E pā ana ki a mātou / About us

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WE DELIVER!
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 believe we all need a sense of belonging, a way we can add value to society and contribute to our community. We need purpose and direction to have a sense of worth. Having a great work ethic and living a life of purpose promotes resilience. Resilience helps us deal with uncertainty and the ups and downs in life.

Liz Stegerhoek Pugh

Exec Team

Teresa Moore
CEO

Commercially astute with people-orientated leadership skills that span over 25 years across business start-ups, SME, national and multi-national organisations.

My expertise lies at the intersection of business operations and human resources, across diverse multi-cultural teams in professional services, contracting services and talent solutions service organisations. 

Authentic leadership with proven abilities to drive change in difficult times and lead people towards a new future together. An experienced professional in sustainable, profitable and high-performing cultures that deliver results.

M: 021 688 927

E: [email protected]

Dene Robinson
Chief Financial Officer

Dene has extensive leadership, commercial and financial experience in private and Public Sector organisations. He is keen on continuous improvement by identifying Efficiency (doing the right thing) and Effectiveness (doing the right thing well).

Outside of the workplace, Dene have many years of experience in Basketball coaching, playing, and administration – a sport which has given him unique experiences and opportunities.

M:   021 225 4269

E:    [email protected]

 

Holly Baxter
Industrial Director

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]

Andrew Methven
Hospitality Director

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]

Mark Cooper
Strategic Accounts Director

Having trained originally as a chef in Christchurch, Mark spent 18 years working in kitchens in NZ, Australia and the UK. The last 15 years have been in Regional Management and Business Development roles in Contract Catering, Aged Care as well as a stint in the Animal Health industry. Mark brings a wealth of Knowledge in the Hospitality Industry, and as a long-term friend of TRN loves being part of the team.

M:  021 632 890

E:    [email protected]

Support Services

Debbie Monkman (Dee)
Accounts

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!

E:   [email protected]

Sarah Brownlee
Payroll Team Leader

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. 

E:   [email protected]

Kasanita Sikulu
Payroll Officer

(Currently on Maternity Leave)

Originally from the Friendly Island, Tonga and have stayed in Auckland all the years I’ve been in New Zealand. I relocated to Christchurch a year ago and is now my home away from home. I’ve been in Recruitment for almost 4 years, from a candidate to a Recourse Consultant and now finally doing what I’ve always been passionate about – Payroll. 

E:  [email protected]

Elizma Van Zyl
National Trainer

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: 021 651 461

E: [email protected]

Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau

Nanita Devi
Hospitality Consultant

Nanita is from the amazing island of Fiji born and raised. She finished the Advance Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism. She moulded in hospitality for more than 15 years and 5 years in Finance and Administration. Nanita achieved awards and medals in NZ Barista and Restaurant of the year competitions. She is ready and willing to connect, support and assist people. She stands to say “Together we can do more.” Bula Vinaka!

M:  021 641 535

E:    [email protected]

Alsharief Aldawi
Industrial Consultant

Alsharief originally hails from Sudan, where the 2 Niles merges. Alsharief has a driven mindset and works hard to achieve his goals. Before joining TRN, Al worked in hospitality and event security. Al is excited for his journey at TRN to implement all the knowledge he’s gained to help his candidates get their dream jobs!

M:  021 555 2598

E: [email protected]

Maria Ompoc
Industrial Consultant

Maria was born and shine in the Philippines, and has been in the construction industry for more than 13 years focusing on material procurement, project cost monitoring accounts payable, programme coordinator and administrator, and polishing daily scaffold operation. Helping people is my passion and a believer of teamwork makes dreams work!

M: 021 616 829

E: [email protected]

Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Tamahou Waikari
Hospitality Team Leader

Tamahou has 20 years of Hospitality experience in Wellington, he loves working with people and in an industry that is close to his heart, come in and see him for a coffee and a chat about your future… short term or long! 

M:  021 552 745

E:    [email protected]

Gavin Rowand
Hospitality Consultant

Gavin is a Modern Trained Chef, Coming from the beautiful bay of plenty, after years of Cooking all up and down the country decided to settle in wellington and has called it home for the last 6 years. Gavin loves meeting new people and talking about all things sport and business.

M:    021 021 11120

E:      [email protected]

Lynette Harper
Industrial Consultant

Born in Whanganui and raised in Marton, for the last 21 years I have lived and raised my children in Porirua, Wellington. With a passion for people and 2.5 years in the recruitment sector, I thrive on building strong client and candidate relationships.  Nothing is more rewarding than matching candidates with roles that provide them with a purpose and a means to support their whānau.

M:  021 575 245

E:    [email protected]

Christchurch / Ōtautahi

Rob Wilson
Industrial Team Leader

Rob is a classically trained chef with a history of working in large production kitchens. He has a background in operations management and adult education and aims to build strong long-lasting relationships that match the right person for each role every time. He understands the nuances of the hospitality industry and the need to secure quality candidates to help you deliver quality results.

M: 022 2616 829

E: [email protected]

Luke Van Eeden
Industrial Consultant

Luke is a proud Aucklander now based in Christchurch – but don’t hold that against him! He is results driven and determined to deliver quality. Excellent people skills and a great sense of humour. Luke strives to meet the needs of his candidates and clients.

M:  021 194 0364

E:    [email protected]

Perm Team

Kat Wall
Permanent Consultant

Kat has spent the past 18 years immersed in the hospo industry. Her genuine love for the industry and working with people led her to TRN. She is excited about her helping clients find the right fit and helping candidates into their dream jobs!

M: 021 642 588

E: [email protected]

Hind Lekbir
Permanent Consultant

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]

After Hours

Prateek Sharma
Team Leader

Having been an executive chef, leading kitchen brigades & food operations for over 15 years in NZ, Prateek has been able to learn the nitty-gritty of hospitality world. With his relentless commitment, he loves to go the extra mile to provide tailor-made solutions to our clients thus building exceptional relationships whilst helping people with the right skill set procure the entitlement they deserve.

M: 021 552 639

E: [email protected]

Brijesh Bhatt
After Hours Consultant

Born and raised in India, Birjesh moved his family to New Zealand 12 years ago and called Auckland home. Brij has a strong hospitality and financial background, working as a chef and an accountant. It gives him the joy to put his analytical and hospitality knowledge into working for the Recruitment Network. Brij is a people person who loves helping his team over the weekends and forming relationships with TRN’s clients and candidates.

M:   021 225 4269

E: [email protected]

Gaurav Arora
After Hours Consultant

Gaurav originally hails from India but has been living the Kiwi dream for the last 12 years. With a myriad of skills under his belt, Gaurav boasts over 22 years of experience in a range of fields, from banking to customer service to culinary arts.

In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and friends. He’s passionate about his health and well-being and loves to unwind at the gym.

M:  09 320 1274

E:    [email protected]

Talent Hub

Rachael Jones
Team Leader

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]

Dani Ferreira
Consultant

Dani is a Brazilian born with New Zealand citizenship who worked as a tourist consultant for seven years and as a quality control officer for a kiwi pack house. She enjoyed helping people and came to New Zealand 17 years ago on her honeymoon and has lived here ever since – she's very proud of calling this country home!

M:  03 244 0364

E: [email protected]

 

Cassidy McIntosh
Consultant

The only thing Cassidy cares about more than her candidates is her daily sausage roll, and the only thing she cares about more than her sausage rolls is her cat, Frankie. She is passionate about customer service, always keen for a laugh and is dedicated to finding the best talent! She’s new to recruitment but loves seeing her candidates find the perfect job. Get in touch today for a chat!

M:  03 281 8607

E: [email protected]

Liane Manuel
Consultant

Born and bred Filipina Liane is proud to call New Zealand her new home! With a background in Psychology, it is her absolute passion for understanding and helping people, especially finding her candidates the perfect opportunities. She enjoys console games, Legos, and occasionally art like painting and drawing.

M:  03 281 7734

E: [email protected]

 

Sharleen Kumar
Consultant

Bula! Sharleen is born and raised in the beautiful islands of Fiji, where the people of Fiji are renowned for being warm and welcoming and the friendliest people on earth. Sharleen recently joined The Recruitment Network after working in Hospitality for over 8 years. She loves talking to people from different backgrounds and ethnicity and most importantly helping the candidates out whenever they are in need. Sharleen loves building positive relationships with candidates and helping them find the best roles that suit their skill set. She’s famous at The Recruitment Network for making Fijian Custard Pie!

M:  03 266 1608

E: [email protected]

Matt Sutherland
Consultant

Originally from Dunedin, Matt has recently moved to South Canterbury and is enjoying the change of pace that comes with living in a small town. With 6 years of HR and recruitment behind him, he enjoys the puzzle of fitting the right people to the right jobs and looks forward to working with candidates to help them take their next step.

M: 021 973 942

E: [email protected]

Sherazade Buat
Consultant

Shera is a born and bred Filipina. She has spent almost 4 years as a trainer in a contact centre back in the Philippines. She is very passionate, about giving her clients the best customer service. She's moved to New Zealand to be with her family after being apart for years and loving it!

M:  03 281 7421

E:    [email protected]

 

The Board

Liz Stegerhoek Pugh
Board Director

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.

Michael Pugh
Board Director

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.

 

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.

 

Get in touch to find out more