Meet Our Team

Lucy McLernon

Regional Manager - Auckland

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Lucy McLernon

Regional Manager - Auckland

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Lucy started with H2R in 2006 and after doing her OE, returned to the H2R family. As Regional Manager, Lucy has oversight across our Auckland Office, managing the Permanent, Contracting and Business Support recruitment teams.

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Hayley Wright

Head of Talent Development - Auckland

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Hayley Wright

Head of Talent Development - Auckland

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Hayley has been in the H2R family since 2006. She completed her psychology registration in 2004 and has a first class Honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. With over 15 years experience as a consultant psychologist, Hayley now leads the H2R’s Talent Development team on a national basis. She also works closely with Regional Manager Lucy McLernon to manage the Auckland Office.
Hayley is certified to interpret the SHL, Hogan and Genesys range of tests. She is also a qualified Executive coach.

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Jane Walker

Director - Auckland

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Jane Walker

Director - Auckland

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Rachael O’Sullivan

Senior Consultant - Auckland

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Rachael O’Sullivan

Senior Consultant - Auckland

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Rachael first started with H2R in 2012 and spent six years working in the contracting portfolio. In mid 2018 she branched out to take on a sales role with a sports franchise before returning to the H2R family to reconnect with her clients and candidates on the permanent recruitment side.

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Lissa Crook

Contracting Specialist - Auckland

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Lissa Crook

Contracting Specialist - Auckland

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Lissa Crook has several years recruitment experience, predominantly in the Legal/HR & NGO space. She has worked with a range of large national and international clients as well local companies including AoG and charities. Prior to Recruitment, Lissa had a past life as a Solicitor and also worked within the Trustee Industry. She joined H2R in 2016 as a Senior Consultant/Contracting Specialist and is committed to providing excellent service to both her clients and candidates.

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Gemma Forrest

Consultant - Auckland

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Gemma Forrest

Consultant - Auckland

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Gemma started with H2R in early 2018 and has a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Psychology and Social Geography. Gemma specialises in the recruitment of Business Support roles including temp and permanent Administration and Co-ordination roles across HR, EA/PA, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and Projects.

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Josh Armitt

Contracting Specialist - Auckland

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Josh Armitt

Contracting Specialist - Auckland

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Josh has a BSc in Psychology and Human Resource Management and enjoys providing support to both businesses and candidates in order to create a productive and well fit environment for both. Josh is one of our Contracting Specialists and always aims to provide a personalised and fluid recruitment experience.

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Clio Hartdegen

Business Support Specialist - Auckland

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Clio Hartdegen

Business Support Specialist - Auckland

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Clio has a Diploma in Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Art & Design, as well as having studied papers in Business and Marketing at AUT. Clio has spent the last four years at Hungry Creek Art & Craft School, a tertiary education provider focusing in Contemporary Jewellery & Art and Design, working in Marketing, Admin and Recruitment. Clio enjoys making jewellery and collecting art. Clio is one of our amazing Business Support Consultants and recruits temporary and permanent administration, co-ordination, advisor positions across HR, EA/PA, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and Projects.

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Oshin Robertson

Business Support Specialist - Auckland

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Oshin Robertson

Business Support Specialist - Auckland

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Oshin joined H2R in May 2019 and has a BBS degree majoring in Marketing. She has a background in Retail, Insurance and Financial Services and has held customer service and banking advisory positions. Oshin specialises in the recruitment of Business Support roles including temp and permanent Administration and Co-ordination roles across HR, EA/PA, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and Projects.

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Danielle Bethune

Talent Development Consultant - Auckland

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Danielle Bethune

Talent Development Consultant - Auckland

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Danielle joined H2R in early 2020 and is a consultant in our talent development team. She completed her Master of Arts in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology in 2020, and also holds both a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Danielle has a strong interest in psychometric tools and is passionate about assisting organisations and people to flourish and reach their potential.Danielle joined H2R in early 2020 and is a consultant in our talent development team. She completed her Master of Arts in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology in 2020, and also holds both a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Danielle has a strong interest in psychometric tools and is passionate about assisting organisations and people to flourish and reach their potential.

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Karon Campbell

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Karon Campbell

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Karon is a specialist in the areas of Career Development, Career Transition and Outplacement and is passionate about working with individuals and groups to help them achieve success in their work and career. Using her energetic, practical and pragmatic approach Karon helps people to prepare well for their job search or career change. Karon also works hard to connect people with her extensive network of contacts to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Karon has also managed and facilitated large restructures and change initiatives, ensuring that organisation focus effectively on the people side of change.

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Leeanne Parkinson

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Leeanne Parkinson

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Leeanne has extensive experience in the provision of change and outplacement support to organisations and their people. She is skilled in delivering individual programmes and workshops, as well as project management and coordination of these programmes for clients.
Leeanne has a Certificate in Career Development from AUT and is currently working towards NMIT’s Diploma in Career Guidance. Outside of work she enjoys photography, sailing the NZ coast and travelling to far flung destinations around the globe.

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Jan Natusch

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Jan Natusch

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Jan has been working in the Career Transition/ Outplacement space for over 16 years, working with individuals at all levels and facilitating group workshops in a wide range of organisations. She has led or co-facilitated downsizing and closure projects for a number of organisations throughout New Zealand.

Her passion for her work is reflected in her practical, upbeat approach to helping both candidates and client organisations to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Louise Dove

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

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Louise Dove

Career and Change Specialist - Auckland

Louise has an extensive background in career management, transition and counselling. She has worked closely with organisations going through change, developing and facilitating workshops to support managers and their people. A strong practical and positive approach ensures that clients feel supported and in control throughout the change process. Her early career was in Human Resources, Recruitment and Education. She has a Masters in Education (Counselling).

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Claire Robertson

Team Administrator - Auckland

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Claire Robertson

Team Administrator - Auckland

Claire has extensive experience in the television industry working in a range of production, and operational roles. At H2R she works closely with the Career Transition Team providing resources and support at a national level to our Auckland and Wellington teams.

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Blake Nyenkamp

Team Administrator - Auckland

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Blake Nyenkamp

Team Administrator - Auckland

Blake graduated with a BSc in psychology and Human Resource Management. He plays basketball in Men’s league competitions around Auckland and is also a volunteer coach for the Special Olympics Greenhithe Giants. Blake joined H2R as a Team Administrator and contributes support to the Permanent Recruitment and TD teams.

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Jade Hernon

Team Administrator - Auckland

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Jade Hernon

Team Administrator - Auckland

Jade joined H2R in December 2019 as a Team Administrator. She has over four years administration and customer service experience gained from within the financial services and retail sectors. She supports the Contracting and Business Support teams and will be one of the first points of contact for candidates and clients for the Auckland office.

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Katerina Makarios

Regional Manager - Wellington

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Katerina Makarios

Regional Manager - Wellington

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Katerina has been with H2R for over 13 years, specialising in contracting and change management. As the Wellington Regional Manager, she has oversight across the H2R Wellington Permanent, Contract and Business Support recruitment teams.

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Alex Nation

Contracting Specialist - Wellington

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Alex Nation

Contracting Specialist - Wellington

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Alex started with H2R in 2014 and began her recruitment career in Business Support. She is now part of our contracting team and specialises in the areas of project management, Communications, Change Management and HR.

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Nikki Grebby

Contracting Specialist - Wellington

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Nikki Grebby

Contracting Specialist - Wellington

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Nikki started with H2R in 2015 working as a Business Support Specialist then managing the Business Support team. She now specialises in the recruitment of permanent HR and generalist contract HR roles in the contracting team.

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Kirsty Brown

Policy and Communications Specialist - Wellington

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Kirsty Brown

Policy and Communications Specialist - Wellington

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Kirsty has over 13 years experience in the recruitment industry and is a specialist in the policy and communications disciplines. Kirsty has a curious mind and is skilled in asking the critical questions to uncover what candidates really want from their careers, and also the core competencies hiring managers require when recruiting hard to fill vacancies.

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Victoria Brice

HR, OD and L&D Specialist - Wellington

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Victoria Brice

HR, OD and L&D Specialist - Wellington

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Victoria has a B.Com majoring in marketing and management. She joined H2R in 2016 as part of the contracting team and now specialises in HR, OD and L&D roles.

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Paul Hodder

Accounting and Finance Specialist - Wellington

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Paul Hodder

Accounting and Finance Specialist - Wellington

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Paul is CA qualified and specialises in recruiting both contract and permanent, accounting, business analyst, data, procurement, risk and finance management roles. His background includes working in a range of senior internal finance roles.

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Mike Healy

Accounting and Finance Specialist - Wellington

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Mike Healy

Accounting and Finance Specialist - Wellington

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Mike comes with five years of Wellington based Finance recruitment experience. With a passion to really get to know his clients and their businesses, Mike loves to learn what his clients need and when.

With an extremely transparent and authentic approach, Mike simply focuses on locating his clients and candidates the best matches as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality.

Prior to his life in recruitment, Mike worked both in the Banking and Insurance world in Wellington and Melbourne over a period of 10 years. This experience within sectors he recruits has put him in a good position to easier understand his client’s needs.
Mike enjoys recruiting across Accounting, both temporary, contract, and permanent. He is also very in touch with the Investment / Wealth talent market in New Zealand and has a personal interest in this area.

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Janine Petersen

Business Support Specialist - Wellington

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Janine Petersen

Business Support Specialist - Wellington

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Janine joined the H2R team in 2017 and has extensive experience in customer service and contact centre roles in the financial services sector. She specialises in the areas of temp and permanent business support and contact centre recruitment.

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Gemma Odams

Business Support Specialist - Wellington

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Gemma Odams

Business Support Specialist - Wellington

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Gemma has a BA in Psychology and has been with H2R since 2018. She specialises in the recruitment of Business support temps and permanent admin staff.

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Grace Kempthorne

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Grace Kempthorne

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

Grace joined H2R in early 2020 and has a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. A handy skill set to have in an office that orders 12 King Sized bars of chocolate each week. She has a background in hospitality and retail. Her role at H2R is to provide support to the contracting team and is a main point of contact for our contractors.

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Megan Clowes

Recruitment and Testing Coordinator - Wellington

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Megan Clowes

Recruitment and Testing Coordinator - Wellington

Megan started with H2R in mid 2019 and has a Bachelor of Health Science from Massey University. She has a high level of experience in the service industry, having held front line and supervisory roles. Megan is responsible for setting up our psychometric assessments and also assists our permanent recruitment consultants.  Although Megan is her given name, she also answers to “Gan”, “Tron”, “Megatron” or “Pearl”.

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Ailbhe Long

Team Administrator - Wellington

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Ailbhe Long

Team Administrator - Wellington

Ailbhe joined H2R in early 2020 and has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cork in Ireland. She speaks three languages and has a background managing events in the hospitality industry. Ailbhe (pronounced Alva) looks after our Business Support and H2R Technology teams. She is usually the first person you speak to when you visit or call H2R’s Wellington office.  Her incredible general knowledge demonstrated during the daily 5 min quiz has earned her the nickname “the crazy professor” among her other nicknames;  “Albert”. “Baby Andy”, “Bertie” and “Oliver”.

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Kerry Pattinson

Talent Development Consultant - Wellington

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Kerry Pattinson

Talent Development Consultant - Wellington

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Kerry joined H2R in 2015 and has a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Psychology. She is part of H2R’s Talent Development team and is certified to interpret the Saville range of tests.

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Skee Joseph

Senior Talent Development Consultant - Wellington

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Skee Joseph

Senior Talent Development Consultant - Wellington

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Skee has a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Psychology with over 10 years’ experience in talent development, talent management, leadership development and career transition in Australia and New Zealand. She started with H2R in 2010 and has returned from a two year stint in Melbourne. Skee has successfully managed recruitment campaigns with integrated assessment frameworks for clients in the consumer, retail, financial, automotive and government sectors.

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Andrew Wells

Career and Change Specialist - Wellington

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Andrew Wells

Career and Change Specialist - Wellington

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Andrew has an extensive consulting background in Change Management. For more than 20 years he has developed and facilitated end to end Career Transition / Outplacement, Change Management and Career Coaching initiatives for a range of clients and candidates. He has worked on many national and regional change initiatives, covering most industry sectors at all levels from Chief Executive to the shop floor

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Jason Lloyd

Career and Change Specialist - Wellington

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Jason Lloyd

Career and Change Specialist - Wellington

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Jason has over 12 years experience in the H2R team. He is an experienced OD practitioner and is certified to use a number of psychometric tools. He has a background in the provision of assessment and career services across a range of public and private sector organisations.

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Eugene Ng

Director - Wellington

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Eugene Ng

Director - Wellington

Eugene has worked in the recruitment and human resource consulting industry since 1991 and has a well established track record in New Zealand. In 2004 he became one of the founding Directors of H2R Consulting.

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Katrina Lucinsky

Group Finance and Operations Manager - Wellington

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Katrina Lucinsky

Group Finance and Operations Manager - Wellington

Katrina, aka “Treens” oversees all of H2R’s corporate finance and operations.  She is a CA qualified accountant and has held finance manager roles in a number of public and private sector organisations.  Katrina has been with H2R since 2017 and is a key part of our senior leadership team..

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Liz Clancy

Finance Manager - Wellington

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Liz Clancy

Finance Manager - Wellington

Liz has been with H2R since early 2005.  She was our first finance team member and moved into being our Finance Manager before heading off to have two children in between.  Liz’s in-depth knowledge of H2R’s systems, processes and history makes her an invaluable asset to the team.  She oversees our temp payroll, All of Government reporting and H2R Technology finance function.

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Wendy Lyon

Assistant Accountant - Wellington

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Wendy Lyon

Assistant Accountant - Wellington

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Wendy has been with H2R since 2008.  She looks after our accounts payable and receivables functions as well as our contractor payroll.  If you are one of our contractors, you will most likely have spoken to Wendy.  One of Wendy’s key attributes is her past life as a professional baker.  The 25 people in our Wellington office are shamelessly treated to Wendy’s kitchen creations every Tuesday morning.

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Ellen Romero

Assistant Accountant - Wellington

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Ellen Romero

Assistant Accountant - Wellington

Ellen has been with H2R as a temp since February 2020.  She helped us get through a period of high demand for temp payroll services during the Level 3 and 4 Covid lockdowns.  Ellen has held senior finance roles in the past and we are lucky to have her “give back to the community” by coming to work for us for a period of time. 

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Alex Allan

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Alex Allan

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Alex has over 10 years Recruitment experience in the Technology & Digital industries here in New Zealand.

Having worked in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, Alex has an excellent professional network and prides himself on being able to source both excellent career opportunities for talented technologists as well as delivering the best talent to his clients that the market has to offer.

Alex is passionate about understanding his client’s businesses and thrives on being able to create partnerships to achieve real business outcomes. Alex has a particular interest in working with Technology business leaders, to define workforce roadmaps and create bespoke sourcing strategies that contribute towards successful outcomes.

Alex has received many accolades in his recruitment career, a particular highlight was being recognised as New Zealand’s Recruitment Consultant of the year in 2016 at the Seek Sara Awards.

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Daniel Wharakura

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Daniel Wharakura

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Highly focused and pro-active consultant, Daniel strives to deliver great outcomes for his candidates and clients.

Working to understand your organisations culture and environment, as well as job requirements in a collaborative way. Daniel will set out a clear guideline to ensure successful results with a transparent approach.

A key skill Daniel has is his ability to source, attract and engage with the correct talent for each role. He will also strive to provide a range of options to ensure that you will be making an informed decision.

Daniel has developed this approach through over 11 years of senior level recruitment experience globally, nationally and locally! Pro-active, detailed, enthusiastic and committed to deliver is what some clients have said about him.

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Adam Barratt

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Adam Barratt

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Adam has over 9 years experience as an IT recruitment specialist. He has worked for global and NZ owned companies in both consultant and leadership roles. Adam has a strong reputation in the Wellington market for his honest and transparent approach to engaging with both clients and candidates.

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Sherena Dullabh

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Sherena Dullabh

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Sherena has over 7 years recruitment experience across New Zealand and the UK. She has been able to take her strong customer focused attitude and channel that toward matching talent with opportunities. Sherena has developed a strong sense of partnership with her candidates and clients and enjoys taking a more consultative approach to understanding business needs and using a tailored approach to talent sourcing. Having worked across core technology and ICT procurement, Sherena has experience in project recruitment, resourcing new teams from scratch as well as delivering talent to established teams.

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Kane Landers

Consultant - Wellington

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Kane Landers

Consultant - Wellington

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Kane joined H2R Technology in early 2019 and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing. Having worked as a marketing tutor and analyst, he has a strong background in digital marketing. At H2R Kane specialises in the recruitment of technology and digital specialists for both the private and public sector.

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