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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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Kalyn Ponti

Chief Executive Officer

+64 27 778 4749

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

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Samantha Gadd

Founder & Director

+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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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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Suzanne Cross

Chief Experience Officer

+64 27 499 1522

Leading hundreds of co-design engagements over the last decade or so, Suze is in no two minds about what makes a project successful, it’s people.

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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 29 639 8000

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

Tulsi Sukha

Chief Financial Officer

+64 22 091 5524

Charlie Hughes

Senior Client Partner

Currently on parental leave

Stephanie Gray

Senior Client Partner

+64 21 514 473

Megan Kirk

Senior Client Partner

+64 21 911 651

Jenae Turner

Senior Client Partner

+64 21 0882 2422

Nicola Dunn

Senior Client Partner

+64 27 483 6595

Naomi Jones

Associate Director Employment Relations

+64 22 5682 796

Adrienne Scott

Employment Relations Specialist

+64 22 310 1471

Gretta O'Connell

Employment Relations Specialist

+64 22 613 5336

Ella Griffin

Client Partner

+64 27 326 5211

Kate Fogarty

Client Partner

+64 21 054 8722

Louise Lethbridge

Employee Experience and Operations Manager

+64 27 324 6704

Steve Gadd

Director of Business Services

+64 21 087 955 81

Dylan Healy

Designer

+64 22 045 8052

Nikki Piripi

Operations and Client Coordinator

+64 22 130 5213

Michael Sinnung

Office Experience Administrator

+64 22 412 1415

Sarah Cantwell

Associate

+64 21 524 366

Melanie Brewer

Associate

+64 21 772 064

Kate Klouwens

Associate

+64 27 210 4520

Anna Muir

Associate

+64 27 336 8465

Sandy Hall

Associate

+64 27 217 3225

Anna Wright

Associate

+64 21 893 290

Tanya Dunlop

Associate

+ 64 21 584 504

Aimee Groom

Associate

+64 27 768 1555