Greenfields is a Sydney based, specialist Executive Recruitment & Search firm focusing exclusively on Legal, Company Secretary and Corporate Governance.
Greenfields was founded in 2016 by Managing Director Catherine Wolfe-Coote, in response to the increasing demand for In-House Legal Counsel, Company Secretary and Governance professionals.
As an established Australian business with a strong team delivery capability, we offer agile and bespoke solutions which fall outside the traditional ‘agency’ or ‘headhunting’ models. This approach enables us to build strong relationships with up-and-coming talent as well as develop deep networks with senior level candidates and leaders.
Greenfields has an impressive track record of successful placements and is a market leader in this niche area. Our portfolio extends across the top ASX listed, highly regulated, multinational, small and medium enterprises as well as the not-for-profit sector.
Conducting thorough analysis to understand the dynamics at Board, Executive and C-Suite level, Greenfields partners closely with organisations to ensure commercial goals align with internal frameworks and strategic objectives. Greenfields delivers a full range of solutions including contingent recruitment, interim recruitment and retained search which is suited to senior, leadership and executive level roles which may require market map, skills matrix assessment and robust process.
As Environmental & Social Governance champions, we strive to assist organisations in reaching Diversity & Inclusion targets. We have stringent policies on Privacy, Cyber and Data Governance. Greenfields actively participates in several community and not-for-profit initiatives to uplift disadvantaged groups and safeguard our environment. Professionalism, integrity and quality form our core values and we endeavour to work with clients whose values and cultures align with ours.
Managing Director | Head of Legal, Company Secretary & Governance
Catherine founded Greenfields Executive Recruitment and Search in 2016 as a response to the increasing demand for In-House Legal Counsel, Company Secretary and Governance professionals. She has an impressive track record of successful placements and is a market leader in this niche area. Catherine’s portfolio extends across the top ASX listed, highly regulated, multinational, small and medium enterprises as well as the not-for-profit sector.
A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a regular sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), Catherine is well credentialed and networked to lead this function.
Catherine has extensive experience in delivering a full range of solutions including retained search assignments, suited to senior, leadership and executive level roles where a market map, skills matrix assessment and robust process is required. Conducting thorough analysis to understand the dynamics at Board, Executive and C-Suite level, Catherine partners closely with businesses to ensure commercial goals align with internal frameworks and strategic objectives.
Executive Search Partner| In-House Legal, Company Secretary & Governance
Aislyn has an impressive blue-chip background in organisational development and talent management. Regularly partnering with a broad range of organisations including top ASX listed, not-for-profits, highly regulated sectors as well as scale-ups and start-ups, Aislyn has an impressive track record of successfully delivering results on an array of contingent, retained, and interim assignments.
With extensive market traction in the Legal, Company Secretary and Governance space, Aislyn provides clients with valuable advice around candidate attraction strategies which are suited to the brief. Investing the time to understand the unique nuances of an assignment, Aislyn is meticulous in her approach to appraising technical skills and cultural fit. She takes pride in establishing long standing relationships built on trust and collaboration, delivering optimal outcomes for all parties involved.
Aislyn is a member of the AICD and regularly attends various Greenfields sponsored and non-sponsored industry events by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Executive Assistant & Recruitment Coordinator
Keziah joined Greenfields in 2023 to support the business in the delivery of Executive Recruitment and Search services across a broad range of clients. As well as supporting the business, Keziah regularly liaises with candidates and clients, providing research and correspondence, booking in meetings and diary management.
With strong communication, time management and organisational skills, Keziah ensures a high standard of executive assistance is maintained, upholding the Greenfields brand name and ensuring smooth operations. Keziah regularly arranges and coordinates networking and industry sponsored events on behalf of Greenfields.
Andrew provides a holistic and tailored approach, to supporting people from all levels in the organisation, through their journey to a rewarding career.
With 20 years of experience in career coaching and international executive search, Andrew is passionate about helping people find rewarding, interesting and purposeful careers, through the development of their resume / value proposition, how to network and work with recruiters and how to perform well in interviews.
He has worked with people from start-ups to multinationals, where he has provided career coaching, career management, career transition and practical job search insights, as well as executive, interview and mindset coaching, to thousands of people from early career professionals to C-Suite executives in globally listed businesses.
Corporate Communications Manager
Kristine has been working with Greenfields since 2019 and specialises in transforming ideas and text into meaningful corporate communications.
With over 25 years of experience, Kristine brings to life our market messaging. Kristine works closely with Greenfields on market announcements, tender and communications documentation as well as branding and corporate identity.
Privacy, Cyber & Data Officer
Brendan has been working with Greenfields since 2021 and was officially appointed Privacy, Cyber and Data Officer in 2023.
Brendan is a technology expert who has established and implemented systems and policies designed to safeguard our confidential and sensitive data. Brendan is a key point of contact for any relevant issues and is readily available to provide assistance when needed.
“Catherine has established Greenfields as a highly successful search firm, providing assistance on multiple occasions with building both Legal and Company Secretarial high-performance teams. Catherine is resourceful, solutions focused and has always found me exceptional candidates who have the requisite technical skills and are culturally aligned. I value the insights and enthusiasm she brings into a recruitment process. I look forward to partnering with Catherine and the Greenfields team on future assignments.”
– Freya Smith, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Cuscal Limited