About Tyler Wren

We are recruitment specialists with decades of experience.
A track history of matching the perfect people with the perfect roles across Australia and New Zealand is why employers and job seekers prefer us over the rest.

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Lisa Gray

Founder and Partner – Australia & New Zealand
T: +64 (0) 9 973 5470
E: Email Lisa Gray
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English-born, but now a proud Kiwi, Lisa has worked in recruitment for over 20 years. During that time, she has loved her role as a hands-on recruiter. With expertise in Design & Build, Law, Accountancy & Finance and Banking & Financial Services, Lisa set up Tyler Wren recruitment in 2017 to overcome the famine of job candidates for New Zealand.

Lisa has trained and successfully managed many recruitment teams but continues to work closely with candidates and clients to provide the best opportunities available.

She believes in qualifying and understanding her candidates’ skills, personalities and aspirations to carefully match these with her clients.

Having spent 14 years with a large corporate recruiter across Britain, Lisa has a strong understanding of the UK recruitment market. This, together with eight years of recruiting in New Zealand, means Lisa has a deep understanding of how and why New Zealand is a great opportunity for both local and European-based candidates.

Having personally placed thousands of people into new roles, Lisa and Tyler Wren as regarded as the premier New Zealand career experts.

Like most life-loving Kiwis, Lisa loves a game of golf, wine, hiking, barbeques and spending time at the pristine, sandy beaches surrounding New Zealand.

Gary Bloxham

Director and Partner – Australia & New Zealand
Banking, Insurance, Risk, & Financial Services
T: +64 (0) 9 974 9072
E: Email Gary Bloxham
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Originally from South Africa, Gary worked in the Insurance and Financial Services sector for 20+ years in South Africa, Africa and Switzerland. Gary has been working in recruitment in New Zealand since 2015, leading teams in the Insurance & Financial Services sector. A joint director of Tyler Wren, Gary heads up the Financial Services desk, covering Banking, Insurance, Risk & Compliance, and all aspects of Financial Services.

Gary works closely with candidates to understand their career aspirations. His background knowledge in Insurance & Financial Services coupled with his strong NZ network leads to great employer/employee relationships.

Gary moved to New Zealand with his partner in 2015. With a wide family and friendship support circle, they were quickly “Kiwi-fied”. Thanks to his broad background in Insurance & Financial Services, he was quickly able to develop a solid network in New Zealand and is proud to call Aotearoa home. 

On the weekends Gary and his partner can be found enjoying the outdoors and are keen foodies. They both enjoy entertaining at home or dining out with a few cheeky wines.

Tasha Toehemotu

Partner – New Zealand
Accounting & Finance
T: +64 (0) 9 930 9827
E: Email Tasha Toehemotu
More about Tasha

Tasha has taken an interesting route on her way to a career in recruitment. Starting out in an accounting firm, Tasha then moved into insurance sales before finding her calling as a passionate recruiter. Her favourite moment in recruitment is when a candidate is absolutely overjoyed to accept a great job offer – one that will elevate their career and enhance their lifestyle. 

Since 2016 she has specialised within the CA space and has long standing relationships with Big Four, Mid Tiers, large, and medium to boutique sized firms across New Zealand. She covers roles within business advisory services, tax, audit, corporate finance, forensics and a few cross over roles. She works with local candidates, Kiwi returners and those who want to relocate the the land of the long white cloud.

Auckland born and raised, Tasha loves indulging in cuisine (and the odd drop of wine) as well as ticking off countries on her bucket list with her other half. From time to time, her two adorable pooches (Panda and Kobe) make an appearance in the office, creating plenty of ooohs and ahhhs!

Ben Holloway

Manager (Christchurch) – NZ & Australia
Accounting & Finance
T: +64 (0) 9 972 9988
E: Email Ben Holloway
More about Ben

Ben found his way into the world of recruitment after many years in sales and management.

His experience has shown him how life-changing the right role can be for a candidate and how valuable the right candidate can be for a business. He has proudly built an ethical, transparent way of working with his contacts to ensure that expectations are met for both parties.

In the UK, Ben worked in construction before backpacking across Australia. Unable to return to England’s cold winters, he settled in Auckland. After a decade in Auckland, he moved south to our Christchurch office. He understands how NZ businesses work and considers himself a Kiwi.

Ben has many years of experience recruiting in the accounting and finance sector, including public practice and commercial positions in New Zealand and Australia.

Ben loves all things football and is a devout Manchester United fan. You will find him spending time with his two young daughters when he is not playing football or supporting his team.

Stevie Doubleday

Partner – New Zealand
T: +64 (0) 9 930 9828
E: Email Stevie Doubleday
More about Stevie

Stevie has worked in recruitment since 2015, both in the United Kingdom and now back in New Zealand. Originally from Auckland, Stevie completed a Bachelor of Business and then gained a couple of years experience in marketing before doing the typical Kiwi OE to London.

Two years working and travelling abroad made Stevie realise how much she loved New Zealand and she made the decision she was ready to come home and settle back in Auckland, although it did take her five months, with three months backpacking in South East Asia, to get her here.

Stevie has recruited in a number of industries, including Office Support, Accounting and Finance and now Legal – in both the permanent and temporary job space. Her passions lie in matching candidates to their dream roles, ensuring the right culture fit in order to further their careers. Since making the switch to the Legal market she has found her niche and clicks with Lawyers, Legal Executives and Secretaries alike. 

Stevie understands how daunting it can be to move jobs, cities and countries and to come home, so is always available to lend an ear or give advice. Just don’t get her started talking about travel!

Out of the office, Stevie enjoys spending time with friends and family, whether that’s hiking in the great outdoors or having a cheeky wine – although her next travel destination (Country number 46) is never too far from her mind.

Jaz Locke

Jaz Thorn

Partner – New Zealand
Accounting & Finance
T: +64 (0) 3 260 5103
E: Email Jaz Thorn
More about Jaz

Originally from England, Jaz feels privileged to be able to inhabit and celebrate the vibrant Kiwi culture of New Zealand. Jaz completed a Bachelor’s in Psychology and during her internship fell in love with recruitment. Her background is recruiting in volunteer, medical, childcare and accounting/financial environments. Like a true Cantabrian, Jaz has lived, studied, worked and happily settled in Christchurch. She loves being able to help fellow Kiwis gain experience and career progression in their specialised fields of work.

Jaz enjoys connecting with people over a good cup of coffee, or cheeky glass of wine. She has both the work and personal drive to help others achieve great heights and be the best that they can be. She has experience in talent scouting, recruiting, training and onboarding candidates for hard-to-source areas, and has found success during candidate shortages, through earthquakes and a pandemic. Jaz prides herself on being hardworking, empathetic and personable. These qualities have helped grow lasting relationships and connections throughout the South Island.

When Jaz is not working, she enjoys going camping, hiking and travelling New Zealand with her partner. They also enjoy socialising with friends at local restaurants and bars, or snuggled up with a good movie, snacks and their two cats, Minxy and Bella.

Vikki Cox

Vikki Cox

NZ Recruitment Specialist – Based in UK
All recruitment for Australia & New Zealand
T:+44 (0)20 3059 1582
E: Email Vikki Cox
More about Vikki

Vikki has over 20 years hands-on recruitment experience, having previously worked 10 of these with the UK’s largest specialist recruitment agency and all 20 of them alongside Lisa Gray. She has worked within different sectors, including Legal, Design & Build, Accountancy and Finance, and Office Support, covering the temporary, permanent and contract markets.

As a recruitment consultant she understands how the right role can change someone’s life, and she understands how intimidating an overseas move, or making the move back home after time overseas, can seem.  This combination of professional experience and personal empathy makes her the ideal person to work alongside candidates interested in exploring the move home or possibility of moving to New Zealand and Australia.

Vikki has travelled across New Zealand and Australia and appreciates what amazing countries they are, and what life is like there. She has a fond appreciation for the wines of Marlborough, the beauty of Waiheke, the breath of fresh air that is Coogee Beach and the calmness of Lake Pukaki.

Having experienced personal moves around the UK and 5 years in Cyprus, she is currently settled in her home county of Lincolnshire again enjoying life with her two young children. When she is not in the gym, you will find her in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

Teresa Holloway

Teresa Holloway

Consultant – Australia & New Zealand
T: +64 (0) 3 666 0020
E: Email Teresa Holloway
More about Teresa

Teresa has found her way into Recruitment after a successful career in Sales, Business Development and Relationship Management in the Insurance and Financial sectors. Her career has been built on her ability to build strong relationships and taking the time to understand the needs of each client. With more than 15 years’ of experience, she understands the importance of getting to know people’s strengths and ambitions to help them take the next step in their career journey.

As a Recruitment Consultant, she loves seeing candidates succeed in achieving their career goals and finding the team that allows them to reach their full potential.

With a love of travel, Teresa is looking forward to ticking more countries off her bucket list. She loves exploring new places and immersing herself in different cultures. 

Teresa has lived in Auckland and Wellington and now calls North Canterbury home. When she is not working, you will likely find Teresa on the water or hiking with her two girls.

Photo of Monique Flatman, Legal Recruitment Consultant

Monique Flatman

Recruitment Consultant – New Zealand
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
T: +64 (0) 9 610 5825
E: Email Monique Flatman
More about Monique

With over seven years of experience in recruiting here in New Zealand, Monique has had the privilege of working with a wide range of candidates and clients. She takes pride in her ability to establish strong rapport with both parties as she believes it is crucial for fostering effective communication and understanding throughout the hiring process. 

One aspect she loves most about her job is getting to know the individuals she works with, understanding their career aspirations, strengths and preferences allows Monique to match people with the right opportunities. Similarly, building relationships with clients enables her to gain insight into their company culture and requirements, helping her find the perfect fit for their team. Outside of work, Monique loves trying out new recipes, dining out, and staying active at her local CrossFit gym, Kia Maia.

Over the years, Monique has expanded her recruiting expertise beyond New Zealand and has been successfully sourcing candidates in Australia, the Philippines, and the UK. This global experience has broadened her understanding of different job markets and cultural dynamics, allowing her to adapt her approach and deliver exceptional results for her clients and candidates alike.

She’s excited to continue her journey in recruitment, building connections and making meaningful matches across the professional services industry across the North Island.

Emily de Rooy

Emily de Rooy

Consultant – Australia & New Zealand
Accounting & Finance
T: +64 (0) 3 666 0016
E: Email Emily de Rooy
More about Emily

Emily is passionate about all things people. After completing a Human Resources degree, she has delved into the world of recruitment where this passion really came to light, having since recruited within the volunteer, electrical, and logistics industries. 

Emily is committed to taking the time to understand what candidates are truly looking for, their motives, and future career goals; carefully aligning them with the opportunities that will set them up for success. She navigates the recruitment process with empathy, approachability and a good sense of humour. 

Her love for travel, as well as her Dutch heritage, has fueled Emily’s overseas excursions, where she loves to pay specific attention to understanding different cultures, history, and ways of business. 

When she’s not recruiting, you can find Emily on the netball court, at a gym class, or having some social drinks with her mates. 

Caroline Tudehope

Caroline Tudehope

Candidate Manager – New Zealand
Accounting & Finance
T: +64 (0) 3 667 4521 or +64 (0) 9 930 8521
E: Email Caroline Tudehope
More about Caroline

Caroline has landed in the world of recruitment after 10 years of experience in team management, customer service and sales. 

She is a vibrant person who loves getting to know people. Caroline enjoys taking the time to understand what makes her candidates tick, what they are looking for, and how they can reach their future career goals. As a Candidate Manager, she takes a personable and dedicated approach to the recruitment process and values building lasting relationships. Caroline has experience scouting the best talent, recruiting, training and onboarding candidates in their dream roles. 

Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the humanities realm that has given her effective communication skills and piqued her interest in history and travel. She has explored over 20 countries and loves meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. Out of office Caroline enjoys wining & dining at local bars and restaurants, and walks around Christchurch’s beautiful hills with her partner and miniature fox terrier, Cooper.

Bea Green

Bea Green

Candidate Manager – New Zealand
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
T: +64 (0) 9 871 7052
E: Email Bea Green
More about Bea

Bea has a flair for sourcing quality talent infused with a deep enthusiasm for working with individuals looking to take the next step in their career. With a background in agency and internal recruitment, she has had experience as both the candidate and the client and brings a unique perspective to the table.Bea’s recruitment experience has been predominantly in business support, customer service and financial support roles. 

Passionate about people, Bea thrives on the satisfaction of placing exceptional candidates in roles where they can truly shine. She enjoys being able to build lasting relationships with her candidates and identifying their goals, motivations and forecasting where their career could go next. 

As a candidate manager, Bea is outgoing, dynamic and dedicated with a whimsical sense of humour. She is a people-person and enjoys being able to be the stepping stone between an applicant and their dream role. 

Outside the office, you can often find Bea on her farm with her cat, five horses, two dogs, two guinea pigs, four goats, forty-two chickens and one parrot. She enjoys riding, swimming and a sangria on Fridays while binge-watching every season of “Married at First Sight” again.

Dotty & Boon

Dotty & Boon are our entertainment experts. They are always on hand to meet and greet our visitors and have particular expertise in cuddles and sitting on laps.