Placing People First


How We Are Working In Today’s World

Placing People First is what we do.


For NOVA Partners it’s business as usual. We are here to support your business’s career transition and outplacement needs, whether that is face to face or remotely.


We continue to tailor our programs to suit your individual needs and circumstances, whether your team is all back in the office or working from home sometimes or full-time.


Yes, we have added health and well-being resources to our offering, but that is important regardless of whether we are in a COVID situation or not. We know that you and your people need extra support in times of change.


As an experienced Australian business, we continue to be well placed to meet your individual business needs, large or small, throughout Australia and New Zealand.


For a confidential discussion, call Liz Crowe on 0425 202 159 or email careermanagement@novapartners.com.au



What We Do

NOVA supports and coaches future stars.

Whether you want to develop your star performers, find more talent or manage a smooth transition and outplacement, make sure you get the best support to bring out the star quality in everybody.

Proudly, we are an Australian business with a diverse team of specialists to inspire and deliver across large and small, public and private sector businesses and organisations.


Our Career Management team is innovative, responsive and results driven. We partner with clients; we listen to your needs, provide innovative solutions, challenge thinking, offer flexible and results driven solutions and we are always on hand to support, respond and facilitate.



The Executive Recruitment & Search division offers high value solutions and quality outcomes to our many clients across diverse businesses and industries. With global research, we search for the best candidates for true value partnerships with our clients, achieving a 97% fill and retention success.



We offer a range of on-demand HR Advisory Services to assist clients to navigate solutions and deliver the best outcomes for your business model. We can undertake a range of projects to suit both SME and larger clients in either interim or longer term HR service requirement.



No Project Too Big or Too Small

It’s easy to say, but we mean it. From assignments to work with 400 people across multiple sites, to projects that support just two employees. We’ve done it all.

Although we don’t work with private clients, when it comes to businesses we are happy to engage with you if you are a small operator or just wanting to recruit one executive or transition just one member of staff.

Of course, if you have a larger project and are coaching, recruiting or transitioning entire departments, we are here to meet your needs.

We have many talented consultants and have an amazing network to draw on, so when we work on a really big project, we get together, devise a plan and then make it happen. Just like that!


Happy Clients

“ I can highly recommend NOVA Partners for career transition, career coaching and outplacement support services. I have had the pleasure of knowing & working with Liz Crowe in a professional capacity for over 20 years and believe she is the best in the business."

Natasha Bakker, Executive Manager – HR, Melbourne Cricket Club

"I have known Michael Crowe professionally for 30 years, and have engaged him to undertake a range of executive and professional search and recruitment roles. On each occasion, the service and outcomes were first class; Michael is driven to be a proactive partner and communicates and adds value in the process. The people he helped source and we hired, have remained within the group. Many were promoted and this validates his quality and care for getting the right fit. Equally, he provides outstanding advice on the wider market and has recommended to myself and others I know, areas to work on in developing our own career. I recommend him to any person seeking a recruitment partner level service model."

John Rogers, CEO Strategy and Operations, Wilson Group

"I have worked with NOVA Partners, Liz Crowe and her wonderful support services for the last decade. I cannot rate their services more highly. They always provide support with care, integrity and innovation, meeting the needs of individual clients and maintaining excellent communications and reporting. I recommend NOVA Partners to you."

Marilyn Smith, Head of HR Australasia, Brookfield Asset Management (Retired)


Our Integrity Is Everything

That’s why we founded NOVA Partners. Our internal drivers of honesty, integrity and transparency are reflected in the processes we use to deliver our work, the strong relationships we build with both our clients and candidates, and the high quality outcomes we achieve for the assignments and projects undertaken. Meet the founders.




After successfully building Career Management teams and services for international providers across Australia, I recognised that there was an opportunity and a need to step outside the large corporate model and build a boutique Australian Career Management business based on Client Service Excellence and Placing People First.





I founded NOVA Partners in Melbourne in 2011, initially as an Executive Recruitment firm, building on over 25 years of Search and Executive Recruitment, Project Recruitment and Advisory Services.
I had previously owned and led Cadden Crowe, a national recruitment firm, prior to starting NOVA Partners.

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For Executive Recruitment & Search:

03 9836 9277

For Career Transition, Outplacement & HR Advisory Services:

1300 966 867



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