Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

As Principal Consultant IT with The Talent Hive I recruit at all levels within the ICT sector covering both contract and permanent roles. I manage the search, selection and recruitment cycle from end to end providing a consultative partnership approach. Having recruited internationally for global companies to small local start up's my industry networks are broad and well developed.

PH+64 3 3900448

Cell+64 21 606960

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Areas of Expertise

  • IT Recruitment
  • International Search
  • Contractor Management
  • Career Advice

My experience

I have over ten years’ international recruitment experience spanning Christchurch, Wellington, Sydney and United Kingdom. Over the past five years I have specialised in the ICT sector. I have extensive industry knowledge and networks. In 2015 I established my own boutique ICT recruitment agency and achieved great success for clients and candidates alike. Central to my success has been my diligence in the exhaustive searching and selection of ‘the right talent’. This has increasingly been recognized as a specialist skill of mine.

Christchurch is my hometown, and with the earthquake events of 2011 I decided to return home. In 2006 my mother passed away from Ovarian Cancer, prompting my sister and I to found the New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) and later co-found and actively contribute to Ovarian Cancer New Zealand.

I have a particular interest in the development of high performing teams and cultural fit, what this means for the individual in terms of career and overall life satisfaction, and what this means for the organisation in terms of performance, development and retention.


Applications/Software/Hardware/Web Developers; Software Engineers; QA/Test Analysts; Release Managers; Technical Leads; Business Analysts; Project Managers; Program Managers; SQL Specialists; DBA’s; Datawarehouse Specialists; Hardware Engineers; IT Managers; IT Architects; Product Developers; Technical Writers; Helpdesk/Tech Support; Network Engineers; SAP Specialists; Security Analysts; Systems Engineers

"I worked closely with Rachel in my role as Group Manager Information Services and during this time found her to be very focused on cultural alignment between our company and potential employees. We share the same philosophies when it comes to leadership, engagement, cultural fit and empowering staff to do their best. Subsequently, I have placed staff through Rachel that have been high-achievers and absolutely meet/exceed our expectations. I highly recommend Rachel to organisations looking for quality candidates in ITSC and know she will succeed through her genuine approach of placing the right people. "

"It’s rare that you come across someone with excellent recruitment talent like Rachel. I recently had the pleasure of working with Rachel whilst having a career break. After talking with her she really helped put things into perspective in regards to me accepting a new position, and this was with another recruiter, not her! Rachel always takes the time to listen to you and what you want and to see if that is a good fit with possible positions she is aware of. She has excellent professional ethics and won't recommend a job to you unless it will be a win-win for both parties - both the Candidate and the Employer. If you are having trouble filling a position or are not sure what your next job move should be I have not hesitation in recommending you get in touch with Rachel now! "