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Barbara Hooper

Principal Research Associate
BA (Hons) Industrial Psychology
“Close to two decades in the executive search industry, and I still get an incredible kick from identifying ‘the one’ – that special spark of recognition that this is the right person to lead and grow our client’s business.”

Not surprising then that her love is for the challenge and adventure of searching for the needle in the haystack, the hen’s tooth, the blue moon, the perfect fit!

Why? A recent client case tells us. A new leader placed in South Africa for a global client, doubled their business in Africa within a year. Barbara (Barbs, as we call her), is compelled to identify leaders who grow businesses.

Barbara is one of South Africa’s most experienced executive search researchers and headhunters. It would be tough to find a leadership role she hasn’t had exposure to, and the depth of her industry knowledge and corporate network is enviable.

She has turned her dream of living a more balanced, pastoral (yes, you read that correctly) life into a reality, and operates remotely from the farm she and her husband own on the Garden Route. From Jack Hammer’s ‘Garden Route office’, she sends photos daily of new blooms, birds and other farmy things to her city-slicker colleagues.

Meet the Team

  • Natashya Pillay
    Research Associate
  • San-Marie Barnard
    Principal Consultant
  • Miranda Naiman
    Partner: Tanzania
  • Rania Abdalla
    Partner: Egypt
  • Michelle Bedford-Shaw
    Principal Consultant
  • Michelle Penhall
    Principal Consultant
  • Barbara Hooper
    Principal Research Associate
  • Zinzi
    Zinzi Baatjes
    Client Liaison
  • Cindy Bell
    Partner: Central Africa
  • Debbie Goodman-Bhyat
    CEO
  • Tapiwa Taodzera
    Research Associate
  • Tracy Dawson
    Partner
  • Donna Steyn
    Digital Marketing and Communications Partner
  • Adri Muller
    CFO
  • Lucy Bellato
    Senior Research Associate
  • Advaita Naidoo
    COO
  • Steve Glendinning
    Advisory Partner
  • Nadeema Jones
    Administration and Database Manager
  • Sehar Neky
    Partner: Kenya
  • Ije Jidenma
    Partner: Nigeria

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