Select Recruitment

Our People

Darryn Wilkie

Business Manager

As Business Manager Darryn is responsible for the oversight and development of all significant commercial relationships within the business and is responsible for growth revenue. Darryn is passionate about development of business strategies, local business and Dunedin. As an experienced leader with a focus on client engagement and account management.

When it comes to professional strengths, his strategic and multi-faceted approach to any challenge means that support is well-rounded and solutions have long-standing, solid foundations. He identifies as a team-oriented individual and finds satisfaction in contributing towards successful outcomes for candidates and clients.

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Lisa Edwards

Senior Consultant

Lisa has been with Select for over 20 years and offers a wealth of recruitment experience within the Technical and Executive divisions. Lisa has extensive knowledge across a range of sectors including Civil, Mining, Engineering, Construction, Primary Industry, Education and Utilities. Her experience includes psychometric assessment and evaluation, as well as human resource consultancy and project management. Lisa uses her strong analytical capability to deliver effective candidate measurement and evaluation, ensuring the right candidate is selected for the job. 

Marlene Langford

Senior Consultant
Commercial Division

Before joining Select in 2012, Marlene had a successful career in the service industry covering Operational, HR and Revenue Management. With a strong working knowledge of human resources and management, Marlene leads the Commercial Division at Select. Working alongside a temping consultant and Commercial Business Manager, Marlene ensures our candidates and clients are well matched that the process runs smoothly for everyone involved. She also looks to generate or chase opportunities for our pre-qualified candidates in temping, fixed term or permanent positions. 

Jessica Williams

Search & HR Analyst

Jessica has a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and utilises this skillset as our Search & HR Analyst.  Jessica has strong experience working with people and engaging to reach effective and innovative solutions.  She thrives on new challenges and is extremely solutions focused.  Jessica covers the wider business and offers relevant support to all divisions.

Sophie Dempster

Commercial Recruitment Coordinator

With a background in HR and strong analytical skills, Sophie is highly motivated and demonstrates great enthusiasm and dedication in her work.  Sophie is motivated by being able to positively influence and assist people in reaching their potential.  She is a Marketing Management and HR student at the Otago University.

Liz Cobby

Commercial Temping Consultant

After gaining a Bachelors of Commerce in Management and Tourism, Liz held variety of roles in New Zealand across administration, education and hospitality. She has spent the last 4 years in Whistler, Canada working in the events industry as well as manging a busy café. Her well rounded skills and experience working in fast paced environments with a variety of people means she is well suited to a career in recruitment.

Gemma Muldrew


Before joining Select’s Industrial division, Gemma worked in regional retail management. As an Area Manager for an Australasian Retail chain, she gained an understanding of business drivers, operations, HR and staff management. Gemma works closely with clients and candidates to match the right person to the right job, and is dedicated to putting hard working and skilled candidates into great roles. If you are seeking short term and temporary work in the industrial sector, or wish to hire staff for your industrial business, Gemma will be happy to help. 

Matt Sutherland

Industrial Recruitment Coordinator

With a work history in Compliance, Health and Safety and Human Resources, Matt brings a valued and wide variety of skills to the Industrial team.  Matt has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Statistics, Diploma of Humans Resources Management and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Tracey Walter

Payroll & Accounts Manager

Tracey commenced her position of Payroll and Accounts Administrator in January 2013, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in accounts administration.  She has spent the last 10 years working in this field along with raising and caring for her children.  She has a professional and focused outlook and enjoys the fast paced nature of our business.

Helen Duffy

Business Services Manager

Helen has been a part of the Select Team since 2002. Her focus is systems, IT and compliance including health and safety administration and the office manager. Ensuring that our candidates are safe at work is integral to our business, and Helen approaches this with a practical approach and strong attention to detail. Helen has an in-depth working knowledge of our people, our systems and our business; and in particular, what separates us from competitors.

Jane Brooks

Customer Care Administrator

Since joining Select, Jane has assisted many divisions within the business, ensuring all of our candidates and clients are put into contact with the right consultant. Predominately managing reception and general administration, Jane is often the first face you see when you visit Select. With previous experience in one of Central Otago’s busiest tourist destinations, Jane is knowledgeable, capable and ready to assist.

Wendy Johnston

Administrative Assistant

Wendy’s role as Administrative Assistant provides valuable support across all divisions of the business. Wendy has extensive experience in financial banking and customer services roles which have provided her with great attention to detail and a systems orientation. Her willingness and drive to assist our business ensures information is accurate and readily available, so that we can promptly place great candidates.

Mandy Gallacher

Administrative Assistant

With a strong background in administration, Mandy has over 22 years experience in demanding operational and customer service driven industries.  Her well rounded skills set are suitable to tackle any task sent her way.   Her willingness and drive to assist the business, staff and candidates makes her a great support to the team.

Dean Delaney

Commercial Business Manager

As Commercial Business Manager Dean is responsible for the oversight and development of all significant commercial relationships within the business and is responsible for growth revenue. With his extensive networks and thorough understanding of the local and national markets, Dean is client-centric and prides himself on delivering positive results to his clients each and every time. Dean has a genuine approach to business and has a background with large multi-national organisations.

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