The HR Department was set up in 2001 upon seeing that Kiwi SMEs required much greater support for the HR part of their operations. The intention of my business was to take on the entirety of this function, while also providing an advocacy service for both employees and employers. Importantly I’m not just about HR theory, I also focus on businesses’ bottom lines.
My expert skills in people management, business management and customer service perfectly aligned with providing these HR services to business. With a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree in marketing and finance from Massey University, I have worked in various sectors, including manufacturing, customer service, finance, retail and transport. A little more about my career path follows.
My appreciation of the stresses and pressures facing any contemporary business started with managing a flower shop for three years before attending university, and upon graduating working in various management roles.
In 2001 I worked with the Swedish Volvo Ocean Racing Team, Assa Abloy, and travelled around the world as part of the management of the shore crew during the 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean Race.
Upon returning to New Zealand I joined the largest global shipping company Maersk Line, where I assisted the management team through the acquisition of P&O Nedlloyd.
I have two children and am a keen runner and squash player.