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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Executive search

Executive search and featured opportunities. Learn More

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

Board Search

Board search

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

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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

March 25, 2020

Partnering with Leadership Space to deliver great social impact

We believe that leadership and governance excellence are not negotiable when it comes to delivering social impact. Early 2020 we…
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March 19, 2020

Attracting (and keeping) talent

We all know it can be difficult to attract and retain talent in the for-purpose (not for profit) sector. Salary…
March 13, 2020

Making executive transitions work

Why is there an increase executive-level transitions between the commercial and social purpose sectors? Our own Melissa Macpherson and Elise…

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