Tim founded Alexander James in 2011 along with Stuart and Marie after a number of years in Senior Management positions for some large international recruitment businesses in New Zealand. Tim specialises in the sourcing for roles such as Chief Executives, Chief Financial Officers and Chief Operating Officers.
Stuart is a founding Partner of Alexander James, along with Tim and Marie, and has more than 14 years’ recruitment experience in both New Zealand and the UK. In Stuart’s previous role he was General Manager and owner of Kiwi expat portal Track Me Back. Using this experience Stuart is regularly involved in assignments that require offshore sourcing and search.
Toni joined the Alexander James team in 2019 to head up AJ Construct. She brings 15 years of technical recruiting experience from both internal & external capacity in New Zealand, UK, and the Middle East, specialising in Construction, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
Random fact: Toni’s had the nickname “Bones” since she was 13 and detests celery.
Tessa joined Alexander James in 2015 as a Consultant and moved across to AJ Construct in 2019. Tessa currently recruits for the Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors and brings a significant amount of recruitment experience having worked in both internal and external recruitment environments. Tess is a specialist in search and talent mapping.
Random fact: Tessa once spent five hours traveling in the luggage compartment under a bus to get from Bolivia to Argentina.
Laura joined the Alexander James team in early 2020. Laura brings a great deal of experience in recruiting having started up and run an Early Childhood Recruitment company for two years before joining the AJ team initially to focus on contract recruitment in our Digital, Data and Technology team. Laura is now a valued member in Construction & Technical and recruits in both the contract and permanent space.
Random fact: Laura grew up a bit of dare-devil and could often be found tearing it up on dirt bikes.
David (“Dave”) Sanderson joined the AJ Construct team in 2022 after nearly 15 years of working with the Royal New Zealand Navy in their logistics and supply department. David is keen to understand how recruiting for the construction sector works and how his impressive experience with the NZDF can be applied to helping candidates and clients find their fit.
Random fact: Dave was selected for the 2019 Invictus Games to represent Aotearoa, New Zealand in powerlifting, rowing, and athletics but Covid-19 delayed his debut until the 2023 Games in Düsseldorf.
Tayla joined the Alexander James team in early 2021 and is now working as a Junior Consultant with our Construction and Technical team, after several years working in the debt collection industry. Tayla is a warm and friendly professional who is driven to help people, and to provide the best service to both candidates and clients.
Random fact: Before living in a Covid-world, Tayla loved to travel, with her favourite destination being India.
Cameron joined the Construction and Technical team as an Associate Consultant in 2021 after fulfilling a fast-paced contract role within the operations team of Southern Cross. Cameron is enjoying learning about search-based recruitment from the ground up and can see himself having a long future in the industry.
Random fact: Cam is obsessed with intense TV shows that he can fully immerse himself into the storylines, his particular favourites being Breaking Bad, Ozark, and Vikings.
Ben joined the team as an Associate Consultant in 2022 after managing his own garden and home maintenance business as he juggled his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Technologies. Ben’s true passion is helping people achieve success so he made the decision to move into the recruitment industry where he’s learning all that he can about our search-based methodology, and can already see himself having a long future in the industry.
Random fact: When he was only a year old Ben was run over by a wayward cyclist leaving him with a permanent reminder on his face!
Monica joined Alexander James in 2018 as an Accounts Administrator. Monica has held a variety of administrative roles within the insurance and financial sectors and recently within the area of tertiary education.
Random fact: Monica LOVES desert-type places; she’s traveled to Syria (before the wars) and Botswana. Next on her list of destinations is Oman.
Frances joined the support crew in 2021 and is working on bringing the Alexander James story to the masses. With a background in marketing and communications in the digital space, Frances is looking forward to helping the team share their successes and raise our profile.
Random fact: You will often see a little safety pin adorning Frances’ clothing; she’s been wearing these since high school for “safety” and seems to be working so far.