We’re so excited to have Chris as our Senior Talent Solutions Consultant based in New Plymouth. 

Chris is qualified as a Marine Scientist, however when he finished his degree it was in the thick of the GFC so finding a job was a struggle. After working various jobs in the marine environment space, he found himself in a recruitment role with our very own Matthew. He realised he had a passion for helping people and wanted to be for others what he needed when he was struggling to find jobs after university. Fast-forward a few years and we are so excited to have him on board and based in Taranaki! 

Chris absolutely fell in love with the region after multiple visits with his wife. He has a huge passion for surfing and the waves in Wellington just didn’t compare to those in Taranaki, so he started having those important conversations that maybe New Plymouth was the place to live. 

In 2020 at the height of the pandemic he learnt that he would be having to leave his rental in Wellington at the end of the year. So, when New Zealand was at alert level 4, without being able to even view properties, him and his wife bought a house in New Plymouth. By the end of the year he found himself living in his dream location. Only a 10-minute walk to the beach, 2 minutes to the coastal walkway, beautiful weather, and hardly any traffic – what more could you ask for! He’s been part of the HainesAttract family for 2 months and it’s safe to say he’s doing a fantastic job helping clients with their recruitment needs. 

Get in touch with the Chris today and find out how he can help you or your organisation with your recruitment challenges – Christopher.gibbons@hainesattract.co.nz