About Penelope

Penelope Peebles has an established global network after 19 years working in executive search in Asia Pacific. Previously a partner at John Peebles Associates, Penelope has worked extensively at CEO and board level in Australia and New Zealand and has led searches across a range of practice areas including industrial, media, technology, consumer, retail, tourism, agriculture, professional services and healthcare.

She has been involved in significant culture transformation projects with major companies and worked over many years with clients facing digital disruption and sector convergence, focusing on commercial outcomes and the development of high performing culture and options oriented strategy.


With experience leading internationally in Australia, Asia Pacific, Philippines and South Africa, Penelope is part of Caldwell’s global Consumer Practice and regularly collaborates on cross border search assignments with global colleagues in the Industrial and Technology Practice groups.

Prior to executive search Penelope held senior leadership roles in sales and marketing, human resources and commercial management in listed companies in wood products, food and beverage and Financial services.


Penelope holds a Master of Commerce (Hons) degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources, a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Human Resources (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and has attended a post graduate programme at Columbia University, New York and holds a post graduate qualification in Governance from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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