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The Team – Ashburton

Jo Jamison
Recruitment Consultant  027 627 2678

Jo joined the PPL team back in June 2013 and is enjoying the diversity of her new role as a Business Recruitment Consultant. Born and bred in Ashburton, Jo has spent the last 13 years in sales/advertising roles and gets immense satisfaction from building sound relationships with clients, fulfilling their professional requirements and providing a high quality service. Jo’s area of expertise at PPL is filling Temporary and Permanent placements in the industrial and commercial areas and making a positive, life-changing difference to the lives of our candidates and clients. In her spare time she likes to walk her dog, get out mountain biking and spend time with family and friends.

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.

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.

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.