Consulting About

SET Consulting focuses on understanding and matching the expectations and cultures of our clients with the skills, experience and personalities of our candidates. This allows us to constantly deliver a world-class service to meet diverse customer and candidate needs.

At SET Consulting we pride ourselves on getting to grips with our clients’ organisations; understanding not only the people at their heart, but also their culture and ethos. We are an executive search and contingency recruitment advisor, using our significant market knowledge, experience and judgement to help our clients employ the best qualified individuals for each position.

We’re known for our successful track record, responsiveness and discretion. We have a high performance culture and employ only experienced recruiters. These knowledgeable professionals provide a high level of service, deliver effective solutions and foster successful relationships through regular conversations with clients and candidates.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, SET Consulting was founded in 2003 by three directors with 60 years of combined experience in the global recruitment industry. Our services are based on a solid foundation of integrity, excellence, professionalism, best practice and value - delivered to both clients and candidates.

We are market leaders in managing all our clients’ recruitment needs - and also boast a great track record in start-up, green field projects.

SET Consulting works across South Africa, Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), operating in the finance, risk, IT/technology, HR, management consulting, operations and supply chain fields. We support our clients through a sophisticated talent pool of associates, working regularly with colleagues across international borders.


SET Consulting is a 51% black-owned Level 2 BBBEE organisation, one of the few specialist recruitment consultancies that is a true Level 2 BBBEE provider. 51% of our company is in the hands of a Black Ownership Trust, making a real difference to previously disadvantaged individuals. We opted for this in the belief that it would make a significant impact, rather than benefit a select few. We are determined not to pay mere lip service to BEE.


SET Consulting supports the following initiatives, all close to our directors' hearts:

What our clients say:

  • “I have been a client of SET Consulting for many years having used their services whilst working for various companies. They are highly professional and excellent in their field. They have a commendable ability to really understand their client's needs well and find high calibre candidates with great skills that also suit the culture of the client.”
  • “SET Consulting handles their briefs with utmost professionalism coupled with great attention to detail. Our contact person is very responsive, attentive and listens a lot, more than just talking and talking, a skill most can use. I consider him a great negotiator too, so able to persuade thinking.”
  • “I have worked with SET for over 8 years, and they have helped us employ very successful employees, mainly in Finance. They have an eye for exceptional talent, a large network of skills up to executive levels, are reliable and very professional. If you are looking for exceptional Finance skills for your organization, contact SET, because of exceptional executive search skills.”