Greenfields Executive Recruitment & Search
Greenfields is a Sydney based, specialist Executive Recruitment & Search firm focusing exclusively on Legal, Company Secretary and Corporate Governance.
Greenfields fills the gap in the marketplace for an Executive Recruitment & Search firm which specialises exclusively in Legal, Company Secretary & Corporate Governance appointments not falling into the traditional ‘agency’ or ‘head hunting’ categories.
Founded by Managing Director, Catherine Wolfe-Coote, Greenfields is a market leader in Legal, Company Secretary & Corporate Governance appointments. Having a capable, well-established team, we offer bespoke and agile services which do not fall into the traditional ‘agency’ or ‘head hunting’ categories.
We have a diverse portfolio of cross-sector clients including top ASX listed organisations, non-listed organisations, multinationals, small and medium size enterprises, and not-for-profits, making us well positioned to provide expert advice on remuneration, market trends and best practice across Legal, Company Secretary & Corporate Governance.
As a Diversity & Inclusion champion, we take pride in assisting organisations in achieving progressive goals. We strive to deliver balanced shortlists and adhere to robust policies on Diversity & Inclusion; Data Storage & Privacy; Workplace Health & Safety; Modern Slavery; and Environmental & Social Governance.
Known for our market knowledge, technical understanding, deep network and robust processes, Greenfields are regular contributors and sponsorship partners with the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Contingent Selection is a highly effective method for clients wanting a fast and nimble service without incurring up-front fees, as well as clients working with multiple recruiters. A fee becomes payable upon successful candidate placement only. The recruitment process will include unbranded advertising across various online mediums; tapping into our vast candidate networks and database; direct approaches to targeted individuals and word-of-mouth referrals. The assignment can be cancelled at any time with no fee payable.
Contingent Exclusive Selection
Contingent Exclusive Selection is a highly collaborative, successful method for clients not wanting to incur up-front fees but wanting more rigour around process and reporting. A fee becomes payable upon successful candidate placement only. The recruitment process will include unbranded advertising across various online mediums; tapping into our vast candidate networks and database; direct approaches to targeted individuals and word-of-mouth referrals. All candidates regardless of the source will be included in the qualification and benchmarking process for invoicing purposes.
Retained Executive Search
A robust and rigorous search process involving extensive due diligence, suitable for senior leadership roles, complex or sensitive roles. The process usually involves undertaking a market map of agreed sectors, segments or organisations, qualifying individuals who could be potential fits in terms of skills and experience. This includes unbranded advertising across various online mediums; tapping into our vast candidate networks and database; direct approaches to targeted individuals and word-of-mouth referrals. All candidates regardless of the source will be included in the qualification and benchmarking process for invoicing purposes. The fee is payable in three instalments.
Market advice and guidance on salary packaging which corresponds with what we are seeing in the market. This includes advice on base salary, short-term incentives, long-term incentives, compressed and flexible working arrangements as well as other incentives which may assist in attracting and retaining top talent. We can arrange for resume and background checks, criminal and bankruptcy checks, psychometric tests and/or verbal, written, numerical or similar tests, proof of mandatory vaccinations, proof of professional qualifications and practicing certificates as agreed in advance, in writing with the client. Any extra costs incurred are usually passed onto the client.
Meet our team
Executive Search Partner
Executive Assistant & Recruitment Coordinator
Corporate Communications Manager
Privacy, Cyber & Data Officer
“In my capacity as General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Compliance, I have given all my roles to Catherine to fill as she understands exactly what I need and delivers quality candidates. Having worked with Catherine for over a decade across large multinational organisations as well as top ASX listed companies, I can honestly say that her local network as well as her technical knowledge sets her apart from others in the industry. As the Founding Director of Greenfields, Catherine takes an active interest in ensuring her team deliver a professional, seamless executive recruitment process across all areas of Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial Recruitment. I look forward to working with Catherine again the future.”
– Matt Sinnamon, General Counsel and Company Secretary, OneVentures