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, for-purpose organisations, social enterprises and corporates to maximise their social impact.
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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

3360

staff hours donated to people and organisations

397

non-executive directors placed on NFP Boards

595

individuals placed in purpose-orientated roles

459

organisations supported and strengthened

Our experience with People for Purpose was extremely positive. I have worked with many recruiters in the past and it's hard to get someone who truly takes the time to understand your organisation. We felt Rachael really made an effort to understand our business, our community, and the complexity and intricacies around our faith based organisation - she was truly on the journey with us understood how important it was to find the right person who would fit our organisation and our community. People for Purpose offered a value-added service to find the right person for JewishCare - they weren't just looking for another employee. We were impressed with how they cared for our needs, all the way to the final candidate, and on that choice we could not be happier.

Jason Sandler, President - JewishCare

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

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People for Purpose came highly recommended to us. Having engaged them for our CEO recruitment, I can now see why. They adopt a very robust up-front process. That is; they invested deeply to understand the ambitions of the organisation, the characteristics of the Board and the range of our stakeholders and constituents. This investment gave them a rich understanding of how candidates might “fit” not only with the role, but importantly with the Board and our wider community. We could not be happier with the results

Sally Howland, Chair - Support Act

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

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