We believe that excellence begins with quality leadership, robust governance and clarity of purpose and impact.

Across Australia we work with individuals, non-profit organisations, social enterprises and corporates to maximise their social impact.

What we do

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Governance advisory

Guiding boards towards operational excellence, behavioural integrity and strategic clarity. Learn More

Board Search

Board search

Non-executive director board search and featured opportunities. Learn More

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Executive search

Executive search and featured opportunities. Learn More

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Workshops & events

Events and development for individuals looking to secure executive and board roles. Learn More

Our contribution to impact


staff hours donated to people and organisations


non-executive directors placed on NFP Boards


individuals placed in purpose-orientated roles


organisations supported and strengthened

One of the critical system challenges that needs to be addressed to drive real change in the sector is securing the right talent. People for Purpose think broadly and creatively about how best to source talent, and use their extensive network across sectors to tap into a unique and diverse pool of skills and perspectives.

Michael Traill, Chair - GoodStart Early Learning

Featured opportunities

We had a critical role to fill at Schools Plus. One which required a set of capabilities and expertise which we were unsuccessful in finding through our networks and our own online recruitment search. People for Purpose were relentless in identifying high quality candidates which fitted the brief and thanks to their professionalism we found the perfect person.

Rosemary Conn, CEO - Australian Schools Plus

Some of our clients

Recent posts

November 26, 2019

Starting as you mean to continue – working with purpose.

It’s not every day you get to work with an organisation that demonstrates its commitment to its long-term social impact…
November 12, 2019

The ‘F’ word

The board of a non-profit organisation is ultimately responsible for the organisation, its impact and its activities. But what does…
October 29, 2019

Are you a good for-purpose non-executive Director?

Five things to get right Are you a good for-purpose non-executive Director? We have worked with many boards of late…

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