Associate Director

James Mason

James is an Associate Director, leading our accounting division as well as covering senior / executive appointments and major projects for the North Island, across IT and Commercial.

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James is an Associate Director for Fluid Recruitment and provides recruitment consulting services across ANZ. James has over 16 years of international recruitment experience, working initially for a leading Financial Recruitment agency in London within the Financial Services sector at that time where he gained promotion through the ranks to Senior Manager and established and ran a number of successful teams on behalf of the organisation. He then transferred to Australia as a Managing Consultant as part of the wider international group working across a wide range of clients and industries before joining Fluid Recruitment in 2015.


James’ particular focus areas are across Accountancy, Finance and Major Projects for the North Island of New Zealand and the NSW marketplace in Australia.


James prides himself on his honesty and professionalism to colleagues, candidates and clients alike utilising his global experience and knowledge to add real value to all parties involved.  James believes these are the fundamental ingredients when working with people who are entrusting you with their careers for the next stage of their lives. With proven results throughout his professional life of delivering success for his candidates this way, James has earnt these attributes and continues to work by this mantra. His longevity in the industry is testament to the level of service he provides.

Key Appointments

Chief Financial Officer – Telecoms

Head of Commercial Finance – Agribusiness

Finance Director – Public Sector

Head of IT Infrastructure – Global Commercial Business

National Audit Director – Top Tier Global Accounting Firm

Life outside the office

James is originally from the UK and stems from a business and marketing academic background. With a wealth of travel experience, living in many countries and a love for sports, James entered recruitment in 2005 for a firm based in London before later transferring to Australia and making this his home. James has put his nomadic ways behind him and is now a happily married father of two girls and a dog called Brutus. If only he could put his love of football behind him as well he may realise he can no longer make it playing professionally and hang up his boots.


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