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Tyler Wren for New Zealand Recruitment

Tyler Wren is made up of successful, experienced recruitment experts: 20-year veterans amongst them.  Combined, the team has many decades of experience recruiting across the UK and New Zealand. We are definitely not a company staffed by young trainees without real-world, life or recruitment experience. The Tyler Wren team is dedicated to finding YOU the right job and making your transition to your next new role as easy as possible.


Our consultants want to meet you FACE TO FACE prior to commencing your work search. They want to talk through your skills and experience and discuss the great job opportunities available to you across New Zealand.


Recruitment NZ

We are experts at sourcing quality roles in New Zealand. We focus on the New Zealand Skills Shortage List and leverage our strong NZ business networks and excellent relationships we have developed over many years of filling New Zealand jobs with excellent candidates.

Our core areas of recruitment expertise are:

  • Engineering & Building Consultancy Services
  • Accountancy & Finance – Commercial & Professional Services (Accounting Practice)
  • Legal
  • Insurance

The Tyler Wren (based in NZ) team is focussed on finding and working with local talent. If more help is needed for those very hard-to-fill roles on the skills shortage list, our Kiwi Careers team (based in the UK) is in the background, supporting and sourcing both expat Kiwis looking to return home and also UK and European citizens interested in moving to New Zealand to start their adventures down under.


Tyler Wren is a New Zealand recruitment team. Our consultants are based locally and recruit in their expert sectors.  They manage your job search and advise on salary, skill requirements, interview process, company culture and career development. Each consultant has a broad network of employers with whom they have built relationships with and they are able to match the right people to their businesses. The team has worked with over 300 businesses and placed over 400 people during their careers. Our New Zealand recruitment team has many testimonials to demonstrate their high levels of service.


Due to our long-standing networks, we can introduce you to a career mentor. These individuals have long-standing relationships in New Zealand and have worked their way up the ranks in New Zealand industry. With regards to your career and how to position yourself in the New Zealand labour market in the long term our career mentors will have great advice for you.

They are there to offer you support, bounce ideas around and provide advice and opinion outside of your current employer and management team.  This is a project we want to develop and will ask you to be a “Koach” in the future.

If you need immigration assistance, our superb qualified immigration partner, Immigration Management, will support your every step along the New Zealand Visa application process.



Partner –
Based in New Zealand 

T: +64 (0) 9 973 5470
M: +64 (0) 212 387 806
E: Email Lisa Gray

Originally from the UK, Lisa has worked in recruitment for 20 years, during which time she has always been a hands-on recruiter. Her most recent role involved her setting up a recruitment business based in New Zealand across Construction, Accountancy & Finance and Insurance & Financial Services, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Lisa has trained and successfully managed many recruitment teams, but she always enjoyed working closely with her candidates and clients to get the best opportunities available to them in the market. She believes in qualifying and understanding her candidates’ skills, personality and experience to carefully match with her clients.

She has a strong understanding of the UK recruitment market, having spent 14 years working for a large corporate recruiter across the country, and she has also spent 6 years as a recruiter in New Zealand.

She emigrated to NZ in 2012 and was originally on a 2-year work visa but decided to stay. The first 12 months were tough – creating a social network, getting to know the area and generally how things worked – but after that she met her Kiwi partner, adopted a cat, renovated a house, spent way too much time on Waiheke Island and became a Kiwi. Lisa understands how tough the move can be, so she understands the needs of business professionals moving to New Zealand. She also has a strong network of New Zealand-based experts, having placed over 300 people into their roles.

Lisa loves a game of golf, wine, hiking, barbeques and spending time at the beach.

Michelle Liddell

Recruitment Manager –
Based in UK

T: +44 (0) 742 122 0257
E: Email Michelle Liddell

Michelle and Lisa worked together in recruitment in the UK for over 5 years. Since then she has successfully run her own business and worked at The Chamber Of Commerce as a recruitment manager. She has partnered with individuals to secure roles in the workplace and successfully placed over 400 people during her career. She has also worked closely with businesses to manage their staff plans and advised on personnel matters.

Michelle has 2 sons who are total opposites – one is into politics and the other is a budding rugby player. Michelle can understand and manage their needs on a daily basis, so you know she has the highly honed communications skills and tons of patience needed when managing people’s moves to the other side of the planet. Her other love is Alfie, her Yorkshire terrier who gets away with pretty much anything. She is a keen gym bunny and also loves to cook a good Sunday roast, normally accompanied by a glass of wine, for her family. Michelle and the NZ team are in weekly contact to review candidates and the New Zealand recruitment strategy.

Michelle leads our UK-based recruitment team and has a strong understanding of what NZ employers are looking for. She is a down-to-earth, highly commercial recruiter and is quickly able to qualify candidates’ skills, experience and ability to work in NZ.

Scott Stapleton

Partner –
Based in New Zealand 

T: +64 (0) 9 973 5471
M: + 64 (0) 21 1445374
E: Email Scott Stapleton

Scott has worked in recruitment for over 4 years and has also run his own businesses. He has led teams in both New Zealand and Australia, but Scott always remained a hands-on recruiter. As a recruitment partner was their “go to” guy for highly skilled roles, especially across the construction and sales sectors.

His clients and candidates partner with Scott because he is a down-to-earth, hardworking Kiwi guy who manages his clients’ and candidates’ expectations well and goes that extra mile for them. He understands his markets thoroughly, and his clients and candidates trust his judgment when reviewing their strategies to find a job or recruit.

Scott has built many industry connections and proactively works with learning and development groups across New Zealand. When he is not at work, he is in the gym or on the golf course. He loves a vodka and soda now and again and can eat a 1-litre tub of ice-cream in 8 seconds. Randomly, he can also play the bagpipes pretty well!


NZ Recruitment Specialist –

Based in UK

T: +44 (0) 741 9130546

E: Email Vikki Cox

Vikki has over 10 years’ hands-on experience in recruitment and candidate sourcing with the UK’s largest specialist recruitment agency, 9 years of which were spent working alongside Lisa Gray. She has worked within different sectors, including Accountancy and Finance, and Office Support, covering the temporary, permanent and contract markets.

As a recruitment consultant she understands how the right role can change someone’s life, and as an army wife she understands how intimidating an overseas move can seem.  This combination of professional experience and personal empathy makes her the ideal person to work alongside candidates interested in exploring the possibility of moving to New Zealand.

Vikki has travelled across New Zealand and appreciates what an amazing country it is, and what life is like there. She has a fond appreciation for the wines of Marlborough, the beauty of Waiheke and the calmness of Lake Pukaki.

Having recently returned from a Cyprus posting, she is once again enjoying life in the UK with her two young children and husband. When she is not in the gym, you will find her in the kitchen cooking up a storm for her family, who would describe her as loyal, committed and outgoing.



T: +64 (9) 930 9827

E: Email Natasha Toehemotu

Tasha has had an interesting route into recruitment> She started her career working in an accounting firm, then moved into insurance sales before finding her calling in recruitment. For the past two years, she has specialised in placing professionals in their ideal role in a candidate-short market.

Due to her consultative nature, Tasha is great at building trust with clients and candidates and working with them to reach a common goal. She has an outgoing personality with a solid sense of humour, and is keen to listen and assist. Her favourite part of recruitment is when a candidate is absolutely overjoyed to get the job offer that will elevate their career and improve their circumstances.

Auckland born and raised, in her free time Tasha loves indulging in cuisine (and wine), travelling with her other half and cuddling her two adorable dogs. From time to time, Panda and Kobe (the dogs) make an appearance in the office, which always boosts everyone’s mood.



T: +64 (9) 930 9828

E: Email Stevie Doubleday

Stevie has worked in recruitment for the past three years, both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Originally from Auckland, Stevie completed her Bachelor of Business and got a couple of years’ experience under her belt before doing the typical Kiwi O.E to London.

A couple of years working and travelling abroad made Stevie realise how much she loved New Zealand and that she was ready to come home and settle back in Auckland. Stevie has recruited in a number of industries, including Office Support and Accounting and Finance, and in both the permanent and temporary job space. Her passions lie with matching candidates to their dream roles, ensuring the right culture fit with furthering their careers.

Stevie understands how daunting it is to move jobs, cities and countries, and she is always around to lend an ear or give advice. When she is not in the office, Stevie loves spending quality time with friends and family, outdoors hiking or having a cheeky wine, although her next travel destination is never too far from her mind.


Partner –
Based in New Zealand

T: +64 (9) 972 9313

E: Email Simone Storey

Simone went into recruitment after many years working in commercial business support roles within building consultancy. Through her experience in this sector, Simone developed the skills required to collaborate and understand the complexities and challenges consultancy can bring. She is therefore a person who can understand and relate to these needs.

Simone is an effective, results-oriented recruiter who is detailed and considered in her approach to finding the right people for her clients.  Simone believes that for recruitment to be effective and efficient, relationships based on trust and mutual understanding need to be built with both clients and candidates.

Simone enjoys music and can often be found singing in the office, much to the annoyance of “some” of her colleagues (who shall remain nameless). She also enjoys socialising with friends and family, good wine, food, and lots of laughs. With an outgoing personality, she enjoys a good laugh and is known to bestow nicknames on her family and colleagues.

Auckland born and raised, in her free time she loves hanging out with her husband and young son, playing touch rugby, yoga and catching up with friends.


Based in New Zealand

T: +64 (9) 972 9988

E: Email Kirsty Ballot

Kirsty has international recruitment experience spanning over 5 years, and now specialises in Civil Engineering positions in Auckland. With extensive in-house and agency based experience, she’s worked at both ends of the table, and strives to make the recruitment process as efficient and smooth as possible for her clients.

She is passionate about dealing with candidates, and changing their lives by placing them with the right company! Having recently immigrated to New Zealand, she understands the enormity of the decision and how vital it is to make the right career move and lifestyle change for you and your family. Having lived in South Africa, the UK and now New Zealand, Kirsty would go far to say that this is the best place to settle, with Auckland and Tauranga being her favourite cities in New Zealand.

Should you be looking for support groups, parent communities or child care information, Kirsty is a new mom to a little boy Jesse, and has a wealth of information on all things maternity and baby related and loves to share experiences and offer advice should this be something that you’d like to know more about when considering a move to New Zealand. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and exploring parts of Auckland, finding new spots to dine at and spending quality time with her family.


Based in New Zealand

T: +64 (0) 9 974 9072

E: Email Gary Bloxham

Originally from South Africa, Gary has worked in the Insurance and Financial Services for 20+ years with the past 3 ⅔  years in recruitment in New Zealand. He has led teams in the Insurance & Financial Services sectors including his most recent roles in recruitment in New Zealand. With his passion for Insurance & Financial Services he works closely with candidates to understand their career aspirations and with his background knowledge in this sector, coupled with a strong NZ network, is well placed to make great employer/employee relationships.

Gary moved to New Zealand with his partner of 9 years in 2015 with the good fortunes of having a softer landing as they have a wide family and friendship support circle, which “kiwi-fied” him to make New Zealand home! Having taken the decision to do a 360 change in career direction into the world of recruitment the transition was smooth taking into account his background in Insurance & Financial Services and he quickly developed a solid network in this space.

On the weekends Gary and his partner can be found enjoying the outdoors and are keen foodies who enjoy entertaining both at home or be it a new dining experience with a few cheeky wines.

Referral Scheme

Tyler Wren offers a $400.00 voucher for referrals.

Know someone who is interested in changing roles? If we place anyone you recommend into a new job, not only will your contact be super happy with you, we will give you a $400.00 voucher to say thanks.

(Referrals will be paid once the successful candidate has secured their dream job and remained in their new role for 3 months.)

We look forward to helping you find the perfect job

+64 (0) 9 973 5470