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

People for Purpose remain committed to our clients, candidates and partners, and are fully operational during these unprecedented times, due to the COVID-19. We have invested in technology and updated our online screening procedures to ensure we are still delivering the high quality leaders that you have come to expect of us. If you would like support from us, please contact us.

Across Australia we work with individuals, non-profit organisations, social enterprises and corporates to maximise their social impact.
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What does your next for-purpose leader look like? Let us help you find out, then find them.

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What we do

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Executive search

We have access to the leaders across the for-purpose sector. Let us help you find your right one.
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Education and Events

Events and development for individuals looking to secure executive and board roles.
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Board search

Non-executive director board search opportunities.
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Governance advisory

Guiding boards towards operational excellence, behavioural integrity and strategic clarity. 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 - Paul Ramsay Foundation

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

October 19, 2020

Summary of Forbes article – Why Purpose-Driven Businesses are Faring Better in COVID-19

If you are keen to read about thriving purpose-driven businesses in the current climate, please enjoy our summary of this…
July 21, 2020

Why is the CEO interview so one way?

We observed that many Chairs / Boards engage in a comprehensive search process to identify their new CEO. However, it…
July 13, 2020

Summary of AICD article ‘How Effectively is your board chaired?’

A timely article from our friends at the AICD, and we thought we would take the time to summarise it…

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