Our Company

Established in 1999, we understand that true leaders are a rare breed, who form the life-blood of their organisations.

The name Ichor references the 'essence of the gods'. It reflects our role in finding excellent leaders to help organisations thrive.

Ichor Leadership Search also signals our evolution as a contemporary, premium leadership search firm with extensive reach across New Zealand and around the world.

Led by Grant Pryde and Guy Brew, Ichor draws on over 40 years of market insight and judgement, relationships and networks.

Our principal focus is on chief executive, senior leadership / C-level, strategic specialist and governance search engagements.

We regard ourselves as ‘specialist generalists’, drawing on specific knowledge in sectors such as:

  • Central and Local Government
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Energy Utilities
  • Primary Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Health, Research and Science
  • Education
  • Not-for-Profit and NGOs
Ichor Leadership Search is a proud member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), a worldwide professional body representing retained executive search industry. The association currently has over 350 leadership search firms as its members, consisting of 8,000 executive search professionals, spread across 75 countries. AESC is the voice of excellence for executive search and leadership consultants worldwide. Learn more at aesc.org. A proud member of the