Team Profiles

Andrew Berry | MBA

Managing Director

Andrew started his career in the Police, based primarily in South Auckland, including as Officer in Charge of the Otara Police and a deployment to Afghanistan. Between 2010 and 2013, Andrew held roles as Manager Marine Pollution for Maritime New Zealand and General Manager at Bullet Freight. Andrew has a Masters of Science (Hons) and an Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA). . In 2006 Andrew was awarded the Blake Leader Award by the Sir Peter Blake Trust. Andrew became Managing Director of Superior Personnel in 2013.

Mandi Hopwood

Branch Manager | Bay of Plenty

Mandi has been with Superior Personnel since Day 1 in 1997. Mandi has focused on overseeing many of Superior Personnel's temporary labour hire clients and has been successful at maintaining long standing business relationships by providing cost-effective and customer focussed solutions. In 2017 Mandi moved to Tauranga to lead the new Bay of Plenty Branch.

Emma Godsmark

Branch Manager & Consultant | Waikato

Emma joined the Superior Personnel team in December 2016, having moved to the Waikato from Auckland. Emma has several years experience within the Manufacturing, Warehouse and Logistics industry as a Recruitment consultant for both temporary and permanent placements. Before moving into recruitment, Emma worked for 8 years as a Production supervisor. Emma thoroughly enjoys recruitment and finds job satisfaction from placing candidates into work and meeting the expectations of the client.

Derek Ready | MA

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Auckland

Derek has a Master of Arts (MA) and came to Superior Personnel having previously worked as a Purchasing Officer and Operations Manager in the logistics sector. Derek recruits for a wide range of positions, specialising in trade roles, warehouse staff, truck drivers, construction and infrastructure. In more than a decade with Superior Personnel he has built an enviable knowledge of the recruitment industry and employment best-practice with many long-standing clients in the FMCG, logistics and infrastructure sectors.

Drew Walker | CCNA

Business Development Manager | Bay of Plenty

Drew served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a Communication and Information mechanic, where his duties included supporting troops deployed within New Zealand and Overseas, achieving a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Qualification. After leaving the RNZAF, Drew travlled overseas, working in Sales and Customer Service Roles. On returning to the Bay Of Plenty and established a career as a Recruitment Consultant, specialising in Professional Recruitment. As a Business Development Manager at Superior Personnel, Drew is focused on developing strong partnerships with Bay of Plenty employers and ensuring that they are supplied with "Great People". Outside of the office you can find Drew at one of the many good fishing spots in the Bay or at the beach.

Rachael Skinner | B.Ed & Dip. Tch

Business Development & Senior Recruitment Consultant | Auckland

Rachael's career started as a Recruitment Consultant for an Educational Placement agency where she recruited Temporary relief and contract teachers within the Primary sector. From there, Rachael moved into Generalist Recruitment spaces for both Temporary and Permanent staff for both Industrial and Commercial sectors and has included new and existing Business Development. Rachael has extensive knowledge and experience to build long term client relationships . She has a drive and passion to make sure all vacancies are specifically aligned to new employee requirements.

Shara Henderson

Recruitment Consultant | Auckland

After spending 8 years in the Freight industry (DHL Express & Roadstar Transport), and two years in the Recruitment industry, Shara became a qualified Veterinary technician for large and small animals. Shara started with Superior Personnel as our Office Administrator, before transitioning to looking after clients and recruitment of candidates. Having experience with people of all walks of life, Shara realised being in a job where she can help and support people is her greatest passion.

Kya Brewer

Recruitment Consultant | Waikato

Kya moved from a small town near Taupo, to Hamilton and completed a Certificate in Equine Studies in 2012. Realising that the customer service industry was for her, Kya started with Superior Personnel in Waikato as the Office Administrator. She loves being in this interactive role, meeting and greeting clients and candidates, managing calls and administration work. Since late 2016 she has been using her skills as a Recruitment Consultant to place candidates into work with our Waikato based clients

Miloni Trivedi | BA

Recruitment & Candidate Coordinator | Auckland

Miloni is a graduate from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major in Sociology and Gender Studies. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sociology. Miloni enjoys writing blogs and reading in her spare time and is always working on different types of projects. Career wise , she comes from a background of Customer Service and Administration roles and enjoys working and interacting with different types of people. She genuinely enjoys her work and makes sure that candidates working with Superior Personnel get the best recruitment experience they can.

Marie Hook

Office Administrator | Auckland

Marie joined Superior Personnel after returning home from Australia in 2017. Marie comes from a strong background in Operations, IT, Account Management, Collections, Human Resources and staff management. Marie is now responsible for all our office administration in Auckland as well as providing support to the recruitment consultants

Laura Turner | BA

Business Development Manager | Auckland

Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology and has experience working in recruitment as a Resourcer and Candidate Coordinator. Laura's role involves her establishing and maintaining relationships with clients and new business opportunities. Outside work, she has a keen interest in kick boxing and tramping. Laura is currently on Maternity Leave but will be returning in 2017.