Andrew Staite

Andrew Staite


​Andrew is Non-executive Chair of SHK.  He founded SHK is 2007, bringing together a talented group of search industry professionals, including Tim Morden, Dalia Klein and Kath Shaw.  Andrew was Managing Director of SHK from its inception until 2016.

In addition to his non-executive role with SHK, Andrew is the Managing Director of the Pinnacle Foundation.  The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults across Australia where their gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics have prevented or hindered achievement of their career aspirations or personal development.

After completing Law and Arts degrees at The University of Melbourne, and being admitted to practice, Andrew joined Melbourne Theatre Company, and subsequently, the Victoria State Opera and Australian Opera (now Opera Australia) where he worked in a range of sales and marketing roles.

In 1997, Andrew joined the executive recruitment and human resources consulting firm, Morgan & Banks.  Andrew was promoted through a series of leadership roles with the publicly listed business (through various ownership and name changes) to ultimately lead the company across Australia and New Zealand. The business then had revenues in Australia and New Zealand exceeding $440 million with approximately 1,300 staff across Australia and 100 in New Zealand.  Andrew resigned from this role to establish Staite Henningsen Klein (now SHK).

Andrew was a Non-executive Director of Victoria’s Midsumma Festival from 2013 until 2016.  He secured substantial corporate support (sponsorship) for Midsumma to reinforce its financial sustainability and facilitate an expansion of its program.  Andrew was also involved for many years in the judging of the National Business Women’s Awards and Business Awards programs.

Andrew lives with his husband, Mark, in Melbourne.