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Ensuring that an organisation has access to the best person possible for the job is the central philosophy behind Luminary's executive search practice. Its job is both finding them, and then being able to identify what it is that makes them the leaders in their field, and the best placed to succeed.

Chris Gilchrist

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Luminary Search in Wellington is headed by Chris Gilchrist. Chris has over thirty years experience in executive search and recruitment, initially in the South Island before establishing the Wellington office of a significant national search and recruitment firm.

Over that time he has recruited Directors, Chief Executives and Senior Managers across all disciplines to a wide range of sectors encompassing corporate and commercial enterprises, government agencies, SOE’s, and leading sporting organisations, trade associations, and not-for-profit entities.

In addition to facilitating the identification and appointment of high caliber executives to client organisations, Chris is skilled in advising on the development of position descriptions, performance plans and compensation structures that align with an organisation's strategic intent.

Outside of work, Chris is the Chair of a small not-for-profit organisation, MCLaSS, which provides foundation and introductory level English language courses to migrants and refugees in the Wellington region. He also coaches the St Mary’s College 1st XI football team

Expertise

  • Executive Search across disciplines and sectors
  • Executive evaluation and benchmarking
  • Advising on position description and performance agreement development

Testimonials

"Independence of contribution was maintained. You ensured that we had thought of all aspects we needed to and you disagreed you would say so. A very important feature as the employer can get captured by certain attributes of a candidate, with the risk of losing perspective."
The Chair, New Zealand Private Company

Luminary Search is a global executive search

and selection practice specialising in delivering business critical executive and boardroom appointments across a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. Central to Luminary's philosophy is a commitment to delivery of the best possible outcome.

and selection practice specialising in delivering business critical executive and boardroom appointments across a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. Central to Luminary's philosophy is a commitment to delivery of the best possible outcome.

"Independence of contribution was maintained. You ensured that we had thought of all aspects we needed to and you disagreed you would say so. A very important feature as the employer can get captured by certain attributes of a candidate, with the risk of losing perspective."

The Chair, New Zealand Private Company