Chandler Macleod acquires HR consulting business in NZ
25 September 2013
Chandler Macleod acquires specialist HR consulting business in New Zealand
One of Australasia’s largest HR services providers, Chandler Macleod has acquired a majority stake in New Zealand-based HR and change management agency, Grafton Consulting. Chandler Macleod’s other interest in New Zealand is OCG Consulting, the recruitment specialist.
Chandler Macleod’s 73.7% stake in Grafton aligns one of New Zealand’s leading recruitment businesses (OCG) with one of the country’s principal HR consultancies.
Chandler Macleod acting Chief Executive Officer, Owen Wilson says the investment is a win-win, adding to Chandler Macleod’s capabilities across Australasia and Grafton’s suite of services and tools in New Zealand.
“The investment is a sign of confidence in the New Zealand market, as well as Grafton Consulting’s strong position and reputation in the marketplace,” he says.
“Grafton provides a wide range of business and human resource consulting services to corporate, government and SME clients throughout New Zealand, including strategy development, organisational development, change management, career transition and HR consulting services. This suite of services is highly complementary to OCG’s own specialist recruitment services.”
Mr. Wilson says that Grafton will remain a standalone business, with both companies working closely together to service existing and new clients.
Grafton will continue to be led by Ken Brophy, who has extensive experience internationally and locally.
“The investment gives Grafton access to new technologies and methodologies and a wider multinational network that will enhance our offering to clients, as well as bringing capability development opportunities for our team. In addition, Chandler Macleod’s consulting business is interested in us building capability within their team in relation to our IP – a big positive for both sides of the Tasman,” says Mr Brophy.
Both OCG and Grafton have offices in Auckland and Wellington.
Chandler Macleod Group is one of Australasia’s largest HR services providers and a leader in planning, sourcing, assessing, developing and managing talent.