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Our wealth of know-how is matched only by our storied histories across a wide and diverse range of work environments. We are united in our mission to change the future of work for the better, and have a healthy dissatisfaction for traditional ways of doing things.

Our leaders

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Samantha Gadd

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

+64 21 999 269

Above all, Samantha is a business owner and is passionate about creating real business success stories – for Humankind and for Humankind’s clients.

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Kalyn Ponti

Chief Operating Officer

+64 27 778 4749

Kalyn has had one of those good ol’ mailroom-to-boardroom careers. Her journey to the position of COO at Humankind began on a shop floor for the North American retail giant Aritzia.

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Jenny Williams

Chief Client Officer

+64 21 536 537

Jenny carries with her the weight of experience earned by leading the Employment Relations practices of one of New Zealand’s largest organisations: the NZ Police.

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Charlotte Bates

Director of Employment Relations

+64 22 413 6638

In a profession often mired in legalese, Charlotte brings a refreshingly familiar vocabulary to the table – one that doesn’t require a thesaurus to make heads or tails of.

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Ilze Walton

Director of People & Culture

+64 22 090 1170

Ilze deals in the unspoken bonds that tie organisations together. Bonds based on empathy, trust and camaraderie. Bonds that take time to build but outlast any contractual obligation.

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Our Team

Charlie Hughes

Senior Client Partner

+64 27 263 6980

Stephanie Gray

Senior Client Partner

+64 21 514 473

Megan Kirk

Senior Client Partner

+64 21 911 651

Adrienne Scott

Employment Relations Specialist

+64 22 310 1471

Gretta O'Connell

Employment Relations Specialist

+64 22 613 5336

Jenae Turner

Client Partner

+64 21 0882 2422

Louise Lethbridge

Client Partner

+64 22 693 1068

Ella Griffin

Client Partner

+64 27 326 5211

Steve Gadd

Chief Financial Officer

+64 21 087 955 81

Paul Johanson

Office Experience Manager

+64 21 119 8962

Dylan Healy

Designer

+64 22 045 8052

Melanee Stevens

Associate

+64 21 178 2799

Kate Klouwens

Associate

+64 27 210 4520

Sarah Cantwell

Associate

+64 21 524 366

Melanie Brewer

Associate

+64 21 772 064

Anna Muir

Associate

+64 27 336 8465

Sandy Hall

Associate

+64 27 217 3225

Sophie Mellor

Associate

+64 21 942 829

Olivia Dyet

Associate

+64 21 215 8592

Anna Wright

Associate

+64 21 893 290