our team.

max cullen

max cullen

general manager

Max has worked for and with the world's leading Digital agencies directly and with leading technology companies for over a decade, working through robust transformation periods. He has experience working the markets across Australia, NZ, Asia, the UK and the USA.

He is now living in Wellington where he helps the NZ Technology and Digital markets change from the frontline - with his ever expanding team - in his role as the Technology, Digital and Data talent and solutions leader.


Dan Thompson

dan thompson

team leader

Dan is the Team Leader of Technologies in Wellington. Leading our Technologies recruitment capability, his team works primarily with public sector, utilities and financial services organisations in the provision of permanent, contracting and fixed term technology professionals. Over the last 7 years he has built a strong understanding of Technologies Recruitment and, with a previous career as a software engineer, has a passion for building a knowledge based expertise into his field. Currently he is contributing to the establishment of our Solutions capability in New Zealand to expand our offerings to the market through Randstad New Zealand’s status as a Microsoft Gold Partner.

Manu Mudalige

manu mudalige

recruitment consultant

With over 8 years experience in the Sales industry, Manu joined Randstad Technologies as an IT Recruitment Consultant specialising in open source software and in the QA/Testing space. She prides herself in delivering first class customer service and cultivating long standing relationships with her candidates and clients in a very competitive market.

Stephanie Ashkettle

stephanie ashkettle

delivery consultant

Stephanie has been with Randstad since the beginning of 2018; initially in Marketing and Communications, and then within Project Services as a 360 Consultant. After returning from maternity leave in March 2021, she worked in a Delivery Consultant role on a part time basis across Project Services and Data. As of the end of September 2021, she moved into a solely Data focused desk. She has over 11 years recruitment experience across a variety of organisations and industries, and says she has found great enjoyment working within Data and with Dan.


Kris Johnstone

kris johnstone


Kris is based in our Ōtautahi / Christchurch office and specialises in project services and digital transformation. He brings with him more than 8 years of experience across the professional services and recruitment industry globally. He actively participates in creating equal employment opportunities and continually embraces diversity to the benefit of all across the IT industry.

rynhardt bouwer

rynhardt bouwer

account manager, technologies

Rynhardt is a technology enthusiast who partners with New Zealand based organisations to effectively and efficiently develop, implement and retain a strong capability across their technology ecosystem. After spending more than a decade working in Enterprise IT and business development for multimillion dollar brands, Rynhardt knows what truly drives business value — and it’s not mastering the technology flavour of the week. It's all about passionate people and forward thinking organisations and to connect them with one another. Rynhardt has helped public and private sector organisations to build, source and deploy capabilities around technology. In addition to his extensive technology and marketing experience, Rynhardt is a trained business management consultant.

Rynhardt holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in management and marketing, studies in Business Information Systems and Organisational & Industrial Psychology as well as numerous IT Industry Certifications.

Chantelle Waite

chantelle waite

senior account manager, projects and digital transformation

Chantelle has almost 6 years recruitment experience within various agencies in Wellington. Since moving to project services in July last year she has found a strong passion for the digital market. Chantelle specialises in project managers, business analysis, change management and agile services. She enjoys being able to partner with clients in both government and private sector to find quality talent in the Wellington market. She has continued to build relationships with project professionals in her current role as a senior account manager.

Chantelle is passionate about recruitment and is driven to create long standing partnerships with her customers to truly understand their organisation and match quality talent. She is continuing to grow her name within the project space and works across permanent and contracting opportunities.


Ankit Amin

ankit amin

senior recruitment consultant

Ankit has over 8 years of IT recruitment background and has demonstrated a track record of delivering innovative recruitment solutions. He has worked across New Zealand, Australia, and US markets for large IT enterprise giants like IBM and Unisys delivering MSP and RPO solutions.

Since joining Randstad in 2017, Ankit has successfully worked in Agency and built various desks into the ICT domain for both government and commercial sectors by doing 360 end to end recruitment for enterprise architecture, software development and testing and cloud infrastructure. In his current role he focuses on building talent pooling and sourcing the top talent for delivering the best possible outcomes for his clients and candidates across the wider technology specialization in our Wellington region.

grant newdick

grant newdick

account manager

With a career in ICT in technical, service management and sales that spans over 20 years Grant brings an established network and a calm pair of hands to Randstad Technologies in Wellington. His experience in government and enterprise organisations means he can immediately pick up technical and non technical concepts and talk to both business and technical people at their level.

He is focused on doing what is right for both candidates and clients and is always aiming to deliver success for everyone involved.

Brogan West

brogan west


Brogan comes from a background of Account Management in the UK. After moving over to New Zealand in 2019, she now specialises in Project Services within the Technology space. Brogan is passionate about people and prides herself on building close relationships with candidates and clients to ensure the job is right and culture fit is aligned.


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sergio orellana

communications and digital experience consultant

Sergio is an exceptional recruiter with transformational coaching skills. His ability to recognise unrealised potential within someone and help people identify areas for improvement and development to achieve their work and life goals makes him unique to the industry. With extensive international experience in Marketing and Communications, Sergio is currently specialising in engaging and delivering permanent, fixed term and contracting candidates to private organisations and Government agencies in the communication and digital & experience space across the North Island in New Zealand.

alan diepraam

alan diepraam

principal consultant

As part of our Canterbury & South Island IT recruitment team, Alan has significant experience recruiting within the software development sector and particularly roles focused around the SDLC. He is an experienced Technology Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the sector and is particularly skilled in Executive Search, Agile Methodologies, Technical Recruiting, and Digital roles. He believes that human connection is at the heart of our business - that our personal approach, supported by state-of-the-art technology, is what sets us apart in the world of work.