Red Team

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Mardi Thompson

Consultant, Hawke's Bay

Mardi has a Masters in Human Resource Management from Macquarie University and is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a long track record as both the hiring and recruitment manager. Professionally she understands multiple industries and business unit disciplines including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and the primary sector.


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Jo Davenport

Consultant, Auckland

Jo has been well known and highly respected by the team at red for years. She brings a very strong business acumen and wealth of experience spanning industries including healthcare, FMCG, and advertising as well as the exciting and very current ecommerce space. Jo knows what it means to build strong, enduring partnerships and her expertise in marketing and sales strategy outside of recruitment bring real breadth to our client and candidate engagement. Her BCom (Hons) from Otago University prepared her for her marketing roles in both multinational and privately owned organisations in New Zealand and abroad. But it’s the entrepreneurial and private ownership flair that brings the extra string in Jo’s bow. She understands first-hand the importance of building relationships and delivering results that sit at the heart of our unrelenting client focus.  Since joining our team in early 2018 Jo has had a hugely positive impact. 


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Gemma Newland

Recruitment Service Manager, Hawke’s Bay

A career that commenced with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree and a past life as a theatre nurse means Gemma has every little detail covered and everything under control. She joined red in July 2012 and now takes the administration and support management lead. Gemma also manages the desk in relation to all of our Hawke's Bay Temp assignments.


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Pippa Castles

Recruitment Service Manager, Auckland

Pippa comes to red with a multitude of experiences. Holding a Bachelor of Education Degree and a background in Early Childhood Education, she began her career as a teacher before moving into coordination and management. Pippa has also gleaned experiences and skills from the Sales, Service and Marketing industries. Multitalented and multitasking, Pippa joined red in February 2016 and holds the fort in Auckland.


Kim Matthews

Financial Controller, Hawke's Bay

A fully qualified Chartered Accountant, Kim works part-time providing financial expertise to the business. She is also a great sounding board when we are recruiting accounting and senior finance appointments. A long-standing member of the red team, Kim's expertise is appreciated by both her fellow team members as well as our wider client base.


Contact our Auckland team (09) 366 7662
Contact our Hawke's Bay team (06) 877 6637