About Rothley

Our Kaupapa

Rothley specialises in leadership search and specialist recruitment.

We offer informed, comprehensive and discreet solutions to complex resourcing challenges (permanent and contract). Rothley offers a proactive, research-led approach to search and recruitment. We uncover the best candidates, whether they are actively looking or not.

Our Values – Ngā Uara



‘We say what we mean, act with transparency and discretion’  



‘We embrace people of all backgrounds and respect  different points of view’



‘We build relationships and a shared sense of connection’


‘Mahi whakatutuki

‘We strive to be better today than we were yesterday and do our best for our clients, candidates, and the team’ 

Where we’ve come from

Founded in 2016, our purpose is to provide talent solutions that deliver optimal outcomes that help organisations lift performance. We do this through proactively searching for, engaging with and placing the best talent for leadership and hard to fill specialist roles (permanent and contract).

  • 25 years’ industry experience
  • 350+ leadership and management appointments
  • 25 years+ hands-on leadership and management experience in the private and public sectors

What makes us different?

  • Director/Owner led engagements

  • Proactive targeted search

  • Tailored talent solutions

  • Track-record of success

Quality First

Rothley’s emphasis on quality and the customer is what sets us apart.  This quality first ethos is built into all aspects of the Rothley business model, including pricing. Our professional services ethos and tailored approach to pricing drives high quality service, lasting solutions and long-term relationships.  Our transparent approach to our work means that there’s no surprises and our clients can gauge value.

Partnering with the Professionals

We foster continuing relationships with talented individuals who value quality and who seek to build challenging and rewarding careers. As part of this, Rothley commits to providing a better candidate experience.

Our “candidate promise” is that, as part of engaging with you in the service of our clients, we will:

  • get back to you promptly with a yes or a no
  • give you upfront, honest, and insightful feedback
  • provide constructive advice around professional branding, CV and interview preparation.