Clients & Testimonials

We are so lucky to work with wonderful people from interesting organisations both large and small throughout Aotearoa. Here’s what they have to say. 

Where to start? I’m a big supporter of Tribe, its professionalism, and its people – they also helped me find my own professional ‘tribe’ and source brilliant people for my own Teams.

Long known for matching the right talent to the right opportunity and for comprehensively understanding his market, Cameron King successfully placed me with Momentum Life as Head of Direct Distribution, where a few short months later I was promoted to Chief Distribution Officer – a ‘win win’ for his client and for his candidate! My personal experience of Cameron’s approach to Senior/Executive level search and recruitment was one of flawless execution and outstanding communication every step of the way.  Truly ‘best in class’.

Now with two new Teams to build from scratch, Tribe again delivered the goods.  During this phase of my engagement with Tribe we have worked closely with Alex Rutherford, an outstanding professional whose consultative approach enabled my team to source over 20 New Business Consultants and two fantastic Sales Team Leaders.  Alex was able to draw upon her own prior career experiences, and tireless search activities, to provide us with the best in-market candidates available. Alex’s clients are fortunate that she typifies the very best client-facing approach - she’s a natural relationship-builder who delivers. Alex’s proactive and consultative professionalism has been a breath of fresh air and a great advertisement for Tribe and its organisational values.

Jonny Knox | Chief Distribution Officer, Momentum Life

We worked with Josh and Dan to recruit two crucial positions to launch our business into New Zealand. We had chosen to work with Tribe as upon meeting with them, they seemed fast-paced, energetic, proactive and no-nonsense. We also liked the effort they put in to helping us put our best foot forward in marketing our business. The results did not disappoint when they presented us with a list of high calibre candidates in record time! We look forward to working with them again.

Natalie Johnson | HR Lead, Calbee ANZ

Ben from Tribe was great to work with! He was efficient and communicated well through the whole process.  He helped us fill the role within 1 month from advertising to contract signed, which was ideal as we had a short timeframe to work with.

Sarah Fraser | Business Manager, Essano

I can't speak more highly of Sandy. From the start, Sandy's communication was concise, informative and consistent. After our first meeting, Sandy also did an amazing job of feedback and setting me up for success for my interview. This was invaluable, and I felt it really did put me in the best possible position for success in the interview process.

You have an amazing team, Sandy is one of the best! Whilst highly recommending Tribe and Sandy to colleagues and professional contacts, Tribe will also be the first I turn to with recruitment needs as a client / organisation where needed in the future.

Keep doing what you and the team are doing. I can unequivocally tell you; Tribe are head and shoulders above the rest.

Andrew McKechnie - Senior People & Culture Business Partner, RHCNZ

Partnering with a client is something many providers claim to do, but few actually achieve. I found Tribe to absolutely be the exception. From my initial conversation with Cameron and throughout our interactions, I found Cameron and Suzie to be knowledgeable and client led. They were accessible, listened, and then went and did what they said they would: found us an excellent candidate. It's clear that they were acutely aware that their success was our success and worked hard to find us the right candidate. I would highly recommend working with them to anyone and would jump at the chance to do so again myself.

Adam Harvey, Business Performance Partner, The Learning Wave


After our return to the office post COVID-19 lockdown we had a few staff members we needed to recruit – and FAST.  I put the emphasis on fast as it was so key to the success of the roles that we were hiring.

We felt so lucky to have the support of Lidya and Georgia on the three hires that we needed.  They were super responsive, submitted amazing candidates, and all in record time!  They made the recruitment process so easy for us – ensuring they only submitted the right candidates for our business, who were in our budget and who could work within our timeframes.  We ended up hiring three superb employees and I’m so thankful that we had the Tribe team to help us as we couldn’t have done it without them.

What I loved the most was how fast the team were to respond and how well they “got” what type of person we needed.  Even the reference checks were submitted in record time. 

Brooke Riley - Head of HR, Trilogy

Tribe Client Testimonials Les Mills

"I have worked with a lot of executive search teams both internationally and in NZ, and Tribe stand out. They are redefining what the new breed of executive search is. Their ability to think differently, reach into community groups that others don’t, means that the candidates they find are unique. We worked with them recently on our Global CPO and Global CFO positions, and they did not disappoint. They will push you, challenge you, and are invested in making sure you get the best”.

Clive Ormerod - Chief Executive Officer, Les Mills International

Lindsay Cowley, Online Republic

Here at Tribe we have a dedicated Knowledge team, to provide a more in-depth search throughout your recruitment process, a key point of difference that stood out to Lindsay Cowley from Online Republic.

Watch: Lindsay Cowley – CEO, Online Republic

Tribe Client Testimonials Mercury

"Why do I chose to partner with Tribe? I have worked with both Emma and James, two of the chiefs, for 10 years plus and appreciate their genuine focus on partnership and understanding of what good talent looks like. Tribe's brand compliments ours and has cut through, attracting a high calibre of people, not to mention their research function which taps into inactive talent in the market. We have used Tribe and their specialist teams across many disciplines, at all levels, and have been impressed with the calibre of people they have in their teams. I continue to value their honest commercial advice and I know that they work in a true partnership model to help us achieve our business goals."

Marlene Strawson - General Manager People & Performance, Mercury

Food Nation

“Tribe Team and Yannie our Consultant in Supply Chain & Operations listened to our requirements, helped shape our thinking on what we needed, and then found the perfect team member to join us. We were an emerging start-up looking for our first team member to join the business and had no job description to start with. Tribe helped to mould the role around top talent in the market, searched locally and internationally to ensure they could meet the broad skillset and expertise we were after. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the Tribe Team again.”

Watch: Josie Lambert – FOOD NATION, Co-founder

Mercury Building

"I have worked with Lidya for the last 4+ years through different companies. Professional, approachable and adaptable l find Lidya a dynamic and focused individual who goes the extra mile to present high caliber candidates. Lidya takes the time to understand and analyse the business and the role, by gaining a deep and tangible understanding of the cultural pieces that make my team(s) thrive. The attention to detail and prompt follow-through is second to none.

Her unique ability to tailor the process for my teams and organisation requirements is what sets Lidya apart from the rest."

Brenda Edwards - Credit and Collections Manager, Mercury

Spark Agile

“We have been partnering with Tribe for some time now to identify talented people who want to join our Spark Team. Tribe have consistently sought to understand the specific context of our business and what we have on offer – particularly evident as we worked through our Agile transformation. The team at Tribe take the time to authentically connect with the people they send our way and our leaders across a range of expertise domains. We have a good partnership foundation in place – we listen to each other and they deliver to our identified needs."

Heather Polglase - HR Director, Spark

Julia Matthews - CEO, Two Islands

As a successful business with continuous growth, Julia Matthews needed the right support to sustain that growth, here is why she got in touch with Tribe.

Watch: Julia Matthews - CEO, Two Islands

Tiffani Graydon - Yealands

"Thanks for your stellar service with this project. It was a real pleasure to work with you and again, #teamTribe delivered!"

Tiffani Graydon - CEO, Yealands

Lotto NZ

"Lidya has always kept in contact and across the way my team, our business and how our performance is going. She sincerely engages to understand my team, our role and the changes we have within the business.

Recently, I approached Lidya with an immediate need of getting some talented people for my team, for a sudden increase of calls into our Helpdesk. Because of the way Lidya works, she already knew the fit and environment and delivered immediately. I had an energetic group of people to have in the team and the process was made as effortless as possible.

Overall, I enjoy working with Lidya and I appreciate her genuine approach to working with people. She is personable, professional and is great at what she does."

Victor Hukui - Customer Service Manager, Lotto NZ


"I have used Tribe for recruiting new team members to the company I work for. The service I have received has been excellent, they listen to my requirements and quickly get an understanding of both the company and type of person we are looking for, the end result to date has been very successful – a good partnership all around."

Chris Lyall - Lead Assistant, Spark


"Sealord have been working with the tribe team for the past few years and have filled a range of sales and marketing roles at various levels of seniority. I’ve found Cam to be a highly engaged business partner who is interested in our business, our people and culture when we’ve been recruiting and he strives to deliver us the best candidates for the job brief. What I like most about Jenny and the Tribe team, other than the recruitment process itself, is being able to call on their advice from a broader perspective from discussing the current employment market to potential future candidates to even some career advice for the team, the list could go on. They are genuine, straight talking and pragmatic. Ideal for partnering with."

Stuart Yorston General Manager New Zealand - Sealord Group Ltd


"My initial meeting with Sandy to talk about candidate requirements was very beneficial. Sandy was engaged and informed and seemed to genuinely understand the technical need and was keen to understand more about the culture fit.

Communications regarding candidate interviews were great. We had to shuffle a few times and Sandy was very accommodating and responsive. Covid arrived in the middle of the process which added an interesting dimension but I felt the communication remained transparent throughout. Communication throughout negotiation, contact signing and commencement of employment has also been great."

Sarah Hall - Customer & Compliance Learning Manager, TSB

Lewis Road products

"The team at Tribe took the time upfront to really understand what we were after and to ensure we got the right candidates shortlisted from the get go. The entire recruitment process was very professional with great communication and feedback loops that secured us a really top quality candidate we are exceptionally pleased with."

George Gordon - Commercial Director, Lewis Road Creamery

Mix Limited

"The Tribe team are our recruitment partner of choice because their absolute first priority has always been developing a deep understanding of our business model, our strategy, our values and our team. Jenny, Cam & Chelsi know what makes us tick as well as we do and as a result they consistently put forward the best possible candidates for our business and never simply candidates for the sake of filling a short list.  Strategic thinking, clear communication, cohesive teamwork and great outcomes are the hallmarks of any recruitment process with the Tribe team.  Their passion and commitment for our success makes them feel more like a trusted advisor within our team rather than a business partner and we are absolutely better together working with the team at Tribe."

Craig Langley - CEO, Mix Ltd

NZ Post

"I have been working with Tribe for a number of years. Initially, they helped me to establish a new Sales & Marketing senior leadership team following an organisational restructure.  

Although working at NZ Post may not have immediately been at the top of potential candidates’ wish lists, the team at Tribe were able to articulate the opportunities these roles presented in order to secure a strong pool of candidates. In addition to understanding the specific skills and capabilities required, they were able to recruit to the desired team culture I was seeking to establish.  

The outcome is that we have established an extremely strong and collaborative leadership team with diverse and complementary skillsets. More than two years down the track that team is still together and delivering great results. 

We continue to use Tribe for external recruitment of key sales and marketing personnel."

Bryan Dobson - Chief Marketing Officer, NZ Post

Ceres Organics

"Having worked with Dan for over 7 years, I have found him to be one of the most agile Supply Chain and Procurement recruitment specialists I’ve dealt with. His attention to detail, ability to identify the right fit – almost with a sixth sense - and his knowledge of the wider industry ensures the best candidate selections are brought forward – a vital service component when time is precious and talent is hard to find. I highly recommend Dan as the solutions provider of choice to fill those challenging Supply Chain and procurement roles."


Rob Appleyard - Head of Operations and Supply Chain, Ceres Organics

Oriens Capital

"We recently engaged Tribe (Jenny and Cameron) to assist with the recruitment of a CEO for About Health Supplements Ltd. Following a short advertising and search campaign we were presented with three very diverse and highly capable candidates. All fitted the brief.  Working with Cameron who was our main contact, was a great experience. Regular communication and follow-up allowed us to be well informed throughout. I know Tribe is well respected by both client businesses and candidates. Recruitment decisions are some of the most critical and important you face in business. Tribe made the process easy and we trusted their insights along the way. Great follow-up after the candidate was placed was also excellent. 

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jenny, Cameron and the team at Tribe."

Peter Tinholt - Director, Oriens Capital

Mike Stolz - Goodman Fielder

Some roles can be easier to hire than others, Mike Stolz knew exactly what he wanted and tasked Tribe to find the perfect balance to meet those needs for him and the business. Here is what he had to say!

Watch: Mike Stolz - Senior Commercial Finance Manager, Goodman Fielder


"I've enjoyed a long-term relationship with Jenny and most recently with Cameron who have successfully recruited key senior sales and product marketing roles across the NZ organisation's I have led at Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics and JUUL Labs.  Through the multiple roles filled over many years, the team has always looked to deeply understand the company strategy and business situation well beyond the role itself, which has seen some really strong candidates and organization fit. I've been impressed with the super responsive nature of the team from what have been some seriously demanding briefs, the frank and honest dialogue we have, and ultimately finding the right people. The team stays close from the brief right through to role appointment which for me is important and this has always shown up through a positive candidate experience. I'd happily recommend Tribe to any organization in NZ looking to find real talent in a challenging talent market." 

Andy Hrstic - Managing Director, JUUL Labs NZ Ltd

Tribe Client Testimonials Bevie

"With regard to our recent CMO appointment, you guys hit it out of the park – so thank you. Cameron is an absolute professional – he understood our needs and took the time to understand our business. The process was great with some really good candidates put forward!

Thanks again to Cam and the team! Great job."

John van Rensburg - CEO, Bevie

Tom and Luke

"Over the years I have worked with Tribe I have always been impressed with the way they take the time to understand an individual’s needs and work hard to create a solution from there."

Matt Donn - CEO, Tom and Luke

Pernod Ricard

“ Our business has worked with the team at Tribe for a number of years and value this relationship which is built on mutual trust to help us secure the right talent, challenge our thinking and create value for our business. This is built on a deep understanding of our business that reflects our shared work together and the quality of the team at Tribe – genuinely personal business that always has our interests at the heart of any discussion. I strongly recommend”

Kevin Mapson Commercial Managing Director, Pernod Ricard

Dairyworks NZ

"When looking for a recruiter partnership there are three key success factors I look for – 1) do they understand our organisation, where we are heading and what capability we need to get there, 2) Do they understand our culture and our people for the right fit and 3) do they have a deep understanding of the FMCG industry and the talent within the market…

Jenny, Cam and the team at Tribe are exceptional across all three aspects and as a result consistently provide quality candidates (not just any candidate) that add value to our organisation. They have a deep understanding of the FMCG market, they are insightful, challenging and when if it gets hard they keep going to ensure we get the right result not just any result. This allows them to be an independent trusted people advisor and I really value their input. And lastly and most importantly they are just great people, they are genuine, trusting and have great intent."

Tim Carter - CEO, Dairyworks

Paul Wilcox – CEO, Auckland Racing Club

Hiring a new role is no easy feat for a business, having the support and knowledge behind you is exactly what took the pressure off Paul Wilcox when it came time to hire a new CFO. 

Watch: Paul Wilcox – CEO, Auckland Racing Club


“I highly recommend Tribe. They made the recruitment of our CFO easy. Their approach was professional, quick and efficient, and delivered great results."   

Sean Kelly - CEO, Smartfoods

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"Tribe supported Mi9 in our search for a marketing contractor to accelerate our marketing planning and execution as a key priority in FY20. Tribe presented some excellent candidates and I’m pleased to say one of them has been working with us for nine months, becoming a member of our team and delivering results that exceed our expectations. Our marketing contractor’s performance has led us to increase the hours she’s working in the business twofold to date." 

Rhys Heron - Managing Director, M9

Northern Regional Alliance - NRA

"I have dealt with Tribe for close to 2 years and they have provided excellent temporary staff. I can trust the Tribe team to find the right fit, the right person with the right skills and the right attitude. The Tribe team are responsive and proactive and their resources have highly complimented our team. Thank you Micha and the team for all of your on-going support."

Matt Pontin - Recruitment & Allocations Manager, NRA

Goodwin - The Better Life Choice

"I have worked with Sandy Gibbs on several recruitment projects in Australia within the aged care sector. She placed me in my current P&C position here at Goodwin. Sandy is a highly professional and dedicated person who listens to the client’s needs and outcomes. Whist working with Sandy she is able to suggest and guide you around different options and always has the client’s interests at heart.  Aside from recruitment and sourcing, Sandy delivered training workshops to our management team, remodelled and simplified our interviewing templates, and was asked to speak at a Goodwin recruitment forum earlier this year. Sandy partners with her clients and I am still using her for a major aged care recruitment drive even though she is now in New Zealand with Tribe. Three words that describe Sandy are - trustworthy, professional and results-oriented."

Marina Bolton - Executive Manager People and Culture, Goodwin


"When looking for temporary staff, I have turned to Tribe for the last couple of years now. They always have a number of people to choose from with various degrees of experience, depending of what our requirements have been. Usually when I have needed someone on a temping basis, I have needed them immediately and Tribe have been able help, which takes the stress out of things for me."

Chris Lyall - Lead Assistant, Spark

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"We work with the team at Tribe as a key recruitment partner across temp and perm and find them to be highly effective. They listen, they have tenacity, nothing is too hard, and they have invested in getting to know us well. We value their input and our relationship. Thanks team Tribe!"

Will Graham, Chief Customer Officer, Network for Learning

Spirit of New Zealand

"I wish to take this opportunity to advise that the response to our recent announcement of the recruitment of CEO Bruce Pilbrow has been both humbling and outstanding. We enjoyed the journey through the briefing, interviews, and selection with you, the Tribe Group, who second-guessed what our Trust was seeking.

As we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation, you were empathetic in your approach for us. We were only presented with persons of high calibre which made for robust, considered, and easy decision making. You remained in constant touch with us and the communication and time frame culminated in a most successful outcome.

As we approach our 50th Anniversary of operations in delivering life changing voyages to the Youth of the Nation, we are highly motivated to enter our next dynamic phase.

Thank you for the part you have played."

Steve Fisher - Chair, Spirit of Adventure


"Tribe have been very responsive and managed to find us great candidates at short notice to meet our short term needs."

Struan McLeod - Head of Shared Service Piritahi

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"I’ve worked with Dan previously and he was the main reason I used Tribe for this role. Dan moved things quickly and all worked out for us in the end and I was glad to have the outside help to push this through. It was a critical role and one that myself and the team needed expert experience."

James Blake - Recruitment Manager, EROAD

Spark Building

“In my experience the Tribe team bring a unique blend of empathy, passion and expertise to the recruitment process which is both refreshing and rewarding. We’ve landed exactly the right candidates at the right time thanks to Tribes efforts and many months later they are continuing to flourish in their roles. Tribe are a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation recommending their services.”

Chris Tuohy - Agile Coach of Coaches, Spark

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"I have worked with Estee from Tribe for a number of years sourcing candidates in mid and senior finance roles.  Estee has a high level of integrity as a recruiter and always takes time to fully brief herself on roles being recruited.  Estee is incredibly efficient and detailed, putting forward only those candidates who closely match our requirements."

Rob Bullock - CFO, Quotable Value

Tegel products

"We have worked with Tribe for a number of years but never for an executive-level role.  We gave them the opportunity and it proved to be a great decision.  Chelsi was fantastic in proactively understanding the requirements of the role and the type of person we were looking for and flexed when we changed the goalposts. Chelsi’s customer service was outstanding as she provided us with everything we needed to as we went through the recruitment process. Tribe worked closely with us the whole way as we identified and recruited our ideal candidate, overall a great result."

Wayne Turner – GM Human Resources, Tegel

Endeavour Consumer Health

"At short notice, which is often the case in these sort of situations, Tribe were able to assist us in recruiting a high-quality contracting candidate. The communications were clear throughout the briefing, search and appointment stages, making the process a straightforward one for us."

Tony Robinson - International Director, Endeavour Consumer

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"Recently, we had a need to fill a senior finance role in a short time frame. We contacted Tribe to complete this assignment. The service, the prompt attention, the consistent follow up and the quality of candidates we got from them speaks well of their recruiting and screening process. The quality of candidates were so good, we ended up recruiting both candidates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tribe for their excellent, cost-effective service."

Rob Bullock - CFO, Quotable Value


"Our strategic partnering with Sandy Gibbs, proved a vital component of DHA’s seamless and highly successful transition to the new service delivery model. Sandy Gibbs is a highly professional relationship manager whose dedication, dependable nature and unquestionable integrity ensured she was highly respected and valued by DHA’s Senior Executive management group."

Kevin Southgate - Retired National Manager, Defence Housing Australia

Kari Jones - NZ Post

“Sarah and the team at Tribe are people-focused. They strive to build enduring relationships with their clients and candidates. Working with Sarah White and the team at Tribe is always a very enjoyable experience. The team always take time to deeply understand our needs and go the extra mile to ensure we have fantastic candidates that not only have the right skills but more importantly are the right cultural fit for the organisation.”

Kari Jones - GM Data & Analytics, NZ Post

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

"Sandy is the consummate HR professional. I have worked with Sandy as both a client and a candidate. Sandy builds effective and trusting partnerships and demonstrates sound judgment and decision making. As her client, she has assisted me in recruitment activities as well as providing technical HR advice. As a candidate, Sandy listens, is attentive to individual needs and seeks opportunities to both match your unique skills but also with a eye on future growth opportunities for your career. I commend her to you."


Catharine Armitage - Head of People, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

Spark Building

"We have developed a strong relationship with Tribe and value their dedication to matching some top talent with awesome opportunities at Spark. We appreciate their passion for people, efficiency, and attention to detail. We love working with you and will continue to keep you top of mind when we are on the lookout for amazing people to join Spark."

Hayley Smith - Human Resource Partner, Spark

Kari Jones - NZ Post

"New Zealand Post has had a productive relationship with Tribe for some years. We value the insight and knowledge of the Tribe team and the effort they take to understand not only the skills and experience we require but their understanding of the special and unique culture within New Zealand Post and advocating that on our behalf with great people who want to work with us."

Jonathan Later - Head of Talent Management and Sourcing, NZ Post

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"Working with Tribe was a pleasure from start to finish. The process was seamless, with excellent communication and understanding of our needs, we received very high caliber candidates."

Lizzie Brett - Marketing Manager, House of Travel

Auckland Transport Train Electric Rail Britomart

"Going over and beyond to find excellent talent - the team listen, are sharp, passionate, and dedicated to excellent results."

Susan Parks - Head of Experience Design, Auckland Transport

Greenstone Group

"From end-to-end the complete journey with Tribe was superb! From taking the job description, through to finding us the perfect candidate, the process was enhanced all the way through by exceptional communication. I would use Tribe again in a heartbeat!"

Phil Doyle - Project Director, Greenstone Group


"Tribe have been amazing, nailed the client brief in three assignments out of three, presenting exactly the calibre of candidate we are looking for!" 

Andy Huge - Chief Operating Officer, FOODCHAIN


“I had a great experience recently when I engaged Tribe to find a contract CFO. I was provided with a strong list of candidates to choose from and the process was seamless. I would definitely recommend Tribe if you are looking to hire high calibre contractors.”

Mike Wafelbakker – Founder, Loft Foods

Auckland Council

"I’ve found the team at Tribe to be more than simply “recruiters”.  Not only are they excellent at matching great people to our organisation’s needs, but they’re also adding value to our wider talent acquisition strategy with information, data, and training. The team is grounded, approachable, and adaptable – which is key in today’s market." 

Rachel Kemp - Talent Acquisition Manager, Auckland Council

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"Sarah’s awesome, she was great to work with. Nothing but good things to say! Communication was really easy & transparent, she was able to find great candidates for the available roles - all-round great experience."

Ryan Drew - Chapter Lead – Performance Marketing

Electric Kiwi

"Lidya is great to work with. Other than through referrals, our Customer Experience team have come through Tribe mainly because there's a lot of trust that the brief will be met. Tribe understands our company vision and culture, and doing business with like-minded companies is really important to us. 

Thanks again to Lidya and her support team for everything they do. Lidya has been brilliant with helping my new managers with the interview process and helped with those impacted by the restructure. Can't speak highly enough of her."

Christine Williams - GM Customer experience, Electric Kiwi

"Everything was amazing! Suzie did an incredible job of meeting all of our asks (we needed great people, with sound experience, and didn’t exactly have big budgets to play with). Suzie not only managed to find us two awesome people (Cheryl and Dianne), but she did it super fast (which was important as our team members were becoming increasingly stretched)! Suzie made herself available any time we wanted to chat, took on our feedback about other individual candidates well, and understood the pressure and constraints we were under.

Will absolutely be in touch next time we have a vacancy!"

Sarah Sangster - Agile Chapter Lead

Eye Institute

"Lorrae was amazing, great communication and a pleasure to deal with. She found us two amazing candidates that have hit the ground running."

Jess Ah Kuoi - Head of People and Culture, Eye Institute

Auto Pacific

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Cameron or Tribe recruitment to any other potential clients and should the need arise again for recruitment in NZ I would again engage with Tribe and request to work with Cameron again."

Andrew Buttigieg - Group Operations Director, Auto Pacific

NZ Bus

"From day one Jackie was extremely professional and she understood the importance of scoping the exact requirements for different members of the new finance team. From there I left the hard work to Jackie to find suitable candidates. Three or more candidates were presented and each candidate had the appropriate skills which made the recruitment process easier because my main job was to find the candidate with the best cultural fit for the business. Tribe then took over reference and compliance checks and secured my new team in the space of three weeks. 

It is nice to find a recruitment firm that delivers on its promises. Well done Tribe."

Ian Grose - Chief Financial Officer, NZ Bus

Spark NZ

Sarah’s awesome, she was great to work with. Nothing but good things to say!

Communication was really easy & transparent, she was able to find great candidates for the available roles - all-round great experience.

Ryan Drew - Chapter Lead, Spark

Asahi Beverages NZ

"Josh has been awesome to work with – he’s very tuned in to our business needs, understands the challenges of balancing manager perception on candidates and supports well in that space, and works as a fast + effective link between us and the candidate. He’s placed some great people for us, which we’re very grateful for!

Would love to continue working with him for the recruitment needs that come up."

Kate McKay - HR Business Partner, Asahi Beverages NZ


"Yannie was heavily involved in the initial brief and took both jobs running at full pace.  I simply can’t fault her approach, communication and promptness of reply.  She made my job as a hiring manager incredibly easy – listened to feedback and very quickly and competently put very good candidates in front of us.  She was very responsive on email  I am incredibly happy with our selection and the whole process was very easy and efficient. 

Yannie is outstanding – do all you can to keep her is my advice."

Loren Astridge - General Manager, Bevie


"After 9 senior roles were approved to hire as a part of a significant transformation and acceleration of our procurement team, we evaluated several top specialist search firms including Tribe for the delivery of this project. Tribe were appointed to the delivery of this project based off their business partnering focus, specialist knowledge in the team, and delivery model.

They executed to their SLA’s perfectly, and continued to partner and advise rather than ‘sell’ throughout the whole process. Prior to this engagement, our senior leaders and recruitment team had little understanding or relationship with Tribe. After their delivery, they cannot speak highly enough of them nor would we hesitate to use them again for any Procurement resourcing.

The fact that they were able to execute in a market as depleted as this, makes their delivery all the more impressive."

Ryan Mulholland - Talent Business Partner, One New Zealand


"Thanks to Sarah for all the time and effort she put in to finding us an amazing candidate - Tribe make it easy to recruit. After recruiting ourselves previously, the timesaving is so substantial and I'll always jump at the chance to recruit through Tribe to ensure quality of candidates."

Caroline Clarke - General Manager Marketing & Innovation, Essano Ltd


“We recently engaged Tribe to run 2 Executive Search processes for an Operations Director, and a Commercial Director. Both were new roles for the organisation and critical to future growth objectives. The Tribe team invested in understanding our requirements, implemented strong Australasian search initiatives, and partnered strongly with us in terms of commercial outcomes.  We’re delighted with the results and would happily work with them again”.

Richard Lawrence - CEO, Ziwi

REM Systems

“We have engaged Tribe for several positions in our Purchasing department. We were impressed from the first moment when we started the process: from asking proper questions, professional and rigorous process, asking for full job description and matching adequate candidates exactly as per our requirements. They listen, they promise, they deliver."

Ivan Marin - Purchasing Manager, Rem Systems LTD

Lotto New Zealand

"Sarah was great to work with and very honest about the candidates. She never tried to oversell anyone and really understood our culture fit, which was very important. All the candidates that got to the interview stage were very good and she really helped to make the process easy and pleasant."

Annemarie Browne - Head of Digital, Lotto NZ

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"Lorrae did an exceptional job, going above and beyond to fill the brief. We had a difficult criteria but Lorrae made sure she fully understood what we needed and turned a shortlist around within the agreed timeframe. Lorrae used every avenue possible to find our super star candidate. We were so pleased with the service and the outcome. I would thoroughly recommend her services"

Lisa Holland - People and Culture Manager, Airworks

Safe Network

"Excellent service, quickly found the perfect person for our organisation. kept us informed at each stage of the process and provided good overview of candidates"

Christine Scott - Director of Human Resources, Safe Network

NZ Blood

"Tribe were brilliant, three vacant roles, three placements and all perfectly skill set matched. I dealt with Joe Francis, he was great, followed up with me, checked in, put forward great candidates and was a pleasure to work with Joe and Tribe"

Louise Denham - National Supply Chain Manager, New Zealand Blood Service

University of Auckland

"Karina Morelli assisted me and she was amazing. She was genuine and efficient."

Ranmali Mada - Administration Manager, University of Auckland

Ray Meade CFO at Mondiale VGL

"Please pass on my appreciation to Tribe, finding such great people to work alongside as it makes my busy life as CEO both enjoyable and tenable. The process that Tribe worked to was extremely professional and we very impressed with the quality and experience of the candidates that were put forward" 

Ray Meade, CEO Mondiale VGL

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"Georgia made the process easy with us never having used a temp agency before. Georgia went through clearly how it all worked and we felt really confident in Tribe's ability to find us a good temp. Jay, our Temp, was fantastic. He really wanted to make sure he performed well and the team really liked his presence in the office. Thanks all!"

Kim Milne - Operations Manager, 212F

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"Lorrae is amazing. Very thorough and always in contact with me throughout the process without being overbearing. She is approachable and super efficient. I am a big fan of hers!"

Helene Howes - Business Manager, Rider Levett Bucknall

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"Tribe excelled and we were extremely happy with the candidates, the processes and the support from Tribe, especially Cameron."

Derek Slatter, Director - Tectrax

T&G Global Limited

"Jackie is my go-to Finance recruiter. Why? She truly knows the Finance market, she's well-networked, and provides honest, insightful advice. She represents our brand to candidates with the same pride we do. Jackie is a trusted partner who delivers every time - you're never left wondering what's happening. She does it all with sparkle and working with her is not only easy, but fun. Thank you Jackie!"

Yvette Knight, Talent Acquisition Manager - T&G Global Limited

Rocket Foods LTD

"Joe is an asset to your company. His knowledge of his field and understanding of who we were looking for produced the best candidate."

Matesha Ababa - Chief Operating Officer, Rocket Foods Limited

"I enjoyed working with Nathan and Lidya on our recent recruit in our operations space. They took the time out to see the environment and ensured they only presented candidates who matched the job brief and as a result we’ve got some great people on our team."

Sheenal Rebaza - Recruitment Manager, People & Capability, Auckland Airport

"Joe is an amazing consultant, and I would highly recommend him to any company seeking high quality candidates."

Lesley Mackman at Detmold Group

"Sandy is special. I first met her as a candidate and was so impressed with her responsiveness, wisdom & positivity that I didn’t hesitate in partnering with her to create my new People team. A true partner, Sandy listened deeply to understand my vision and long-term goals, ensuring we found people with the right experience and hearts to bring it to fruition. I love Sandy’s energy, her work ethic, commercial wisdom, the fact she sees the best in people and where they will thrive. Together, we’ve secured a winning team for Arvida."

Anna Lyne - General Manager People, Arvida

"I manage a team that needs to both have a good understanding of science and amazing de-escalation skills.  It is a front-line position and is not for the faint hearted. Finding the right new team member can be a daunting task, however I am pleased to say that Georgia and the team at Tribe manage to take the stress out of it. They have not let me down; each candidate has been outstanding, and any teething issues have been dealt with swiftly and discreetly. Georgia takes the time to understand the role and the team, she is responsive and professional. I am often amazed when I pick up the phone to find she already has someone she was thinking would be a good fit for the team!  She understands just who would work well with us. They do not just fill a position description but are amazing at matching the right personality for the team dynamic and the high-pressure role.

I will continue to have Tribe on my speed dial for any recruitment needs."

Robyn Bevan, Team Lead - Quality, Goodman Fielder NZ Ltd

"Rachael and the Tribe team have been a delight to work with. In a challenging market they helped to find superstars to join our growing, purpose-driven team. Thank you for our partnership and supporting our success."

Charlotte Tremewan, Brand & Marketing Director, Tax Management NZ

"Rachael was great to work with - she asked insightful questions to help extract exactly what I was looking for in an ideal candidate. She listened clearly to my feedback after each interview, and would get new prospects through to me quickly. Rachael was always available to help, and once we wanted to make an offer, she guided that process through to a successful hire. I wouldn't hesitate to use Tribe and Rachael again in future."

Eleanor Buchan - GM Marketing, Electric Kiwi

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