Specialist search and
recruitment consultancy

Established in 2011 with a desire to offer a search based recruitment solution delivered with integrity and passion.

Leveraging a proactive search based methodology, Alexander James have developed a highly regarded business where both clients and candidates have a positive experience.

We build strong partnerships with our clients and believe that this is integral to driving great outcomes for clients and candidates.

Our Capabilities & Expertise

Alexander James use a considered, focused and accurate talent mapping,
search and headhunt process on permanent recruitment assignments. This
flows through our overall approach to sourcing talent.



Corporate Permanent Recruitment

Retained Executive Search

Talent Mapping

Online Psychometric Assessment


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C-Suite & Management
Digital, Data
& Technology
& Technical
Accounting & Finance
Stuart Maxwell

Managing Partner & Founder – Contract & Permanent

Tim Slyfield

Managing Partner & Founder – Contract & Permanent

Kim Hawkes

Manager, Accounting & Finance – Contract

Toni Lea

Manager, Construction & Technical

Stuart Maxwell

Managing Partner & Founder – Contract & Permanent

Katie York

Senior Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology – Contract & Permanent

Ann-Maria Sachs

Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology – Permanent

Rebecca Deutsch

Associate Consultant – Digital, Data & Technology – Permanent

Sarah Carlsen

Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology – Contract

Aaron Mabey

Associate Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology – Contract

Georgie Wiliamson

Associate Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology

Toni Lea

Manager, Construction & Technical

Tessa Phillips

Consultant, Construction & Technical

Laura Stewart

Consultant – Construction & Technical

Tayla Membrey

Associate Consultant, Construction & Technical

Tim Slyfield

Managing Partner

Casey O'Shea

Consultant – Accounting & Finance (Permanent Recruitment)

Kim Hawkes

Manager – Accounting & Finance (Contract Recruitment)

Sally Stanton

Senior Consultant – Accounting & Finance (Contract Recruitment)

Leanne Hewitt

Associate Consultant – Accounting & Finance

Lucy Gournac

Associate Consultant – Accounting & Finance

I believe Alexander James are quite unique in the way they target specifically for employee and employer and match really well.  It avoids a lot of time wasting and means they aren’t just dealing with masses of people for a role but really concentrating on honing in on the people with the right skills and right fit for a particular role, and this is what makes them stand out from the competition.

Karen | Placed at Schneider Electric | Candidate

In a rather homogenous industry the AJ team have stood out to me for their willingness to be innovative and flexible with regards to their approach and sourcing techniques.  They understand the benefits of long term partnering vs short term wins and have consistently delivered great candidates irrespective of complicated briefs and tight time frames.

Keith Muirhead - Head of People and Culture at Les Mills International | Client

I have had the pleasure of working with Alexander James as both a candidate and then prospective employer over the last six months.  Their service has always been professional and attentive.  The quality of candidates we have been provided with both on a temporary and permanent basis speaks well of their recruiting and screening process.  I would have no hesitation in giving recommendations to use Alexander James.

Belinda – Finance Manager | Client

I have been working with Alexander James over the past year in my role at Public Trust and have been really impressed with the client engagement to ensure they learn and understand the role really well before embarking on find needles in hay stacks.  Saves a lot of time and means they hit the mark more often than not with shortlisted candidates.

Angela Dixon – Chief Financial and Information Officer at Public Trust | Client

Yellow has partnered with Alexander James for a number of years; recruiting across multiple business units at all levels, from entry level to Chief People Officers.

Andy Talbutt – Head of Recruitment at Yellow NZ | Client

Alexander James are efficient and intuitive.  They sourced a fantastic candidate for us, who was a great fit for the team. I really appreciated the personal, professional insight that they brought to the recruitment process.

Fiona McBryde – Executive Assistant at Yellow NZ | Client

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