Barbara is a Director in the firm focused on a broad range of industry sectors, including the banking & financial services, professional services, private equity and industrial sectors. Her functional expertise incudes CEO/Board, CFO and Legal. Barbara joined Johnson Partners following its acquisition of Caldwell NZ.
A qualified solicitor, Barbara has worked extensively in the private sector in New Zealand. Her earlier career saw her as Chief Executive of a charitable trust in the education sector and worked as the Company Secretary and Head of Legal for a major international professional engineering company.
Drawing upon her business and employee management experience and her studies in Organisational Psychology and Leadership, Barbara moved into executive search and leadership consulting in 2003, initially as Practice Manager for boutique New Zealand leadership advisory firm, RENTONJAMES. Following the acquisition by Heidrick & Struggles, Barbara subsequently expanded her expertise into executive search and leadership consulting for their New Zealand and Australia business, later joining Caldwell New Zealand.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Organisational and Social Psychology from the University of Auckland. She was senior scholar in psychology in 2004. Barbara also holds both a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland.
Katie is a Director supporting Partners and Consultants in the execution of search assignments across a range of sectors in Australia & New Zealand. Katie joined the firm following the acquisition of Caldwell New Zealand.
Vanessa is a Director at Johnson Partners, where she supports the firm’s Partners in the successful execution of search assignments.