About Natalie

Natalie Stones has worked in executive search and leadership advisory for over 10 years in New Zealand after emigrating from the United Kingdom.


Leveraging her extensive local and international experience as lead engagement manager with Heidrick & Struggles and CTPartners between 2007 and 2015, as well as three years with a boutique search firm, Natalie works closely with partners and clients to facilitate the delivery of key milestones in assignment execution.

Specialising in multiple sectors, she has led numerous global and domestic high-profile CEO/board and C-suite searches for both publicly-listed (NZX/ASX) and privately-held organisations. These have principally been centred on key industry sectors including consumer, industrial, technology, media & telecommunications, financial services, tourism and aviation. Her functional expertise includes CEO/board, CCO, CSO, CMO, COO and CHRO.

As a consultant with Caldwell, Natalie is responsible for end-to-end project management of executive search assignments, encompassing international and domestic research and due diligence on C-suite and GM-level executives. She also assists in business development initiatives.

Prior to her career in executive search and leadership advisory, Natalie worked for Boots the Chemists (United Kingdom) within facilities management and logistics, and at Auckland University of Technology in the law and economics faculties.


Natalie holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Northumbria (United Kingdom) and a Master of Business from Auckland University of Technology.

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