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I am proud to have been part of the Brannigans team for nine years and a Partner in the firm for the last two years. Although I was part of the inaugural staff in 2003, my path through HR has not been a direct one, starting my career in architectural design then armed with a Bachelor of Commerce heading to New York working as an associate producer for a theatre company. After an initial four years with Brannigans, I was approached to become the sales and marketing director for the largest rural telco in New Zealand and from there became a regional manager for one of the oldest stock and station companies in Australasia. But eventually, the pull of Brannigans was too great, where I returned as part of the management buyout four years ago.
My collective career background and experiences really helps our clients. My ability to walk in the shoes of my clients makes me a much better consultant as my expertise is based on real-life experience, not just theory. I have strong commercial acumen and a broad understanding of business. I also have really good search strategy and pride myself on being able to find a needle in the proverbial haystack for our clients.
I enjoy working with clients, many of whom have become good friends over the years. Often my clients will say I’m more passionate about their businesses than they are! To me it’s always a partnership rather than a client/consultant relationship.
As the guys in the office will say, I have a strong sense of humour and I think outside the square. I genuinely enjoy adding value to our clients’ organisations and developing and maintaining long-term relationships that allow us to grow together, achieving great outcomes that deliver their organisational goals.
Weekends and evenings are spent chasing after my two young daughters which is a full-time job in itself! They are the reason why I’m so committed to ensuring we deliver an amazing Christchurch for their generation, helping businesses be the best they can be. I sit on the Canterbury Branch Committee of the Institute of Directors, as well as on the Sumner Lifeboat Board. I also like to make the most of the amazing city we live in – I ski in the winter, run out to Godley Heads in the weekends and enjoy mountain biking, sailing and exploring with the family.