Meet the team: Our talent is sourcing your talent

At Emergent our talent really is finding, cultivating and retaining ‘talent’. We are aware that Emergent’s reputation will always be judged by the quality and talent of the candidates that we can offer our clients. It’s what drives all of the team here at Emergent and why you’ll always find us out in the market, networking and developing long-term relationships with the best people in their fields. Each of our hand-picked team bring a genuine desire to provide the ‘best fit’ for both candidates and clients.

Diane Foreman
Emergent Director

Carmen Bailey
Emergent Director

Louise McLean
Emergent Waikato

Debbie Tuck
Emergent Business Support & Legal

Neesha D’Lima
Assistant Accountant
Carmen Bailey
Consulting Director

Nick Logan
Consulting Manager – Contracting

Jane Wimsett
Senior Consultant

Debbie Tuck
Consulting Manager, Company Director

Sukhy Mander
Recruitment Consultant

Lauren Hetaraka
Recruitment Consultant

Kate Corkery
Recruitment Consultant

Hattie Maclennan
Recruitment Consultant

Brodie Mulcahy
Recruitment Coordinator

Eva Mathers
Recruitment Administrator

Louise McLean
Consulting Manager, Company Director

Julie Runciman
Associate Consultant

Executive & Senior Consultancy – Auckland

CARMEN BAILEY Consulting Director
Carmen established Emergent in 2002. Leading the way in quality recruitment, Emergent quickly acquired a reputation for quality client and candidate engagements in contracting…
…and permanent roles—for corporate and professional organisations.

Emergent has come a long way and grown significantly since those early days. A Board and management team oversee the company, yet Carmen loves being actively engaged with clients’ businesses and advising some of New Zealand’s top talent. Carmen’s client and personal relationships include CEOs, Chairs and senior HR Executives across New Zealand’s commercial and NFP sectors.

Drawing on close to 30 years’ experience, Carmen also coaches and develops our team and actively mentors and provides career advice to New Zealand’s future business.

NICK LOGAN Consulting Manager - Contracting
Nick joined Emergent in 2005, armed with significant experience from working in the UK recruitment market and a desire to develop long-term relationships with clients. Nick has established…
…a significant reputation across a number of positions. He has managed key accounts for several Fortune 500 companies specialising in the provision of SAP contract consultants on a global basis. He also played a large part in staffing one of London’s largest ever SAP implementations for a leading professional services organisation.

Immigrating to New Zealand and joining Emergent has afforded Nick the opportunity to develop much stronger and more in-depth relationships with a number of key clients. As a Senior Consultant, Nick is responsible for contract placement in all core business areas as well as industry sectors. He says Emergent has given him the opportunity to broaden his knowledge across all the key disciplines and he is equally competent in providing contractors in Project Management, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Human Resources.

Known for his sense of humour in the office, outside of work Nick is a proud, doting dad to his four children.

Contact Nick directly today on +64 21 748 544.

JANE WIMSETT Senior Consultant
Jane holds a Diploma in Business in Human Resource Management from Auckland University. She started her career working for one of the largest global recruitment…
…companies, specialising in permanent appointments. Recognising her calling early, Jane was ranked number one internationally after just 18 months in the industry.

Throughout her career she has held management positions at branch level and in sales. Jane’s decision to join Emergent in 2004 was driven by her desire to find a company which reflected her business values. Jane’s client service philosophy revolves around knowing her customers’ businesses intimately and striving for operational excellence with a personal, responsive touch.

“Emergent is a brand I am proud of. I have colleagues who I really trust and can depend on. The structure allows me the room to be myself. I’m very resourceful and tenacious, I never give up, and it’s therefore very rare that I can’t find the right solution.”

Contact Jane directly today on +64 21 507 606.

Business Support & Legal – Auckland

DEBBIE TUCK Consulting Manager - Business Support & Legal
Debbie joined our team in 2014 as our Business Support & Legal Consulting Manager. She has over 22 years’ experience working…
…as a recruitment consultant specialising in temporary and contract recruitment in both London and New Zealand. Her speciality is business support and legal recruitment across all sectors. Loving the flexibility and intimacy of a boutique agency, Debbie both leads the division and is responsible for recruiting our incredible Business Support talent.

Having always worked in a demanding and ever changing environment Debbie’s team are particularly good at accommodating and adapting to clients requirements.  They look ‘outside the box’ to offer innovative solutions for recruitment challenges.

Debbie says “Emergent is small enough to provide a really personal service, yet has the infrastructure to service our larger clients’ sizable recruitment requirements.  The Emergent reputation with both candidates and client alike is all about providing an exemplary and personal service – perfectly matching talent and business need.”

Debbie is very passionate about working as a recruiter and this comes across in her work.

“I have always had very strong values and ethics when it comes to recruitment, my customers know they are always going to get a candid opinion and a proficient, reliable and honest service”. ‘I really hate to hear from clients that they have had a bad experience when using an agency to recruit, I enjoy restoring their faith in recruiters and show how effective using an agency to recruit can be when done the right way”.

Debbie moved from London to New Zealand in 2009.  She loves spending time with her 2 boys and enjoys everything ‘outdoors’.  Debbie loves mountain biking, kayaking and SUP.  In quieter times she also enjoys Yoga, reading and food.

Contact Debbie directly today on +64 9 353 2007.

SUKHY MANDERRecruitment Consultant - Business Support & Legal
Originally from London, Sukhy has travelled extensively. She has a diverse career background covering many different roles in…
…multiple countries. Now a permanent NZ resident, in her words, “as soon as I arrived in New Zealand I knew this had to be home.”  With her background and qualifications (Legal Secretary) Sukhy understands first-hand the requirements of many business support roles, as well as the benefits and challenges of working in them as a permanent or temp employee.  Outside work Sukhy loves Yoga, running, reading, movies and of course travelling.  She has a Legal Secretary Diploma, is a qualified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, and holds a certificate in Chakra Healing.

Contact Sukhy directly today on +64 9 353 2004.

LAUREN HETARAKARecruitment Consultant - Business Support & Legal
Lauren has recently joined the team at Emergent as a Business Support Consultant. Lauren is no stranger to recruitment and has…
…gained several year’s experience recruiting in Property & Real Estate and Business Support. She was approached with an opportunity to help develop an Australian recruitment company’s first venture into the Auckland market and quickly became a trusted name in a niche field of recruitment. Thriving on building relationships and creating trust with both clients and candidates alike, Lauren is excited to be joining the Emergent team.

Lauren has recently moved back to New Zealand after residing in Sydney for several years. Although she picked up an Australian accent, Lauren says she’s happy to be back as Aotearoa will always be home.

After hours Lauren really enjoys seeking out New Zealand’s best beach spots. Lauren also enjoys spending weekends with friends, family and especially her cat Hector.

Contact Lauren directly today on +64 9 366 3886.

HATTIE MACLENNANRecruitment Consultant - Business Support & Legal
Upon graduating from Otago University, Hattie took off on a European adventure as a Stewardess on superyachts. However…
…New Zealand called her home, and she’s now using her client services skills in providing an exceptional experience for both clients and candidates of Emergent.

Hattie’s unique skills are in developing a quick empathy and understanding with everyone she works with. She’s an excellent listener, who always has the best for client and candidate at the front of all her decision-making.

She’s a multi-talented individual, who can be found playing the guitar, tinkering with DIY projects, or competing in feijoa-eating competitions in her spare time.

Contact Hattie directly today on +64 9 353 2006.

KATE CORKERYRecruitment Consultant - Business Support & Legal
Kate has been recruiting roles across the Business Support space for the past 2 years and has built…
…a trusted name in the market with both candidates and clients.Prior to recruitment Kate worked in advertising as a Senior Account Manager for 3 years. She has a passion for working with people, building relationships and finding solutions. Kate she is proud to be a part of the Emergent team and work within a culture is so focused on building strong client and candidate relationships.

Outside of the office Kate plays prem netball and in a past life was a cheerleader for New Zealand and has won 2 world championship titles. Off the court she loves to brunch at a café with her friends, dog and a great flat white!

BRODIE MULCAHYRecruitment Associate - Business Support & Legal
Brodie joined emergent with a passion for working with people. She graduated with a Bachelor of Communications and Business with a major in Human Resources and completed an internship focusing on recruitment and learning and development…
Brodie initially joined Emergent as a recruitment coordinator and soon found her passion for recruitment, building relationships and problem solving. In her spare time, Brodie is found spending time with friends, families and keeping up to date with all the latest films and music.
EVA MATHERSRecruitment Administrator - Business Support & Legal
Eva has recently moved from London to New Zealand to reconnect with her kiwi heritage. A psychology graduate from…
…The University of Manchester and qualified primary school teacher, Eva is now using her passion for helping people in the recruitment world.In her spare time Eva likes to cook, travel, listen to music and read.

Emergent Waikato – Hamilton

LOUISE MCLEANConsulting Manager - Emergent Waikato
Following more than two decades in the industry Louise founded Emergent’s Hamilton and Waikato presence. A Director and shareholder in the company, Louise and family have lived and worked in Hamilton for many years, and as small entrepreneurial business owners, understand the challenges of…
…finding good people in a skill-shortage environment.  Yet Louise has a knack for finding good talent to help local businesses and large companies move from good to great.
JULIE RUNCIMANAssociate Consultant - Emergent Waikato
After 5 years recruiting accounting and finance roles in the Auckland market, Julie and her husband swapped the busy city life for a more relaxed lifestyle on the shores of Lake Karapiro in the Waikato to raise their family. More recently she…
…has worked in various contract roles within Internal Recruitment teams recruiting a wide variety of roles across a number of different industries.  Keen to be part of a team who are passionate about what they do and uncompromising in providing a good candidate experience, Julie joined the Hamilton team to provide administrative support and expertise in identifying and sourcing the best talent within the Waikato market.

Head Office & Support

NEESHA D’LIMAManagement Accountant
Neesha joined Emergent in 2015 after more than 8 years with one of New Zealand’s iconic international companies. Having previously been a ‘specialist’ accountant in a large corporate…
…Neesha relishes the variety of work in a fast paced company like Emergent – where no two days are the same. Neesha is an all-rounder who keeps the business humming and takes care of the business critical systems such as payroll, accounts and contracts, invoicing and general administration. After-hours she enjoys a quieter lifestyle with her wonderful family.