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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 twenty 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 specialises in generalist recruitment across New Zealand. Working with exceptional clients within the Professional Services sector, her primary focus is to partner with candidates and clients, using her expertise and market knowledge to ensure that she selects the unique match that makes individuals, companies and industries flourish. Suman’s background has predominantly been in recruiting for administration, reception, accounts, HR, Personal Assistants and operations staff in general.

Afterhours she loves to spend time with her young family, an avid rugby watcher / follower  - she rarely misses a game, and won’t miss a chance to “socialise”.

DDI: (09) 262 2143

Kimberley Baker - International Freight Forwading Recruitment Consultant                                                            


Kimberley previously 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.  She has been in the recruitment industry for 4 years, successfully recruiting across all roles in freight forwarding, transport, shipping and logistics. Outside of work she likes to cook, she has a keen interest in interior design and you will find her in the gym most days.

DDI: (09) 320 5139

Monique Oliver - Recruitment Consultant


Monique joined the Star team in 2018 with a background in Customer Service and Retail. She began in an Administration role and found a passion and interest in the recruitment industry in the process. Monique has now stepped into a Recruitment Consultant role to further learn the ropes of all things recruitment. Outside of work she loves doing makeup, watching reality TV and going on road trips throughout New Zealand.


DDI: (09) 972 0271

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