Andrew Staite

Andrew Staite (he/him)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

BA & LLB (The University of Melbourne) 


Andrew is managing director & chief executive officer of The Pinnacle Foundation. He is also non-executive chair of executive search and outplacement firm, SHK. 


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 companies (now Opera Australia), where he worked in a range of sales and marketing roles. 


In 1997 Andrew joined 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. 


In 2007 Andrew founded Staite Henningsen Klein (now SHK). He was the Firm’s managing director for almost nine years. SHK is now a recognised leader in executive search and outplacement services. 


Andrew was a non-executive director of Victoria’s Midsumma Festival from 2013 until 2016. He joined the board of The Pinnacle Foundation in 2016, chairing the people, remuneration & nominations committee until 2019 when he was appointed as the Foundation’s managing director & chief executive officer. 


Andrew lives with his husband, Mark and cavoodle, Raffaella (Raff) in Victoria. He is a Pinnacle Foundation Cornerstone member and supports a named scholarship.