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The Tech 5 Team

Meet the Tech 5 Team that drive the company forward. Just a call away and ready to resource your construction, industrial and commercial requirements

Auckland


John Wyatt – Group CEO

John Wyatt Tech 5 TeamI take an active role in ensuring Tech 5 sets and achieves its vision and remains at the technological forefront of the recruitment industry. I ensure that we continue to deliver service levels above client and candidate expectation, via a committed and friendly team.

My business interests vary across Recruitment, Property and Construction. I have an in depth understanding of the Property Industry and have been involved in residential and commercial property since 1995. My property and construction experience is of benefit to my Directorship roles with Tech 5 and Griffiths Civil Build (Earthquake remedial work and Cell Phone Tower Construction).

I cut my teeth in the financial services industry 1981-1995 where I was involved in, international finance, risk management, IT product development, marketing and operational and relationship management.

If you are thinking of a career change or you are seeking a skilled resource then please give either myself or one of the team a call.

Contact John Wyatt  Email or call +64 4 913 1218

 

Ben Allen – Director

Ben Allen Tech 5 TeamBen commenced his technical recruitment career in Switzerland. He has worked for multinational recruitment providers since 2001 and is a co-owner of Tech5 Recruitment Limited.

Prior to recruitment, Ben had a professional rugby career, playing both in NZ and France. At a bantam weight of 115kgs he wasn’t a ½ back, preferring to maul the ball from the front!

Ben delivers to his clients in very much a hands on capacity, with a supportive team around him to call on where necessary.

Contact Ben Allen  Email or call +64 9 362 0555

 

Brett Bothma – Director

Brett Bothma Tech 5 TeamBrett commenced his recruitment career at the backend of 1999 with a medium sized agency in London. In 2006 Brett was recruited by a multinational organisation to head up their Trades and Labour division in Auckland. He specialised in temporary recruitment for the commercial and residential sector and then moved into the civil trades sector.

Over the years Brett has recruited some very difficult roles for some of the biggest infrastructure projects and has a passion for the industry. He has 13 years’ experience in the trades and labour industry and knows what his client are looking for be it skills or personality. He prides himself on delivery and building professional relationships.

Contact Brett Bothma  Email or call +64 3 377 5955

 

Simon McGrath – Business Manager

Simon McGrath Tech 5 TeamWith over 20 years of sales experience and having run his own successful business, Simon has built up a depth of knowledge and awareness of  issues typically faced by business owners.

This knowledge enables Simon to not only have insight into underlying business problems (labour related or otherwise), but also lend feasible solutions too.

During his recruitment career, Simon has been able to identify the needs of his clients and satisfy the needs of job seekers, ultimately delivering to the expectations of each.

It is with these attributes that Simon has been able to assist in getting the ideal candidates onto Tech 5 client sites, ensuring projects have come in on time, and importantly, within budget.

Contact Simon McGrath  Email or call +64 27 587 1555

 

Leanne Simpson – Senior Recruitment Consultant

Leanne Simpson Tech 5 TeamLeanne commenced her recruitment career in 2001 with a multinational organisation in London. In 2002 Leanne was promoted to head up one of their Specialist Brands within the Railway sector. Leanne specialised in temporary recruitment for the largest Train Operating Companies in the UK and specialised in a variety of positions from front facing customer service to Senior Management.

Leanne then joined a specialist agency as the Associate Director in 2008. She was hugely successful growing the business to over 400 temporary associates working weekly and winning contracts in value of over $6.5 million.

Leanne’s strengths include the ability to work under pressure and develop long-term relationships with clients and candidates, Leanne believes that hard work and going the extra mile is the way to success.

Leanne moved to New Zealand from the UK and is enjoying the kiwi way of living, including exploring New Zealand, outdoor activities and going to the gym.

Contact Leanne Simpson  Email or call +64 27 555 7857

 

Sian Dittmar – Resource Administrator

Sian began her administration career in London in 2004 and brings to Tech 5 over 13 years of experience in database management, administration and reporting. She later moved to South Africa to further her skills and, now based in New Zealand, she brings experience from a wide range of industries including hospitality, construction, customer service, agriculture and recruitment.

Sian is a winner of the Best Admin Award, awarded to her in 2016, and she focuses on staying positive and bringing that positivity to those around her. She’s challenge-focused, energetic and her strengths are rooted in her ability to think on her feet and effectively handle crises. She believes in always giving her best and going that extra mile. Quitting is most definitely not an option.

At Tech 5, Sian is responsible for Resource Administration. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring New Zealand, bush walks and spending time at the beach with her closest.

Contact Sian Dittmar  Email or call +64 27 558 8904

 

Kate Brookes – Resource Administrator

Kate Brookes Tech 5 TeamKate commenced her working career in customer service and hospitality and, over the years, has transitioned into administration and accounts work. This experience has given Kate the ability to work well with many people and in diverse roles. Now working in recruitment, this has allowed her to strengthen her abilities whilst putting everything she has learned so far to good use. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, from the University of Auckland, she brings to the role extensive experience, abilities and knowledge.

Kate has a young daughter and is very family-oriented. Outside of this, she enjoys diving and heading to the gym.

Contact Kate Brookes  Email or call +64 27 588 8551

 

Kirsten Wyatt – Senior Operations Manager

Kirsten Metzger Tech 5 Team

Kirsten commenced her IT career in SAP before taking a left turn into Sports Management in 2003. She helped build and run a well-known Touch Rugby company in the UK whose player database (many of whom are expat Kiwi IT workers) increases by the day.

Kirsten now oversees the operational management of Tech 5. With a keen eye for detail and a great ability to multi task Kirsten ensures that our operation receives the support it requires to deliver our range of client and candidate services. Outside of work Kirsten enjoys spending time with her family, referees touch from grass roots to national level and is a keen skier over the winter months.

Contact Kirsten Metzger  Email or call +64 21 801 950

 

Chrissy Miller – Group Business and Talent Manager

Chrissy Miller Tech 5 TeamChrissy has a strong background in operational management, marketing and business administration. Her attention to detail ensures Tech5 is humming along operationally and has the right structure in place to deliver a superior service to both its clients and candidates.

Chrissy positions the Tech 5 brand at the fore front of the market providing benefits for our clients such as attracting the best candidates possible through co-branding with Tech 5 in recruitment campaigns. It also means our jobs are highly visible so candidates can easily identify and apply for their ideal roles.

Prior to joining Tech 5 Chrissy worked within the medical, recruitment and marketing industry. Outside of work, Chrissy enjoys working out at the local gym, spending time with her family and walking on the beach.

Contact Chrissy Miller  Email or call +64 27 444 2732

 

Larissa Rush – Group General Manager

Larissa Rush Tech 5 TeamLarissa commenced her business career in banking in 1994. Since then she acquired a wide range of business skills having worked in FMCG, construction, professional services, pharmaceuticals and agricultural sectors.

Larissa’s experience spans across Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Commercial and Information Technology. With a passion for IT and business improvement, she has led a number of successful system implementation projects. Holding two qualifications in Economics and Commerce, Larissa is a full member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

In Tech 5 she is responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company. Outside of work Larissa enjoys skiing, music and theatre, literature and art, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Larissa Rush  Email or call +64 27 550 5568

 

Irina Babanova – Company Accountant

Irina Babanova tech 5 TeamOriginally from Russia, having moved to New Zealand in 2009, Irina has been working within the accounting industry for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Analysis and Auditing gained in Russia and a New Zealand Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy. Irina is a full member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Irina’s field of expertise is within financial accounting and taxation, enjoying her job and the challenges it brings. She believes in continuous education as a way to stimulate professional development, which is why her next study project is on its way!

Outside of work Irina loves outdoor sports, such as tramping and hiking, she enjoys exploring a most beautiful New Zealand and she is also a keen skier and a swimmer.

Contact Irina Babanova  Email or call +64 27 687 2778

 

Lisa Wooles – Group Payroll and Systems Analyst

Lisa Wooles Tech 5 TeamLisa began her administration career in 2008 working for her local council in the UK. After her move to New Zealand in 2010 she took some time out of Administration and worked part time in sales. Lisa has refocused her career and with the knowledge gained from working in the UK, combined with her additional local sales and administration experience, she now has a solid foundation to assist our Tech 5 sales, payroll team and temps that she comes in to contact with.

Her passion for working with people and providing quality service means that you will be well looked after by Lisa and our supporting Tech 5 team. Outside of work Lisa has a passion for sports, in particular football, where she is a striker for Pukekohe AFC. Outside of work Lisa has a passion for sports, in particular football, where she is a striker for Pukekohe AFC.

Contact Lisa Wooles Email or call +64 27 672 5555

 

Asad Naseem – Marketing Coordinator

Brought up in South Wales and born in England, Asad comes from a background in marketing with a diverse set of skills in the areas of social media and digital. Having graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Asad combines his skills in the areas of neuroscience, human and consumer behaviour with that of his experience in marketing and brings a dynamic approach to his role as Marketing Coordinator at Tech 5.

Asad is big on content creation, passionate about engaging people and connecting with them through an array of media and the stories that are told. Creating a landscape that’s both compelling and one that resonates with communities is a large part of what drives him and he champions these ideas at Tech 5.

When he’s not working, you’re likely to find Asad eating and cooking his way around the world, voice acting, producing music, YouTubing and documenting everything pop culture.

Contact Asad Naseem  Email or call +64 21 167 7426

 

Wellington


Ben Allen – Director

Tech 5 Ben AllenBen commenced his technical recruitment career in Switzerland. He has worked for multinational recruitment providers since 2001 and is a co-owner of Tech5 Recruitment Limited.

Prior to recruitment, Ben had a professional rugby career, playing both in NZ and France. At a bantam weight of 115kgs he wasn’t a ½ back, preferring to maul the ball from the front!

Ben delivers to his clients in very much a hands on capacity, with a supportive team around him to call on where necessary.

Contact Ben Allen  Email or call +64 9 362 0555

 

John Wyatt – Group CEO

Tech 5 John WyattI take an active role in ensuring Tech 5 sets and achieves its vision and remains at the technological forefront of the recruitment industry. I ensure that we continue to deliver service levels above client and candidate expectation, via a committed and friendly team.

My business interests vary across Recruitment, Property and Construction. I have an in depth understanding of the Property Industry and have been involved in residential and commercial property since 1995. My property and construction experience is of benefit to my Directorship roles with Tech 5 and Griffiths Civil Build (Earthquake remedial work and Cell Phone Tower Construction).

I cut my teeth in the financial services industry 1981-1995 where I was involved in, international finance, risk management, IT product development, marketing and operational and relationship management.

If you are thinking of a career change or you are seeking a skilled resource then please give either myself or one of the team a call.

Contact John Wyatt  Email or call +64 4 913 1218

 

Brett Bothma – Director

Brett BothmaBrett commenced his recruitment career at the backend of 1999 with a medium sized agency in London. In 2006 Brett was recruited by a multinational organisation to head up their Trades and Labour division in Auckland. He specialised in temporary recruitment for the commercial and residential sector and then moved into the civil trades sector. Over the years Brett has recruited some very difficult roles for some of the biggest infrastructure projects and has a passion for the industry. He has 13 years’ experience in the trades and labour industry and knows what his client are looking for be it skills or personality. He prides himself on delivery and building professional relationships.

Contact Brett Bothma  Email or call +64 3 377 5955

 

Courtenay Shannon – Senior Consultant

Courtenay Shannon Tech 5 Team

Courtenay started her career with Tech 5 in our Christchurch office and has a passion for recruitment with over 8 years sales and customer service experience.

Courtenay now works as a Senior Consultant in the Tech 5 Wellington office. The growth she has experienced in the company shows just what Tech 5 can offer; there are no boundaries to hinder any opportunity you strive for.

Outside of work Courtenay is very family oriented and has a love affair with travel. Her goals in life are to tick off many of the countries on her bucket list as well as continue to reach her career goals.

Contact Courtenay Shannon  Email or call +64 27 683 5555

 

Christchurch Office


Ben Allen – Director

Tech 5 Ben AllenBen commenced his technical recruitment career in Switzerland. He has worked for multinational recruitment providers since 2001 and is a co-owner of Tech5 Recruitment Limited.

Prior to recruitment, Ben had a professional rugby career, playing both in NZ and France. At a bantam weight of 115kgs he wasn’t a ½ back, preferring to maul the ball from the front!

Ben delivers to his clients in very much a hands on capacity, with a supportive team around him to call on where necessary.

Contact Ben Allen  Email or call +64 9 362 0555

 

John Wyatt – Group CEO

Tech 5 John WyattI take an active role in ensuring Tech 5 sets and achieves its vision and remains at the technological forefront of the recruitment industry. I ensure that we continue to deliver service levels above client and candidate expectation, via a committed and friendly team.

My business interests vary across Recruitment, Property and Construction. I have an in depth understanding of the Property Industry and have been involved in residential and commercial property since 1995. My property and construction experience is of benefit to my Directorship roles with Tech 5 and Griffiths Civil Build (Earthquake remedial work and Cell Phone Tower Construction).

I cut my teeth in the financial services industry 1981-1995 where I was involved in, international finance, risk management, IT product development, marketing and operational and relationship management.

If you are thinking of a career change or you are seeking a skilled resource then please give either myself or one of the team a call.

Contact John Wyatt  Email or call +64 4 913 1218

 

Brett Bothma – Director

Brett BothmaBrett commenced his recruitment career at the backend of 1999 with a medium sized agency in London. In 2006 Brett was recruited by a multinational organisation to head up their Trades and Labour division in Auckland. He specialised in temporary recruitment for the commercial and residential sector and then moved into the civil trades sector. Over the years Brett has recruited some very difficult roles for some of the biggest infrastructure projects and has a passion for the industry. He has 13 years’ experience in the trades and labour industry and knows what his client are looking for be it skills or personality. He prides himself on delivery and building professional relationships.

Contact Brett Bothma  Email or call +64 3 377 5955

 

Posetone Manu – Senior Recruitment Consultant

Posetone Manu Tech 5 TeamPosetone grew up in Christchurch and completed a BEd in Physical Education at the University of Canterbury with the ambition was to pursue a career as a High School Physical Education Teacher. However after the atrocities of the Earthquake of 2011, Pose had decided that he wanted to play an integral part in the rebuilding of his home town. An opportunity presented itself in the recruitment game and Pose has never looked back.

A focus of Pose’s is to provide a fast and effective service to all Tech 5 clients. Pose aims to establish himself as not only a leading Consultant in Tech 5 but in the whole of Christchurch’s construction industry.

Contact Posetone Manu  Email or call +64 27 550 5558

 

Benjamin Sexton – Recruitment Consultant

Benjamin Sexton Tech 5 TeamBen comes to Tech 5 having a very colourful and broad background which makes him a very relatable and knowledgeable individual for the Tech 5 team. Coming from Balclutha, he has completed a Bachelor Of Commerce and has even worked within the construction industry here in Christchurch making him more knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the market we have here today.

Prior to this he has worked as a Banking Adviser, managed a Jewellery store and sales agent for a hotel chain in the Tourism Industry as well. His varied background brings a fresh set of skills and perspectives to the table and his work ethic and drive see him to be a consultant with a hunger to please.

In his spare time, he is very active and exercises regularly while playing Rugby in the Christchurch competition for Marist. In March 2015 Ben and his dog Ollie biked the length of the country for Hospice and brought back a real sense of pride in the people of our country.

Ben understands people, and his advantage is his knowledge of many industries and specifically the Construction industry here in Christchurch. He works to find the right people for the clients and has numerous connections across NZ as a result of his background.

Contact Benjamin Sexton  Email or call +64 27 355 5829

 

Lydia McIntosh – Recruitment Consultant

Lydia McIntosh Tech 5 Team

Lydia grew up in Christchurch and completed her BA in Psychology at the University Of Canterbury. With experience in a variety of customer facing roles, she is now looking to develop and grow within the world of recruitment.

Lydia enjoys working in an unpredictable and challenging environment where no day is ever the same and is excited by the opportunities that Tech 5 have to offer in a fast-paced but rewarding environment.

In her spare time, Lydia enjoys socializing in the garden city, playing social sport and cooking.

Contact Lydia McIntosh  Email or call +64 27 583 3120

 

Steve Gee – Recruitment Consultant

Steve Gee Tech 5 Team

Steve brings to Tech 5 a background in construction account management, having been responsible for major projects across Canterbury and dealing with over 60 building companies concurrently. He enjoys building new business and the thrill of getting in front of clients, exploring every opportunity that arises and the challenges that all this brings.

Christchurch born and bred, and a classic Kiwi bloke, outside of work he enjoys touch, rugby and the outdoors. He played 12 years of Division 1 rugby for High School Old Boys and won a championship with the Canterbury ITM cup team in 2012. Now retired from Rugby he has instead taken up coaching of the Division 1 team.

Contact Steve Gee  Email or call +64 27 583 3121

 

Teleisha Robertson – National Health & Safety Manager

Teleisha Robertson

Teleisha is an asset to our Christchurch team in the vital role of National Health & Safety Manager.

She grew up in Greymouth before moving to London in 2013. Whilst in the UK, Teleisha gained valuable experience as a Service Delivery Consultant for a large recruitment company. It is primarily this experience and her positive attitude which make her an invaluable member of our busy team.

Teleisha started in the role of office administrator and after a year of working for Tech 5 she got the opportunity to challenge herself in her new role of National Health & Safety Manager.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, making the most of Christchurch’s wining and dining experiences and planning the next part of the world she wants to tick off her list.

Contact Teleisha Robertson  Email or call +64 27 555 2570

 

Cailee Autridge – Resource Administrator

Cailee Autridge Tech 5 Team

Cailee grew up in South Canterbury where she worked in hospitality and studied International Tourism. After getting top results in Accounting and Marketing modules, her long-held aspirations to be a Travel Agent took an unexpected turn when she decided to branch out into recruitment.

An opportunity to become the Resource Administrator for Tech 5 was the perfect way to kick-start her career. Cailee takes a lot of pride in her work and enjoys a good challenge, and she enjoys being a part of our Christchurch team.

In her spare time, she loves to stay active and adventurous with a good road trip or some hiking. After having traveled to Germany twice as well as Singapore and Australia, Cailee aims to add many more countries to her list.

Contact Cailee Autridge  Email or call +64 27 583 3227

 

Philippines Office


Stephen Matheson – General Manager

Stephen Matheson Tech 5 Team

Stephen joined Tech 5 in early 2013, coming from a successful construction company in Christchurch, and he quickly set up Tech 5’s Filipino model with Director Ben Allen. His expertise lies in international project recruitment and he is currently successfully managing the recruitment, compliance and jurisdictional challenges for Tech 5 in Manila. Tech 5 feels that, having a Kiwi on the ground in Manila, is a critical point of difference for us and the work he does, whilst certainly challenging, is very rewarding for the number of Filipino lives we have changed.

Stephen has been in the recruitment industry for well over a decade and he has worked all over the world, bringing experience, loyalty and resilience to our organisation.

view-linked-in-profileContact Stephen Matheson  Email or call +63 917 800 4323