Jenny Le Noel


Jenny has been a Director of Executive Recruiters for over a decade. Prior to becoming involved in the Executive Recruitment industry, she spent ten years in Consumer Marketing roles in FMCG, and finally as the National Marketing Manager for an Australasian Financial Services organisation.

Jenny has also developed a significant understanding of the New Zealand building products sector and residential construction, having Project Managed for a number of new builds and renovations.

In addition to bringing up 3 sons, she has managed sports teams and undertaken Officer roles in community organisations. She is a keen swimmer and Treasurer of the Devonport Swim Club.

Jenny holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Economics and Marketing from the University of Auckland, and has completed Masters level studies in Marketing.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Industrial
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Products and Services


Telephone:    mob +64 21 1944011, ph +64 9 914 9332  


Karen Courtney

Senior Consultant

Karen Courtney has amassed significant experience recruiting and consulting within the Legal Sector over the last 25 years. She has recruited lawyers at all levels within both national and international law firms and corporates. She has negotiated many partnership appointments around New Zealand. To support both organisations and individuals in this matter she has developed specialist IP to smooth the due diligence process.

Karen presents at law industry seminars speaking on partnership issues including attraction, retention and working more effectively as joint business owners. She has published articles in industry journals on similar issues.

Karen has run her own Company for the last five years and has now joined Executive Recruiters to work alongside similarly motivated and experienced colleagues at the high end of search and selection. This enables her to expand quality offerings to clients and candidates.

Karen also has a connection with The Law Report, a service providing updates on all relevant legal issues to New Zealand lawyers and businesses. This enables her to keep abreast of developments that present opportunities for those she does business with.

Karen looks forward to hearing from you and helping you to strengthen your business position.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Legal
  • Professional Services


Telephone:    mob +64 27 527 8808, ph +64 9 914 9341  


Ian Hawkins

Contract/Interim and Permanent Recruitment Consultant

Ian has over 30 years of recruitment experience. He has successfully partnered with a variety of businesses providing talent solutions in the Accounting, Finance and Procurement fields.  

Prior to joining Executive Recruiters Ian had been a partner in a multi-discipline recruitment company, owned his own recruitment business for over a decade and had worked for the NZ subsidiary of a listed US based recruitment organisation.

Ian is an experienced professional who uses a variety of Talent sourcing techniques to find excellent people who have "the want to as well as the can do" which is a key part of Ian’s selection capability.  His expertise and business engagement capability enables him to help employers identify and prioritise the competencies and motivational drivers that they need to identify in candidates to ensure the best fit.  Ian’s experience will assist both employer and employee to identify and assess their own competencies and motivational drivers which will predict more accurately the chances of a good match.

Ian has three grown sons and a grandchild to keep him centred and reminded about the real meaning of life. He is an active but not so competitive swimmer and an aspiring chef.

Ian welcomes the opportunity to get to know more about you and your business so he can add value when the time comes to recruit the very best talent for you.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Public Sector
  • Accounting Finance
  • Logistics


Telephone:    mob +64 21 194 4010, ph +64 9 914 9334  


Jessie Kuriyan

Senior Consultant

Jessie comes to the Executive Recruiters team with proven recruiting skills in Sales and Marketing roles across different industries focusing more recently in the Technical/Engineering industry.

Jessie has lived and worked in seven different countries across three continents and has been exposed to senior sales and marketing positions in varied industries for over 20 years.  This enables her to bring lasting staffing solutions to potential employers.  

With distinctive Graduate and Post Graduate Academic credentials Jessie brings attention to detail and a distinct brand of thoroughness to her work.  Her wide international travelling has exposed her to diverse cultures and work ethics and makes it easy for her to understand the employee/employer fit succinctly.  

Jessie's loyalty to clients is unquestioning, as the service for finding human resource solutions is, first and foremost, their prerogative.  With a keen and listening ear she endeavours to find the best fit for all her client needs given all limitations!  With high personal standards of accepting nothing less than the best, she will ensure to help find the right person for your personnel needs.

Industry Practice Expertise:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Technical/Engineering


Telephone:    mob +64 21 056 5609, ph +64 9 917 8349