Your health and safety recruitment people

Alison Gill  CMIOSH, MRCSA, MInstD, CertNZISM

Managing Director 
T: +64 9 424 8367 M: +64 21 024 69661
T: +61 3 9133 8979

Alison brings 25+ years’ experience to a challenging and highly competitive technical recruitment environment. Alison’s background is as a Chartered Safety Professional Director and is a founding Director of our highly successful sister company, Hard Hat Recruits. Alison is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner, Certified Member of NZISM, Registered Safety Professional and Member of the Institute of Directors.

Stuart Gill Bsc (Hons), CMIOSH, CPMSIA, RSP Aust.

T: +64 9 424 8367


Stuart Gill co-founded edenfx HSE in 2008. He is a BSc SHEM Risk Manager, Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Certified Member of NZISM, Chartered Member of The Safety Institute of Australia and a Member of the Institute of Directors with over 20 years of HSE experience across a number of industries.

Stuart is passionate about his profession and believes that ethical best practice creates social and environmental value and promotes good business.

Duncan Cooke

Head of Recruitment (NZ)
T: +64 9 281 2724 M: +64 27 584 0066
T: +61 3 9133 8979

Duncan is a highly experienced Manager and joined edenfx in 2017 after relocating from the UK.
Duncan holds two management positions within the business; Head of Search (Asia Pac) and Head of Contracting (NZ). Duncan is results driven for his clients and candidates and enjoys building the lasting relationships that foster good business serving which in turn become the backbone of great search outcomes.

Suzanne Peden Dip.OSH, MRCSA

Principal HSEQR Recruitment Consultant
T: +64 9 281 4702 M: +64 21 101 0691
T: +61 3 9133 8979

Suzanne is part and parcel of edenfx having joined the company back in 2012. Suzanne is a long-time qualified Health and Safety Professional who enjoys keeping up to date with the latest safety trends, as well as learning from her candidate’s and sharing innovative ideas. You will find Suzanne at Industry events, conferences and expos ensuring we are delivering the very best service offerings for clients and supporting candidates into roles with stretch and professional growth.

Amanda Stringer

Senior HSEQ Recruitment Consultant
T: +64 9 972 0731 M: +64 21 0818 7342


Amanda has 20 years in high risk manufacturing environments where she demonstrated her genuine delivery of consistently high quality service ensuring process efficiency and health and safety support to NZ, US and Australasian owned companies.
She has exceptional strength in people management, talent management, customer service and client relationships and those that have experienced her services cannot speak highly enough of her care and attention. Amanda works across all sectors and enjoys working on development roles.

Sherry Zhou

Management Accountant
T: +64 9 281 4703


Sherry is a fully qualified in-house accountant and enjoys her own continual professional development in the accounting world.

Sherry works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  She is our in-house House Accountant and is an all-round Xero expert providing all accounts payable/receivable support for our clients and our team.

She also looks after the payroll function, giving her an automatic win for the ‘Office Favourite’ title.

Sherry is fluent in English and Mandarin

Donna Masters

Group Executive Assistant
T: +64 9 972 0730

Donna has worked alongside business leaders as a Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant for 20+ years. Having worked in a range of industries her broad knowledge and organisational skills help to provide our clients and candidates with the knowledge that they are in safe hands. Now as Group EA she provides support to the Directors of edenfx HSE and Hard Hat Recruits and also manages the day to day running of the offices in Silverdale.

In her spare time Donna loves exploring the beauty that is New Zealand and spending time with her family and friends.

Sam Paget

Social Media Officer
T: +64 9 424 8367

Sam is degree qualified, highly practical and outcome focussed. He brings a high level of support to Consultants across Hard Hat Recruits and its sister companies. If you have seen, read or clicked on something from Hard Hats, edenfx or recruitHRpeople then chances are Sam had something to do with it.

Outside of the office, Sam is a super proud father and his daughter is totally  the apple of his eye…. He is a true family man and enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife, friends and his blind dog Ray Charles.  You are in safe hands with Sam.

Rena Smith

Recruitment Administrator
T: +64 9 424 8367  M: +64 21 0269 1948

Rena has extensive background in the administration industry with experience ranging from receptionist to accounts assistant and enjoys learning new skills and growing with the team.

Rena is the first port of call and the “go to” admin support for everyone here at edenfx. She brings to the office a positive friendly attitude every day.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys spending her time with her daughter travelling, exploring and chasing waterfalls here in New Zealand.