My career started in a leadership role in customer service centre for a fashion company in New Zealand, where I learnt the value of successful working relationships and good leadership. After two years I was seconded for a short stint as an account manager for their corporate uniform division, and then offered an HR role with the same company. Initially focussed on recruitment and engagement, I also developed experience in ER, L&D, performance, reward and analytics. After 8 years I moved on and joined NZ’s largest Plumbers Merchant, in a senior HR Generalist role supporting 28 managers across approximately 25 locations. Again, I loved the partnering and relationships with management and staff to support the business.
As soon as my children had grown and flown the coup I decided it was time for me to spread my wings and headed to Australia, working in a contract HR role in Queensland for six months and then as a Recruiter at Melbourne Airport. The UK then beckoned, and I registered with Oakleaf as a candidate soon after my arrival to London, and jumped at the opportunity to join the OP team on an interim basis.
Outside of work I enjoy exploring new places and challenging myself to do crazy things outside of my comfort zone (like climb Mt Kinabalu in Malaysia!)