I was born in Invercargill and raised in Rotorua but have lived and worked around the world – from Japan, to the United Kingdom, to Holland. I have developed a keen instinct for recognising individuals with international-standard expertise who will fit, and thrive, in regional New Zealand.
Throughout my 13 year career, I have helped large corporates fill senior roles in London, Singapore, China and various points between. I have specialised across a number of sectors, including financial services and agribusiness, and been tasked with responsibility for placing senior executives in roles such as operations and general management.
I returned to the Bay of Plenty in 2013, with my husband and two boys in tow, to work for Zespri International. For almost three years, I managed the company’s mid- to executive-level global recruitment and further honed my instinct for the attributes which set outstanding candidates aside from the pack. I run a rigorous recruitment process, devoted to finding impressive roles for recruits of the highest calibre.
Examples of clients I have worked with:
- Zespri International
- ANZ National
- British Telecom
- Carter Holt Harvey
I’m a farm girl at heart. I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town in the mighty Waikato. On my OE to the United Kingdom, I managed a fast-paced temp desk for a large recruitment agency. I developed a reputation for making great job placements at speed.
On return to New Zealand, I landed a role with Madison Recruitment in Auckland. I managed a dual recruitment desk and 10 consultants. We worked at a furious pace, ranging across a variety of sectors, including public health and finance. Though we worked swiftly, I took pride in my team’s reputation for thorough checks and thoughtful, effective matching.
After a short stint in Nelson, my husband was transferred to Tauranga, and we jumped at the opportunity to move our family to the Bay of Plenty. I set up a local offering for Madison and, after maternity leave with my third child, created recruitment agency Ryan + Alexander in Tauranga with Bernadette.
Examples of clients I have worked with:
- Air New Zealand
- Southern Cross Healthcare
- BOP Regional Council
- Tauranga City Council
- University of London
I was born in Thames and, like Kiri, I grew up on a dairy farm and commenced my career as a banking consultant in the Rural Bank when I was 17. I had a varied career across banking and real estate and then, after the completion of my Bachelor’s degree which I completed while working full-time, I moved into an FMCG Territory Manager based in Auckland. My OE was calling and I too ‘fell into recruitment’ working for a boutique recruitment agency specialising in investment banking support staff and working on the temporary desk as a consultant. My husband and I returned to Tauranga, where he is from and I worked for a global recruiter, achieving the top 10 consultant in the world status in 2008. I moved to Zespri where I worked across nearly every team over a six year period. Now, having school-age children, I love the flexibility around school hours and I feel I can bring all of my skills learned over the last 24 years to contribute to the success of R+A and the local region.
Ryan + Alexander is a recruitment agency in Tauranga with a difference. We’ve chosen to focus all of our international-level expertise squarely on regional New Zealand and our success shows that we understand client expectations and work hard to exceed them. R+A is multi-disciplinary and our team have a breadth of expertise across disciplines and industries and therefore Ryan+Alexander is able to cover the full breadth of roles; temporary, contract or permanent, from entry-level to Executive Management. This is what we mean when we say we’re a ‘full-service’ recruitment agency. Our Tauranga-based job employment agency is renowned for its approachable and friendly atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t conscious of the value of your time. Working with us will never be onerous; our aim is to be excellent to do business with and to keep our dealings with clients and recruits as straightforward and efficient as possible.