E pā ana ki a mātou / About us

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]

Holly Baxter
Southern Office - General Manager / Finance 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]

Kat Wall
National Permanent Placement Account Manager

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
National Permanent Placement Account Manager

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]

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: [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]

Josh Knox
Central Office - Account Manager

Josh has been in the Hospitality for 20 years, having dabbled in all aspects of the industry, but focusing mainly on the kitchen and management. Having experience in the operations side of running a restaurant Josh has a great understanding of both the requirements of the business as well as the needs of employees.

M: 021 0211 1120

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] 

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]

Matt Allcutt
Blenheim Office - Account Manager

Matt has spent over 20 years working in the hospitality industry both in NZ and in the U.K. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from working in all facets of the industry including 3 years teaching hospitality in Blenheim. He is able to draw on a lot of relationships within the local business community to ensure that, as a candidate, you have a range of employment options and as a client, a large pool of employees to choose from. He is passionate about hospitality and equally passionate about helping people begin, or continue, their journey in this amazing industry.

M: 021 552 598

E: [email protected]


Rob Wilson
Southern Office - Account Manager

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: 021 852 909

E: [email protected]

Leonie Paul
Southern Office - Account Manager

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 Christchurch area to help get people into work.

M. 021 894 532

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]

Ruby Collins
Timaru Office - Candidate Resourcer

Originally from the sunshine capital Blenheim, Ruby has called Timaru home for 6 years now.  

Ruby comes from a Recruitment background where she has gained knowledge across a diverse range of industries. 

She is an outgoing and bubbly individual with an aptitude for building strong relationships with people from all walks of life. 

Her passion and drive for the industry constantly has Ruby challenging her own abilities in order to thrive within her role here at The Recruitment Network. 

M: 021 973 942

E: [email protected]

Debbie Monkman (Dee)
Accounts Receivable Officer

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]


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.


Get in touch to find out more