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Lee Astridge

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Lee Astridge

Lee is one of the founders and principal consultants for No8HR.  Her extensive international HR and training experience along with her practical approach to primary sector solutions ensures great people selection and high performance outcomes for her clients.   She is passionate about helping primary sector business owners maximise their personal and business performance through effective ‘people’ strategies.

Lee is a professional member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and has built a strong reputation nationally for both her HR expertise and her abilities as a motivational trainer and facilitator.

Contact Lee on lee@no8hr.com / +64 21 544 020.

 

Skella Keepa

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Skella Keepa

Skella joins the No8HR team with an extensive background in training, coaching, leadership development and building people capability.   Skella is all about people and working with individuals, teams and businesses to help them identify and unleash their potential at every level.

Skella has coaching qualifications from the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership and the Gallup organisation and thrives on the opportunity to use her expertise to encourage growth and development.  She joins the No8HR team with extensive public sector experience along with specialisms in facilitation, training and development frameworks, and people capability extension as well as coaching.

Skella is a mum and spends her spare time being a very involved member of the community; managing sports teams and contributing to the school community.

Contact Skella on skella@no8hr.com / +64 21 544 712

 

Kathryn Jack

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Kathryn Jack

Kathryn is a Senior Consultant based in Canterbury and brings a wealth of leadership, project and people management experience.   

With a drive to achieve successful business outcomes, Kathryn brings her experience and skills in getting great performance out of people through helping clients apply strategies that will work for them in their businesses.  With industry experience as diverse as training and education, hospitality and health in her background Kathryn has not only held roles with specialist people leadership focus, she has significant general and project management skills and has successfully held large people, budget and asset portfolios.

Rounding out her professional experience, Kathryn and her husband run their own driving school business so really know what it feels like to be invested and responsible as business owners.

Contact details for Kathryn 021 190 5063 / kathryn@no8hr.com

 

Chloe Kuriger

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Chloe Kuriger

Chloe grew up on a dairy farm and joins our team and is a graduate in Organisational Psychology and Human Development from the University of Waikato.   She recently completed her Masters’ Thesis exploring Coping Strategies that NZ dairy farmers use to combat stress.

This means Chloe has an excellent understanding of, and empathy with, the primary sector combined with an interest and passion for analysis and research.   Chloe gets most enjoyment from working with clients to fully understand their requirements and then ensure they and their businesses are in good shape to perform.

In her spare time Chloe enjoys dance and is also a dance instructor.

Contact Chloe on chloe@no8hr.com / +64 21 477 605. 

 

Nicki Hayward

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Nicki Hayward

Nicki joins the No8HR team with a professional HR background and, most recently, from having run her own coaching business.  Nicki has qualifications in coaching, business, HR and health and safety and enjoys working ‘on the ground’ with clients to get real results in their business.

With previous client experience spanning industries from horticulture, energy and the legal professions through to not for profits Nicki’s passion is for employee performance and helping businesses get the best out of their people.  Her clients talk about her practical, business-like approach that combines a passion for people and performance.

Nicki is a member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and the International Coaching Federation.  She is passionate about the outdoors in her spare time (running, tramping, kayaking, fishing, biking) and somehow manages to fit in her family!

Contact Nicki on nicki@no8hr.com / +61 47 733 4080

 

Toni Trusler

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Toni Trusler

Toni’s dairy farming background and corporate marketing, sales and management experience means she works across a number of client and internal business roles for No8HR

From managing recruitment projects for clients through to helping us manage ourselves well, Toni guides and steers projects to successful completion using her strong management skills, tenacious attention to detail and an influencing style that sees you do things you didn’t realise you had to do.

People who work with Toni comment on her expertise across a range of business functions and positive returns in terms of performance and budget outcomes. 

Contact Toni on toni@no8hr.com / +64 7 870 4901.

 

AnÚl Mostert

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AnÚl Mostert

Anél joined the No8HR team in July 2014 from a background in project management, sales and public relations where she gained experience in HR, staff management and recruitment.

Anél’s role focuses on a range of client and business development activities.  Her skills include HR compliance support, recruitment and helping her clients build better teams and she has a reputation for providing innovative solutions that allow her clients to approach potentially difficult situations or boring subjects in engaging and positive ways.

Anél and her husband live in Pirongia in the Waikato with their young daughters.  Since being in New Zealand they have been cow and goat dairy farming and have developed strong links to the rural community both through Anél’s work with No8HR and her husband’s work as a livestock agent for PGG Wrightson.

Contact Anél on anel@no8hr.com / +64 21 477 605.

 

Paula McCullough

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Paula McCullough

With a background in both public and private sectors, and experience in running a family business, Paula can easily relate to the problems faced by businesses in ensuring they meet their obligations under legislation.  Paula's career has spanned payroll, HR and accounts areas and she juggles part time work for No8HR with her commitments to her young family.

Paula takes responsibility for our accounts and payroll functions and gets involved in providing advice and assistance to clients in this area.

Contact Paula on paula@no8hr.com / +64 7 870 4901.

 

Dan Sullivan

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Dan Sullivan

Dan is a qualified vet based in the North Island central plateau where he is involved in both veterinarian and farm consulting work.

Dan’s motivation for becoming involved with No8HR lies in seeing many in the agri sector having problems with mismatched farming relationships, he says he would like to be able to create the right partnerships for success on farm.

 

Paul Martin

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Paul Martin

Paul is a Farm Consultant and vet working in the wider Northland region. He consults to a wide range of dairy farm clients ranging from large corporate farmers, to small one man owner operators.

Paul has a down to earth manner, and works closely with his clients to achieve their goals. He has been involved at various levels in recruiting, employing and training staff for his clients, and regards successful staff placement as one of the most basic requirements in order for a farm business to operate profitably and efficiently.

 

Sam Williams (B.Agr.Sc Hons)

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Sam Williams (B.Agr.Sc Hons)

Sam is from a farming background with experience in dairying, sheep, beef, deer and technosystem bulls.

Keen to stay in the agriculture industry Sam completed his degree at Lincoln University, graduating in 2007 after undertaking an honours programme in diet selection. This has reinforced his interest in animal nutrition and farm management.