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Star Personnel Limited is a 100% New Zealand owned family business.  

Joanne, with a background in Advertising Sales, entered the Recruitment industry in 1999 and instantly found her niche.   Initially working for a boutique, medium sized Agency,  Joanne left after it was bought out by a multi-national company.  She decided to step out alongside another Recruiting professional in January 2002 and start her own business and recreate the professional, stimulating environment she had enjoyed working in. Originally running the business from home,  Joanne grew the business to a point where it was time to expand the company thereby initiating a move to corporate offices in Manukau in 2004.  Hayden joined the firm in 2004 with a strong background in International Freight Forwarding and Logistics and Sales.

The business has continued to grow steadily throughout the years to the fun and vibrant team that we are today!   It is our intention to continue growing the business in order to provide an outstanding Recruitment Solution service to Candidates and Clients alike by building strong relationships and forging a foundation of trust between the two parties.

Hayden Travers - General Manager/ Consultant

Hayden has over 12 years’ experience in International Freight Forwarding in Operations and Account Executive roles. He has a strong customer service focus and a successful sales background. Hayden moved to Star Personnel in 2004, adapting his knowledge and skills to tackle the Recruitment industry. He has what can only be described as a "unique sense of humour", he is an ex rugby player who has refocused his energies into the Recruitment game, where the injuries are limited to paper cuts. 

DDI: (09) 262 2154

Joanne Travers - Director/ Senior Recruitment Consultant

Joanne has over 10 years experience in secretarial, PA and Sales positions including advertising so she has a strong understanding of candidates and clients needs in the support staff area. With over ten years Recruitment experience, Joanne endeavours to provide you with outstanding 'STAR' service. Joanne has a passion and background in the Performing Arts and has been awarded the prestigious office "Academy Award" for several of her STAR performances. 

DDI: (09) 262 2163

Suman Bali - Senior Recruitment Consultant


Suman has recently joined the STAR team. Prior to this her background has been predominantly in recruitment in a variety of sectors in recruiting in Australian and New Zealand markets. After hours she loves to spend time with her young family.  An avid rugby watcher / follower  - she rarely misses a game.

Phone: (09) 262 2143

Kimberley Baker - Recruitment Consultant


Kimberley worked in the freight forwarding industry and then moved on to working for an appliance importer for nearly 6 years, handling commercial sales and customer service.  Outside of work she likes to cook, she has a keen interest in interior design and is currently completing a renovation on her home. 

DDI: (09) 320 5139

Avishta Sharma - Recruitment Consultant


Avishta is an experienced Customs Broker with a demonstrated history of working in Logistics and Freight Forwarding for 14 years.  Skilled in Air & Sea Freight, Import Operations, a little bit of Exports Operations, and then progressing into International Freight Customer Services and Key Accounts Management.  She started in a junior role in this industry and is now wanting to share it with others that will appreciate this  “hidden industry” as much as she does.  When she is not glued to a computer/phone screen she has the joys of being a soccer mum.


Phone: (09) 262 2152

Hayley Robinson - Administrator


Hayley has recently joined the STAR team and previously worked in a Customer Service/ Account Managing role for the past 3 years. Outside of work, she spends her spare time riding her horse and competing most weekends throughout the summer months.


Phone: (09) 262 2155

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