About Natalie

Natalie Stones is a Partner with Caldwell, representing one of New Zealand’s leading retained global executive search and leadership advisory firms.

Promoted to Partner in 2021, Natalie combines her deep research and milestone-led approach with over 17 years’ experience in human capital consulting, appointing CEO, C-suite executives and Non-Executive Directors to a range of industries across Asia Pacific.



She has developed and implemented domestic and international search strategies for publicly listed and privately held (including family/iwi/PE/VC) entities, leveraging her extensive experience in both boutique and global search firms which includes over seven years with Heidrick & Struggles.

With a demonstrated track record in identifying, accessing and attracting top talent across a range of functions (CEO/COO/CIO/CTO/CXO/CCO/CSO/CMO/CHRO), Natalie has a strong client service orientation. Over the course of her career she has helped numerous businesses locally and internationally facing disruption and focussed on transformation and the improvement of commercial outcomes.

Her experience principally centres on key industry sectors including technology, consumer/retail, industrial, tourism/aviation, agribusiness and financial services.

Prior to her emigrating from the United Kingdom and developing a career in executive search, Natalie worked for Boots the Chemists (United Kingdom) within facilities management and logistics.


Natalie holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Northumbria and a Master of Business from Auckland University of Technology.

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