Specialist search and
recruitment consultancy

Successfully delivering search-based recruitment solutions since 2011.

Using a proactive search-based methodology, Alexander James is proud of the reputation we’ve developed for creating a positive experience for clients and candidates as they venture onwards and upwards to their ultimate career goals.

By making sure we understand the wants and needs of our clients, we create a solid foundation of trust and integrity which, in turn, becomes a strong partnership with great outcomes for candidates (and clients).

With Alexander James, there’s no such thing as just job or an entry in our database, you are the sum of your knowledge and experience, and we take care to match a person to an organization so it’s a win/win for all.

Our Capabilities & Expertise

We use a considered, focused and accurate talent mapping approach combined
with our search and headhunting process for all permanent recruitment
assignments. This recipe for success then flows through to 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
Accounting & Finance
Stuart Maxwell

Founder and Director

Tim Slyfield

Founder and Director

Marie Vitali

Founder and Director

Keith Muirhead

General Manager of Alexander James

Toni Lea

General Manager of AJ Construct

Kim Hawkes

Head of Accounting & Finance

Ann-Maria Sachs

Head of Digital, Data & Technology

Stuart Maxwell

Founder and Director

Katie York

Senior Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology

Ann-Maria Sachs

Head of Digital, Digital, Data & Technology

Rebecca Deutsch

Associate Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology

Sarah Carlsen

Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology

Georgie Wiliamson

Associate Consultant, Digital, Data & Technology

Tim Slyfield

Founder and Director

Casey O'Shea

Consultant, Accounting & Finance

Kim Hawkes

Head of Accounting & Finance

Sally Stanton

Senior Consultant, Accounting & Finance

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

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

I've worked with the Alexander James team since they started the business.  In my last two roles as Executive Recruiter at ANZ Bank and Recruitment Manager NZ at Fairfax Media, they have filled a variety of roles with me and worked on one significant project.

Kylie Goodwin, Virgin Australia (previously Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand) | Client

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