About The Recruitment Network

For more than a decade we have built a company around our passion – people, food and service.
The Recruitment Network understand food professionals and are the nationwide leaders and preferred suppliers for the food industry.
Supplying government, defence, education, business, aged care, airline catering, hospitals, hotels and catering through to supply chain, grocery and production.
When you’re looking for people to wrap | pack | stack | clean and distribute, create and prepare or greet and serve we can supply round-the-clock temporary, temp to perm or permanent staff.
We know who you need and we have the work force to support you.
How can we help?



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I've always been fascinated by how things work, and how to do business, how to treat people, and how to achieve outcomes.

Liz Stegerhoek Pugh
Liz Stegerhoek Pugh

Liz has a company that genuinely listens, understands and seeks to match the right individual to the right team.

Her infectious energy and enthusiasm rubs off on everyone she works alongside.

Liz is heavily results focused and imbeds that into the TRN team.

P:   03 943 0867

E:   [email protected]

Michael Pugh

Michael has the ability to forge and foster relationships not only to the business but as a whole. He has successfully owned and managed businesses since the mid 90’s and has an extensive network to provide quality staffing solutions.

M:   021 304 802

E:    [email protected]

Rob Alexander
National Operations Manager

He prides himself on being a people person with a high-energy level, who understands the stresses of managing and owning businesses of all levels. 

M:    021 195 6089

E:      [email protected]

Andrew Methven
Northern Office - Area Manager

Andrew's passion for the hospitality Industry and his drive for excellence in whatever he does means he always recruits the best people for the roles whether Temporary or Permanent.

M:   021 605 428

E:    [email protected]

Evan Moran
Southern Office - General Manager

Evan has worked in hospitality for over 25 years. Starting in kitchens and working up, Evan has many years of experience in his native Ireland and many more years of international experience. Working in many hotels from Europe to china and the middle East before settling down in New Zealand where he now calls home.

M: 021 552 598

E: [email protected] 

Holly Baxter
Southern Office - General Manager

Holly’s relentless commitment goes above and beyond the call of duty to support industry professionals; her phone rings off the hook which is down to her amazing reputation and wealth of experience, attitude and motivation in matching both clients’ and candidates ‘needs.

M:   021 554 912

E:   [email protected]

Yaman Becerikli
Northern Office - Regional Manager

Yaman prides himself on being organised, energetic and goal driven, and ready to use his extensive knowledge to help people and businesses find the most suitable candidates.

M:   021 552 639

E:   [email protected]

Olly Edwards
Central Office - Regional Manager

As a restaurateur, Olly understands both the challenges and requirements facing owners and the expectation and opportunities available to those who choose to make hospitality their career.

M:  021 575 245

E:   [email protected]

Lisa Wicksteed
National Permanent Placement Manager

Lisa comes to us with 30 years' hospitality and restaurant experience. She creates long lasting relationships and will take genuine interest in understanding your business or operation.

Leading our national permanent recruitment portfolio, Lisa is the person to contact for your permanent staffing requirements. She will go above and beyond to find the best candidate to enhance your business.

M: 021 642 588

E: [email protected]

Paul Lapsley
Northern Office - Account Manager

Paul is originally Scottish - although he's been here in NZ for 20 years - and been in and around Hospitality for about 25 years.

He has recently returned to TRN, and prior to working with us last year he's worked in hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés, hospitality training and, more recently, as Staffing Manager for a catering company.

He looks forward to meeting and working with you in the near future.

M: 021 925 383

E: [email protected]


Marie Delaunay
Northern Office - Account Manager

France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand… Marie has been working in the hospitality industry across the globe for a number of years! She is all about diversity and meeting new people. Marie says “If you are good at what you do, it is easy to have fun anywhere you go!”

She loves people and will help you create the lifestyle that works best for you.

M: 021 641 535

E: [email protected] 


Sabrina Lilburn
Northern Office - Candidate Resourcer

Sabrina has spent the last five years or so either working hard in the hospitality industry or travelling the world. Both of these adventures have given her the people skills needed to be successful in her role as Candidate Resourcer at TRN.

She is excited to start this new journey helping others in the industry she knows and loves. 

M: 021 616 829

E: sabr[email protected]

Shavneel Narayan
Northern Office - Candidate Resourcer

Shavneel was Born in Fiji, and spent most of his life in New Zealand. He has a background in customer service environments, especially retail and call centre. Working in these environments has equipped Shavneel with the necessary skills to excel as a candidate resourcer. He loves to work quickly and efficiently, and tries to think outside the box.

M: 021 225 4269

E: [email protected]

Michael Gower
Hawkes Bay Office - Candidate Resourcer

Michael has a passion to see people succeed and be happy in their work, however that looks for them. He also take pride in placing whanau in positions that fit the skill set required for the position.

M: 021 388 712

E:  [email protected]

Kaylin Thomson
Central Office - Account Manager

Kaylin is a passionate hospitality professional with years of experience in New Zealand and overseas, as a chef in hatted restaurants, five-star hotels and national competitions. He understand the demands of the many roles in hospitality and the requirements of business. He is determined to help Kiwis get into work.

M: 022 161 2658

E: [email protected]

Jennifer Bertero
Central Office - Account Manager

Originally from Brazil, Jennifer has been living in New Zealand for the past five years.  She comes from a Digital Marketing background and has worked in New Zealand across multiple hospitality industries, and understands the marketplace needs very well.

She is excited to help to connect our clients to the perfect candidates.

M: 021 242 0176

E: [email protected] 

Simon Hartery
Central Office - Candidate Resourcer

Since graduating from University back in the UK, Simon has spent the past few years working and travelling across Australia and New Zealand. He has worked in various different industries including hospitality, catering, construction and even the movie industry! He loves a good challenge, as well as helping people reach their true potential!

M: 022 0616 821

E: [email protected] 

Gareth Goodin
Marlborough / Tasman - Regional Manager

Gareth was born and bred in Marlborough and has returned there after a 20-year stint in Asia-Pacific.

He has a passion for connecting enthusiastic people with interesting roles that keep the wheels of the world moving forward.

M:  021 194 0364

E: [email protected]

Leonie Paul
Blenheim Office - Candidate Resourcer

After many years in the Travel/Tourism industry in both Rotorua and Marlborough Leonie has decided to join the world of Recruitment.

Leonie loves working with people and is excited to work in the Marlborough/Tasman area to help get people into work.

M. 021 894 532

E. [email protected]

Jono Stegerhoek
Southern Office - Account Manager

As a Recruitment Consultant, Jono's approach in business is that of building quality lasting relationships and working together with you to achieve your recruitment goals.

His goal is to always provide a solution-based service, that provides you with sound Temporary and Permanent staffing solutions.

M: 021 701 058

E: [email protected]


Ary Harland
Southern Office - Account Manager

Ary is a recent arrival from Auckland, having worked at My Food Bag for the last 5 years as a Menu Planner. He’s fed a lot of kiwis with his recipes, which I’m sure at least one of you have enjoyed!

He enjoys a fast paced environment and thrives in situations where he can use his varied experience from  the hospitality industry.

He’s eagerly looking forward to connect great people to the right roles. Feel free to reach out anytime and come in for a cuppa.

M: 021 852 909

E: [email protected]

Elizma Green
Southern Office - Candidate Resourcer

Elizma originally hails from South Africa and has been in New Zealand for 4 years.

She comes from a Procurement and Recruitment background where she has managed high numbers of staff and has a knack for creating long lasting relationships with her clients and candidates.

Elizma is an extrovert and she loves working with people and helping them find work.

M: 021 554 649

E: [email protected]


Emily-Rose James
Southern Office - Candidate Resourcer

Emily is an organised and enthusiastic individual. With experience in a range of positions in different industries, she has the knowledge and service skills to help you.

Growing up in Nelson and after studying in Dunedin, Emily has found herself in Christchurch with a drive to provide the best administration and candidate support she can to the southern team.

M: 021 483 432

E: [email protected]

Nyia Strachan
Timaru Office - Candidate Resourcer

Nyia is a South Canterbury local with a diverse career spanning a range of industries and professions.

Although she has worked in many towns and cities around the South Island, Timaru has always been home.

Before joining the TRN team, Nyia was a recruitment manager during the 2020 General Election and brings with her a passion for all aspects of recruitment.

M: 021 973 942

E: [email protected]

Amy Pearce
HR Manager

Originally from the UK, but now calling Aotearoa her home, Amy has been working in HR for 15 years and has built up knowledge across a range of industry sectors. Amy has a passion for people and building relationships with others.

M: 021 741 767

E: [email protected]

Debbie Monkman (Dee)
Accounts Administration

Dee works for our three branches and is here to support both Clients and Candidates with wages, invoicing, roster statements, timesheets and everything in between!

M:   022 161 2658

E:   [email protected]

Sarah Brownlee
Payroll Clerk

Born in New Zealand and raised in Christchurch, Sarah worked in the supermarket industry for over 15 years. Working her way up from a checkout operator to a supervisor and staff trainer then into the office as an administrator. 
Ready for her next challenge, Sarah has decided to try a new industry. 

M:   021 552 672

E:   [email protected]

Samantha Dharmapriya
Northern Office - Payroll Support

Sam provides the best service to all faces making their way through the door.

She ensures all Admin is processed to start your employment with the Recruitment Network Auckland and is the main Support Superstar around the office.

M:   021 190 0629

E:   [email protected] 

Poppy Fowler-Blyth
National Administration

Poppy has several years’ experience in the hospitality industry, and knows her way around a coffee machine.

She grew up in Christchurch, studied in Wellington, and then found her way to TRN after having her UK working holiday cut short.

She provides administration support to all three branches, but the most crucial part of her role is making sure the CHCH team are kept caffeinated!

M: 022 261 6829

E: [email protected]rg.nz


Hind Lekbir
National Permeant Placement Administration

Before coming to Christchurch, Hind lived in Montreal working as a subtitle coordinator for Netflix.

Hind thrives working under pressure and strict deadlines, she even finds it challenging and rewarding.

Hind is very excited to learn more about Kiwi life and to provide great administration support to the National Perm team.

M: 021 862 755

E: [email protected]

Rachael Jones
Project Team Leader - Candidate Resourcer

Rachael has been working in recruitment for over 5 years and has a passion for helping people get to where they want to be!

She loves getting things organised, building strong relationships and playing DJ for the team during the day to get them motivated!

She is originally from London and has travelled all around the globe to finally call New Zealand her home.

M: 021 468 807

E: [email protected]

The Recruitment Network team bring energy and passion to their jobs. They all genuinely love their jobs and work hard to provide a seamless service for both employers and candidates for jobs. The team are committed to finding the right job for the right person and work tirelessly to make this happen.


With offices that cover the country, The Recruitment Network are passionate about offering recruitment in a customer centric way that matches the right candidates with the right position.


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