specialists Decipher Group as a candidate for a significant leadership role in a large and complex multi-national organisation. The outcome was positive, and I am fortunate to be part of an exceptional team at Silver Fern Farms, leading the execution of innovative global reaching strategies to deliver shareholder value.

In terms of my candidate experience, it became apparent...

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Natasha Wong

General Manager People and Culture, Enable Networks Limited.


We’ve experienced rapid growth and have been working very hard to meet the needs of our customers and community. To lead Enable into the future, it is essential that we build internal capability. That includes understanding the skill sets that we need now as well as planning for our transition to a customer-centric service model. 

We have partnered with Decipher Group for several senior leadership roles, to draw on recruitment specia...

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Melissa Davies

Associate Director, Lyttelton Port Company Limited; Director, Silver Delta; Director, Canterbury A&P Association; Director, Push Digital; Director, Motus Health Network; Director, Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce; Partner, cataliize; Co-founder, Bolstur.


As an independent director and corporate consultant, I work alongside businesses to deliver strategic change, business improvement and growth projects. My drive and motivation for business success as well as a commitment to contributing to a thriving local economy, has cultivated my interest in a governance career. As an emerging director with a diverse career portfolio, I’m not the typical choice for governance roles. Changing the mindset o...

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Michael Flatman

Chief Executive, Māia Health Foundation.


Māia is on a mission to enhance the health experience in Canterbury and the wider South Island, by raising funds for two game-changing projects. Our team is small but we’re incredibly dedicated – so when the time came to recruit for an exceptional person to help us fulfil our purpose, we knew we had to get it right.

We approached Decipher Group to guide us through the recruitment process. They delivered an outstanding result and th...

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Lee Gardiner

People and Culture Director, AgResearch.


I have worked with Decipher Group extensively over the years to recruit professionals for a range of senior management and executive level positions in New Zealand and Australia. When I first started working with Decipher, the team made a real effort to understand the culture of our business and that has certainly paid off.

In my previous role at Landpower, we were a fast-moving, high performance organisation so when people are presente...

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Arron Perriam

Chief Executive, Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.


My interactions working with Decipher Group as both a candidate and an employer, have been thoroughly enjoyable. They are a tremendous team of passionate people who show a genuine interest in your business success as well as your own career and professional development.

The team at Decipher Group put a lot of energy, evaluation and expertise into the recruitment journey. Whether you are putting yourself forward as a candidate for an exc...

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Neil Fletcher

Managing Director, Invert Robotics.


I am a long standing Decipher Group client, having worked with them since their inception ten years ago. During that time, I’ve been helping to grow technology companies and am currently responsible for guiding industry disruptor Invert Robotics through a high growth phase and beyond.

High-tech companies start lean and experience rapid growth. It’s a dynamic and ever-changing environment that requires a robust and strategic talent s...

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