Meet our team

Our team are highly qualified and experienced HR practitioners with strong strategic grounding and broad operational expertise.  We are all about building long-lasting relationships and working closely with you to provide a very personal service.  From working with start-up companies to large corporate firms across the private and public sectors in NZ and around the world, it’s fair to say that we’ve seen it all.

Our team will work closely with you to identify what you want to achieve and advise you on the best way forward to meet your business needs, time frames and budget. Please do get in touch to find out how we can help you with your HR and people needs.

Will Allan
Will AllanFounder and Director
I’m a qualified HR Practitioner with over 15 years of HR and Recruitment experience. I’ve had the privilege to work with some of New Zealand’s largest organisations as an HR professional. Through this experience, I’ve created a company that helps businesses transform themselves, and their people, to be the best possible version of themselves. When businesses realise that that people are so important to the function of their operation, this is where we do our best work. I love working with organisations that want us to be a part of their business; to help them shape and structure their HR and people systems, processes, and strategy to be successful. When I’m not taking myself too seriously running a company, I’m doing something active and fun with my young family. When I can find some time just for me…I’m playing golf—without that I’d go insane!
Tara Kingston
Tara KingstonDirector, Sales and Marketing
Joining Hello Monday was an absolute no brainer for me. It was a brand I was both familiar with and intrigued by. I have been in sales my entire life from hospitality, to years in recruitment and Account Management for a Learning Design company. I was on the hunt for my next challenge and lucky enough for me, Hello Monday was looking for someone just like me! My favourite part of my role is building collaborative relationships, and working creatively to provide solutions for my clients, and to drive business. I work with passion, energy and a bit of humour. My home life is a rather dynamic, busy and noisy one, and that suits me just fine. I believe in putting in more than you take out and consider myself extraordinarily blessed with the people I get to spend my time with both personally and professionally.
Lauren Blears
Lauren BlearsRecruitment Consultant
Originally from the sunny seaside of Llandudno, Wales, I moved to NZ when I was 4. I grew up in Tauranga, before moving to Wellington to complete a BA in History & Cultural Anthropology, and a Grad-Cert in TESOL. In my role as Recruitment Consultant, I look after end-to-end recruitment. Recruitment feels like a natural progression for me as my career began at Outward Bound where I helped people start their journey of self-discovery. Now, I help people find work! I want to spend my life doing something meaningful, ensuring I am doing my best for others. At Hello Monday we focus on ensuring candidates are looked after, we aim to nurture the relationship, and ensure each person placed in the right role. Getting a job can change someone’s life path exponentially, so it is an honour to have a hand in that. 
Ashan Arambe
Ashan ArambeHR Coordinator
I am a HR Coordinator here at Hello Monday, where I support the HR Consultants with their tasks, including review documents, implementation and training on HRIS for our clients, and assisting at HR workshops. I started off at Hello Monday as an intern in November 2017. I was born in Rome, Italy and then I moved to Colombo in Sri Lanka. I did most of my schooling in Sri Lanka and left just after I gained my Bachelor of Laws. I decided to carry on with my education and took the plunge to move to this side of the world, having recently completed a Master of Global Business from AUT. I am a foodie and I am always looking forward to my next meal—especially if it’s fried chicken!. I have a travel bug, and love to explore different countries, cultures and food.
Rachel O'Brien
Rachel O'BrienRecruitment Coordinator
My first experience with Hello Monday was as a candidate when I was placed in a temporary role with Spark. I found the recruitment process here outstanding, which made me eager to pursue a career with the company. I was delighted to be offered a role as a Recruitment Coordinator, where I assist with end to end recruitment, develop and implement new processes, and provide excellent candidate care. I was born and raised in Liverpool in the UK, which is famous for its warm and welcoming culture, similar to that of Hello Monday. I have a love of traveling so left home in 2014. Starting in Asia, I then spent two years in Australia before arriving in New Zealand in 2016. I love being able to provide candidates with the support they need, and to make their experience with Hello Monday a positive one. Check out our Google reviews!
Amanda Nicholson
Amanda NicholsonMarketing & Content Creator
I have five years marketing experience working across a variety of sectors and have experience in all areas of marketing and communications. Prior to joining Hello Monday, I was the marketing manager for two years for a commercial property management company in London. I believe I have a strong client focus, and feel fortunate to be responsible for all of Hello Monday’s marketing activity, helping to support our company’s growth strategy.

Our Consultants

Kaylene Froggatt
Kaylene FroggattHR Consultant
Working in the HR space has been passion of mine since I graduated University. I have worked in a range of industries from Civil Engineering, Telecommunications to Printing. I absolutely love adding value to businesses by providing HR support, whether it be improving or enhancing the culture of the business or assessing performance… balancing being the employee advocate and supporting the employer is key. After taking a break to have a family (three boys, heaven help me!), I was very keen to get back into the world of HR and Hello Monday was the perfect fit for me. I have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients on all aspects of HR, no day is the same.
Angela Besant
Angela BesantHR Consultant
I’m an organisational executive coach and HR professional, with over 20 years of in-depth HR experience in small, medium and large organisations. I previously led the HR function for a major international brand for over 10 years, and throughout my career I’ve had a strong focus on learning and development, and talent management. I joined Hello Monday in 2017, and work widely across all sectors and facets of HR. I enjoy providing tailored HR solutions, facilitating collaborative working approaches for our clients, conquering obstacles, and helping people see the best in each other. My mantra is the beautiful Japanese saying ‘every day is a good day’, which certainly helps me get up—yes, even on a Monday —and be thankful for what I have.
Claire Bowdler
Claire BowdlerHR Consultant
I have over 15 years HR operational and strategic experience both here in NZ and the UK. I have loved my generalist roles ranging from HR and Recruitment Management roles to contracting on introducing new CRMs, creating policies and procedure frameworks, supporting businesses through change and leading on complex ER investigations. When I am not doing that fun stuff, I can be found in the wild west (Whenuapai) with an interior design magazine in one hand —and a vino in the other!
Emma Moss
Emma MossHR Consultant
I am an experienced Human Resources practitioner with 18 years of New Zealand experience. I have worked in a combination of contract and permanent HR roles during that time. I’ve worked across a broad range of industries including banking, public health, manufacturing and building services. Whilst predominantly operating in the generalist HR space, I have experience in recruitment and selection, document and policy development, performance management, change management, employment relations and leadership development. I have a BA (Psychology / HRM), Post Grad Dip HRM and am currently completing my LLB.