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Katerina Makarios

Regional Manager - Wellington

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Katerina Makarios

Regional Manager - Wellington

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Kia ora, I’m Katerina!

I was born in Wellington to 1st generation Greek father, Emmanuel, and my mother, Kathy, of English/Irish descent. I grew up in Newtown with my two sisters – Demetria & Georgina, attended local schools and studied a Bachelor of Design at Massey University here in Wellington. My husband and I have a cricket loving 13 year old son and have called Wellington home for 40 years.

While I studied I worked at the local McDonald’s as a birthday party hostess, where I honed the art of making animal balloons, customer service, trained up and coming managers, and taught school kids how to iron their shirts. After my studies I worked for a luxury high end fashion company before being asked to come back to McDonald’s as the Franchisee’s local store marketing and HR specialist. I spent a couple of years recruiting over 120 staff, managed inductions, built relationships with other businesses and community groups and trained early-in-career managers.

During a weekend away in Nelson with my husband the conversation turned to how we might broaden our life experience – McDonald’s was a great foundation, but we both knew we needed more (yes, I met him while making Big Macs!) It was then that we made the decision to train as ESOL teachers. We quickly landed a two year contract with an English-immersion kindergarten in Japan, where we taught 18mth to 5 year olds, made life long Japanese friends, and fell in love with karaoke and takoyaki. It was an incredibly enriching experience and Japan will always hold a special place in my heart.

Still feeling not quite ready to settle in Wellington, an opportunity arose in Auckland with McDonald’s National Office for my husband and I when we returned to Aotearoa. Working back with McDonald’s again brought so many opportunities, including being a part of Variety Bash, school Road Safety visits with Ronald and working with hugely talented individuals.

A year in Auckland turned out to still be too far away from whānau, and we soon made the decision to come back to Newtown. You’ll often hear from people working in this industry that being a recruiter isn’t something you grow up wanting to be; that you ‘fall’ into it. That’s exactly what happened in my situation. My sister Georgina was a coordinator for H2R and Eugene asked her if I’d be interested in a recruitment role with the team. Not knowing a lot about what I had signed up to I committed to giving recruitment 12 months. It’s been 15 years and moving into this industry has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve loved the journey and variety recruitment offers, including the career opportunities. I’ve built longstanding relationships with a range of contractors, candidates and clients over the years, many who I consider friends. The best part of my role is that I get to work with an inspiring team that care about the work they do. I’m proud of how they support and motivate one another to succeed inside and outside of work and that we are locally owned and operated.

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Kate Terlau

Recruitment Team Manager/Contracting Specialist

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Kate Terlau

Recruitment Team Manager/Contracting Specialist

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Kia ora koutou

I have been with H2R since 2016, most recently as Recruitment Team Manager and Contracting Specialist – a role I absolutely adore! I specialise across HR, Change Management, and Project/Programme Management contract portfolios, alongside leading our wonderful team of emerging recruiters. I love being part of the H2R whanau and feel blessed to be in a role, team and industry I enjoy so much that I truly love coming to work each day.

I’m also the proud mama of two awesome and hilarious little boys (2 and 4 yrs old) who keep my husband and I very much on our toes and well entertained. Family, friends, food, wine and coffee is essentially what makes me tick – so outside of work you’ll find me enjoying all of the above, as well as going on adventures across our beautiful country (and beyond now that that’s an option again!). I’d love to add some sporting or fitness accolades to this spiel however truth be told there is not much I could claim in that respect.. maybe one day!

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Alex Nation

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Alex Nation

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Hi I’m Alex Nation, I have been with H2R for over 8 years and have been lucky enough to hold a number of roles during that time starting out as Team Admin, soon followed by stepping into a Business Support Consultant role and finally becoming one of H2R’s Contracting Specialists, which I’ve now been doing for the last 4 ½ years and love! I specialise in contract Change Management, Project/Programme Management, HR and Communications.

I was born and raised in Wellington and am lucky enough to be surrounded by my family who all live locally. When I’m not at work, you’ll usually find me spending time with my 1 year old daughter, my husband and our Miniature Schnauzer, Gary. We are big camping fans and love road-tripping around NZ and eventually back overseas as the world slowly returns to normal to visit my brother and his family in Wales. In my spare time, I’m usually out running, at the beach or catching up with friends and family.

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Nikki Grebby

Senior Consultant - Wellington

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Nikki Grebby

Senior Consultant - Wellington

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Hi, I’m Nikki Grebby, I have been with H2R coming up 7 years, I specialise in contract, permanent and fixed term HR, Recruitment, L&D/OD, Ministerial, Business Analyst, Communications and Marketing roles. I’m a mum to my three beautiful kids, who keep me busy outside of work. I love the outdoors and getting out for walks and exploring our backyard, we are lucky enough to live near the beach so you will often find me there. I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, I am always up for an adventure and am looking forward to being able to travel more freely again.

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Gemma Odams

HR, OD and L&D Specialist - Wellington

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Gemma Odams

HR, OD and L&D Specialist - Wellington

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Hi, I’m Gemma Odams. I’ve been working at H2R since 2018 , first starting my journey as a Recruitment Administrator before stepping into the Business Support Portfolio as a Recruitment Consultant. My portfolio has broadened and I now recruit across the permanent, fixed term and contract senior HR portfolio which I really enjoy!

I am originally from Wellington and have previously lived down south, where I studied, after spending some time travelling overseas. I am an avid netballer and you will find me at the courts every Saturday. I enjoy the outdoors, music, spending time with friends and having a vino every now and then! Always up for a coffee catch up and love the people aspect of being a recruiter.

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Paul Hodder

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Paul Hodder

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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I’m a Chartered Accountant and have been at H2R for over 8 years. I specialise in recruiting contract and permanent, programme manager, project manager, change, business analyst, data, accounting, risk and finance management roles. Outside of work we have just become empty nesters with the youngest of our 3 awesome kids having just left home for Uni. I am a very keen fisherman, kayaker, walker and still attempt to play masters footy and social tennis. Always keen for a social catch up, coffee or beer and looking forward to the world opening up and having some adventures overseas again!!

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Mike Healy

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Mike Healy

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Mike comes with seven 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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Shane MacKay

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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Shane MacKay

Principal Consultant - Wellington

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I’m new to H2R having joined the team in September 2022 but I’m not at all new to recruitment with 20 something years under my belt. I specialise in exec tier two and three roles and contract and perm policy and comms placements.  At home I struggle to keep up with a couple of teenage boys and a partner with a long list of DIY assignments that need doing around the house. Biking and the odd run keep me from threatening the scales and give me an excuse to indulge in good food, wine, and the occasional craft beer.

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Naomi Brennan

Recruitment Consultant - Wellington

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Naomi Brennan

Recruitment Consultant - Wellington

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Kia ora,

I’m Naomi and I have been with H2R since way back in 2018! I specialise in recruiting permanent, fixed term and contract Programme and Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Business Analysts across the public and private sector.

Originally from Ireland, I’ve called NZ home for almost 9 years. I started my career as a beauty therapist and managed day spas in NZ and Ireland so I’m very passionate about providing excellent customer service. I have a young family and we live on the beautiful Kapiti Coast where we get to enjoy hanging at the beach or indulging at one of the many delicious cafes close by!

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Olivia Pearson

Recruitment Consultant - Wellington

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Olivia Pearson

Recruitment Consultant - Wellington

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Kia ora  koutou

I have recently started my Recruitment Consultant career at H2R, having previously worked as an Events Advisor.

I grew up in Karori, Wellington and now live up the Kapiti Coast with my partner Keiran and our two dogs.  I love spending time at the beach, fishing, horse riding and catching up with friends & family – often with a wine in hand!  I have represented New Zealand numerous times through horse riding which has allowed me to travel overseas, and I look forward to continuing my travels and exploring new countries!

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Kerry Pattinson

Recruitment Consultant - Wellington

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Kerry Pattinson

Recruitment Consultant - Wellington

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Kerry joined H2R in 2015 and has a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Business Psychology. She started out as a Recruitment Team Administrator then moved into a Talent Development Consultant role where she spent six years providing specialised services using a range of psychometric assessment tools for a range of public and private sector clients, for both selection and development purposes.

Kerry is now a Recruitment Consultant specialising in recruiting permanent and temp business support, administrative and advisory roles.

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Georgina Makarios

Candidate Manager - Wellington

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Georgina Makarios

Candidate Manager - Wellington

Georgina has been with H2R almost since the beginning, starting way back in 2005 when she was only 18 years old.  She has been one of H2R’s superstar recruiters, specialising in the contracting space and has many strong relationships with clients and candidates in the Wellington market.  We are lucky to have Georgina back in a part time Candidate Manager capacity while she raises her two young boys.  In this role she will be focusing on building and maintaining our talent pools for contract and permanent roles.

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Alicia Clegg

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Alicia Clegg

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Alicia joined the H2R whanau in November 2023 and brings with her a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science.  Not being content with this, she is also completing a Master of Science majoring in Sport Exercise and Health.  Alicia has held support and administrative roles in the services sector.  She was also a Recruitment Specialist with valuable candidate management experience.  At H2R Consulting Alicia is the primary person responsible for generating Contracts for Services and liaising with our independent contractors.  She works closely with our senior recruiters and helps manage our events.

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Georgia Hall

Recruitment and Testing Coordinator - Wellington

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Georgia Hall

Recruitment and Testing Coordinator - Wellington

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Georgia joined the H2R whanau in June 2023 and has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology.  Before joining H2R she worked as an Associate Consultant in a multinational recruitment agency managing temps and business support candidates.  At H2R Georgia is a key part of the Talent Development team where she administers psychometric assessments using our various platforms and works closely with our psychologists to analyse results.  Georgia also provides support to our recruitment team with reference and background checks.

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Skee Joseph

Talent Development Manager - Wellington

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Skee Joseph

Talent Development Manager - Wellington

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Skee has a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Psychology with over 13 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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Danielle Keen

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Danielle Keen

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Danielle joined H2R in November 2023 and has worked in both the health and recruitment sector.  She has a certificate in HR and personnel management.  Danielle produces our Temp contracts and provides support to our perm and temp recruiters.  She also looks after the front office and is usually the first person you will come across on the phone.

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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

Tena koutou katoa

Ko Eugene Ng  toku Ingoa

Ko Marēhia (Malaysia) te whakapaparanga mai

engari

Ko Ahuriri (Napier) te whenua tupu

Ko Ahuriri au e noho ana

He Director au i H2R

Tena kotu, tena kotu, tenakotu, katoa

 

I was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and emigrated to New Zealand in 1970 with my parents Margaret and Eddie. My father was contracted to coach the NZ badminton team for the 1974 Commonwealth Games.  I grew up in Napier (Ahuriri) from the age of four and commute between Bay View and Wellington with my wife Tina.  My parents who are now in their 80s, still live there.

After graduating from Massey University in 1991, I worked in the Wellington recruitment industry for 30 years, initially at Morgan and Banks from 1991 to 1996 then Momentum from 1996 to 2003 as an Organisational Psychologist.  In 2004 I established H2R Consulting with some of my former colleagues initially as an organisational development consultancy then evolving into the full service recruitment agency it is today.

I feel privileged to be part of the H2R whanau who have a culture of respect, teamwork and support.  Many of our whanau have been with H2R for well over 10 years and a few are the same people I started out in my career with over 30 years ago.

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Alex Allan

Director - H2R Technology

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Alex Allan

Director - H2R Technology

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Alex has over 12 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

Director - H2R Technology

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Daniel Wharakura

Director - H2R Technology

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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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Tina Ng

Director - Wellington

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Tina Ng

Director - Wellington

Tina was appointed as a Director across both H2R Consulting and H2R Technology in March 2021.  She has over 25 years experience in the recruitment industry and was a founding Director of one of New Zealand’s largest specialist IT recruitment companies before selling it to publicly listed AWF Madison in 2017.  Tina’s role at H2R will be to provide support to the growth and development of H2R Technology as well as being involved in specific projects across the H2R group.

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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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Leila Dick

Candidate Manager - Auckland

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Leila Dick

Candidate Manager - Auckland

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Leila joined H2R in September 2021 while finishing a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Management and Marketing at Victoria University. Growing up in the Naki, Leila is an extremely energetic and motivated member of the H2R Technology team.  Hands down, she is the loudest person in the office. You will get to experience this if you are a candidate applying for IT roles or you may get a call from her if she is carrying out searches for specific skills.

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Tiana Jorgensen

Candidate Manager - Wellington

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Tiana Jorgensen

Candidate Manager - Wellington

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Tiana is originally from the Naki, studied in Otago and now calls Welly home (she was born in Aussie, but we try not to hold that against her).

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology & Gender Studies, she moved the windy city, and joins the H2R Technology team as an experienced Candidate Manager with 2+ years’ experience already working in IT recruitment.

Tiana has a lively personality and loves understanding human behaviour which makes her effortless connections with candidates, meaningful. Tiana always delves beyond her candidates’ qualifications and skills, taking the time to assesses her candidates’ personalities, aptitudes, and cultural fit. You may get to know Tiana as she carries out candidate searches for various roles within the H2R Technology team.

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Jaymin Southee

Consultant - Wellington

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Jaymin Southee

Consultant - Wellington

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Jaymin joined the team in July 2022 and has a has a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Management and Public Policy. He has spent a year at H2R Technology specialising in end-to-end Candidate Management and Client support. Jaymin has a background in both the public and private sector across retail, professional services, and the insurance industry. Recently Jaymin has moved into a Recruitment Consultant role supporting Digital, Technology, and Project based roles partnering with both Public and Private organisations. With a genuine passion for supporting and building relationships with both candidates and clients Jaymin will find the right talent for your organisation’s needs. Outside of work Jaymin is usually found in the outdoors be it hiking, fishing, or getting a workout in.

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Nik Gerondis

Candidate Manager - Wellington

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Nik Gerondis

Candidate Manager - Wellington

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Jessica Lambert

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Jessica Lambert

Recruitment Coordinator - Wellington

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Jessica joined the H2R whanau in June 2022 as a Recruitment Coordinator.  She has a Diploma in Tourism Management and comes from a background in the tourism and hospitality sector.  Jessica is experienced working in fast paced, customer driven environments which made her well suited to the recruitment industry.  At H2R Technology, she is responsible for supporting our permanent and contracting team, putting together new contracts, extensions and liaising with candidates.

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Imogen Stythe

Recruitment Consultant - Auckland

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Imogen Stythe

Recruitment Consultant - Auckland

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Imogen joined the H2R whanau in October 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University of Wellington majoring in Psychology. She moved back home to Auckland at the start of 2022 to start her career after university. Imogen is experienced in working in customer-focused environments which made her keen to join the recruitment industry.

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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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Debbi Andresen

Payroll and Finance Specialist - Wellington

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Debbi Andresen

Payroll and Finance Specialist - Wellington

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Debbi has been known to the H2R team for many years prior to joining in September 2022.  She has extensive experience as a Payroll and Finance specialist working for large corporates including the recruitment sector.  Debbi runs the H2R payroll which includes over 180 permanent and casual staff.

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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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