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The Team – Ashburton

Lucie Knox
Recruitment Consultant  027 627 2678

Lucie joined the Personnel Placements team as a Recruitment Consultant and is based in our Ashburton office. She deals with both permanent and temporary placements in the industrial and commercial sector. Lucie brings previous recruitment agency experience to her role and is passionate about providing a high-quality recruitment service for both her clients and candidates.

Lucie grew up and has lived in Canterbury for most of her life, she comes from an agricultural background with having lived on farms all her childhood. In her spare time Lucie enjoys travelling with her friends and family, exercising and spending time with her cat.

The Team – Ag Jobs

Gaye Scott
Ag Job Recruitment Consultant  022 424 5627

Gaye has been a professional part of the rural sector most of her working life and her heart is firmly in the country. With her exceptional customer service and sales background, it was a natural progression to join Personnel Placements as an Ag Recruitment Consultant to expand her knowledge and propel her career forward.  Gaye has been an asset to the role, recruiting for our Temporary, Permanent and Seasonal Harvest divisions, tapping into her rural knowledge and considerable experience in Dairy, Sheep, Beef and Arable farming.  Gaye thrives on a challenge, enjoys utilising her organisational skills to meet and exceed the demands of our Client’s, whether it is a Permanent Placement or Seasonal Harvest sourcing, she enjoys the satisfaction of  placing the right candidates for the right jobs.  Being born and bred in Ashburton makes her loyal to her roots and in her spare time Gaye enjoys the outdoors, spending time with  her horse and doing as many things equine as possible which is her passion.

Michelle Ocampo
Ag Job Recruitment Resourcer  

Michelle joined Personnel Placements in November 2023 as an Ag Recruitment Resourcer – providing administrative support for Gaye, our Ag Senior Recruitment Consultant. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to New Zealand in 2016 with a Student Visa in Auckland where she met her husband. They gained their Residency last 2021 and have put down roots in Ashburton where they purchased their first home. Outside of work, she loves to travel and spend time with her wee family and friends – especially her 3-year-old daughter that keeps her on her toes.

Nicky Brinsdon
Office Manager

Nicky has been with Personnel Placements since 2008, and is responsible for payroll and general office administration. Having had 20 years’ experience in office roles, she is knowledgeable across the board and is always available to help with any payroll-related queries that you may have. Nicky was brought up on a farm just out of Ashburton, and now lives on a lifestyle block in the area; which means she is very familiar with the Ashburton District, and the associated agricultural industry.

The Team – Timaru

Lisa Forbes
Recruitment Consultant  027 366 0621

A Timaru local, with a lengthy career in Transport and Operations Management Lisa made the brave move to change professions and jump into recruitment,  joining Personnel Placements in 2021 and she hasn’t looked back since.  Lisa’s holistic approach to problem solving really lends itself to the recruitment industry, the challenge of matching the ideal Job Seeker and Employer together successfully brings her the greatest satisfaction in this role.  Lisa has a great local knowledge and enjoys building strong working relationships with Personnel Placements’ clients and candidates alike, knowing that she is making a difference to people’s lives drives her.

Outside of work Lisa is kept busy with her two horses and other well loved animals on her lifestyle property on the outskirts of Timaru. Lisa has three adult children and two grandchildren all of whom she adores and enjoys spending as much time as she can with.

Christa Garcia-Maamo
Recruitment Consultant  027 688 8367

With a solid background in Human Resources and recruitment coordination, Christa was the perfect addition to the Timaru PPL team in July 2023, her first job in NZ after spending most of her professional years in Singapore. Christa is enjoying putting her strong planning and organisation skills into use in her role along with the working relationships she is building with clients and candidates alike. Her Psychology degree has really helped with this as well.

Christa’s weekends are spent touring the picturesque South Island, camping, practicing her newly acquired driving skills, volunteering in church communities and trying her hand at cooking new recipes.

Sarah Bolland
Office Administrator 

Originally from the South Canterbury area, Sarah has returned home with her family after several years living  and working in Western Australia.  Starting with Personnel Placements in  November 2018, Sarah has very strong administrative skills which she is enjoying putting to use in her diverse role.  Sarah will be the friendly face that you see when you come into the Timaru office.