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The Team – Ashburton

Jo Jamison
Recruitment Consultant   AH 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   AH 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 “Fish” and doing as many things equine as possible which is her passion.

Ashleigh Bell
Ag Job Recruitment Consultant   AH 027 424 5627

From a young age Ashleigh has always had a passion for all things agricultural, spending a lot of time on her grandparent’s farm as a child. With previous study at Lincoln University and experience in many different agricultural industries, Ashleigh has the knowledge to understand the peaks and troughs of the agricultural seasons as well as the demand for staff over these busy times. Communication and networking are strengths of Ashleigh’s. These strengths have allowed her to flourish in her Ag Recruitment Consultant role at Personnel Placements as she relates well to both clients and candidates, understanding their needs and helping to achieve their goals. Ashleigh enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as holidays at her family bach at the Rangitata River Mouth.

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

Jo Anderson
Branch Manager   AH 027 688 8367

Jo joined our team in September of 2015 after relocating to Timaru from Auckland with her family and her husband David who is a 6th generation proud South Cantabrian and very happy to be back home! Jo has extensive recruitment experience at Executive Level, including overseas management search as well as offering general HR services to clients along with Sales and Leadership training.  Jo has a strong business background having held GM and operational management positions during 25 plus years in business.  She is adept at taking an holistic view of an organisation, and being able to put the right people with appropriate skills within a unique culture well suited to them – everyone wins! Working with both global and boutique organisations, Jo knows all too well how the wrong people in any organisation can make life incredibly miserable for both the employer and employee.  Her passion is to continue to assist businesses to build healthy workplace dynamics, behaviours resulting in effective teams which of course lead directly to your bottom line profit! More than anything, it’s about being your business partner and trusted advisor  whether its recruiting for you outright, or perhaps assisting your HR department when they are busy.


Sarah Bolland
Office Administrator

Sarah is a South Canterbury local who 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.