Your health and safety recruitment people

Alison Gill  CMIOSH, MRCSA, MInstD, CertNZISM

Managing Director 
T: +64 9 424 8367 M: +64 21 024 69661

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 and recruitHRpeople. Alison is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner, Certified Member of NZISM, Registered Safety Professional and Chartered 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.

Suzanne Peden Dip.OSH, MRCSA

General Manager – Recruitment (ANZ)
T: +64 9 281 4702 M: +64 21 101 0691

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.

Lisa van der Plas

PractNZISM, MInstD, TechIOSH

Regional Consulting Lead (Aus/NZ)
T: +64 3 741 7535 M: +64 21 243 8831

Driving Consultancy and Recruitment to New Heights
Lisa brings to the table an impressive background as a Senior Leader, with a rich history of managing and steering high-risk operational environments towards success. Her expertise lies in crafting and implementing wide-ranging people strategies that are crucial for any organisation’s success—strategies that hinge on the right mix of talent and know-how. At edenfx, Lisa will leverage this expertise to drive our consultancy services, supporting our clients with unparalleled guidance and support.

A Tailored Approach for Every Client
Understanding that no two organisations are the same, Lisa excels in adapting her strategies to meet the unique needs of each client. She knows the ins and outs of working as a Senior HSW Professional and how vital it is to collaborate closely with executive teams to bring health, safety, and wellness (HSW) outcomes to life. Whether it’s about achieving compliance, ensuring care, or meeting legal obligations, Lisa’s approach is always tailored, hands-on, and, importantly, effective.

Building Relationships and Expanding Horizons
Lisa’s role at edenfx is multifaceted. Apart from spearheading our consultancy division, she’s on a mission to enhance our recruitment services and forge new relationships in Australia. Her exceptional people leadership skills and her ability to build trusting relationships are at the core of her approach. Lisa is all about understanding the heart and soul of an organisation, allowing her to recruit and resource with precision and care.

Why not take a fresh engaging approach and give Lisa a call.

Amanda Stringer

Principal 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.

Donna Masters

National Contracting Lead
T: +64 9 972 0730  M: +64 27 584 0066

After 20 years of providing support to senior leadership teams and Directors around the world, Donna joined the edenfx team in 2017 as the Group EA. Over the past 6 years, Donna has spoken to hundreds of candidates and clients and has built amazing relationships based on outcomes and above the line delivery. Given her agility and personal love of making connections and solving resourcing issues, Donna transitioned into a Contracting Lead role in 2023 to provide our clients and contractors with immediate support to meet business needs. It is fair to state that our contractors and clients love her no nonense approach and her ability to provide clarity in uncertain times.

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

Kelly Cotterell

Recruitment Consultant
T: +64 9 956 9450 M: +64 21 0805 9717

Kelly is a dual tertiary qualified Professional in Marketing, Commerce & Psychology. She has a can-do attitude and actively seeks solutions to challenges.

Kelly started her career in the Marketing industry and then spent some time in the UK, India and China before moving to New Zealand in 2015 where she worked in the Mental Health field. Having started her own business in 2019, Kelly has worked with clients across a variety of industries, ensuring the delivery of valued results to clients, establishing and maintaining key relationships.

Outside of the office, Kelly is kept busy with her young son and enjoys discovering the best coffee and beaches that the North Shore has to offer.

Lydia Mackintosh

Recruitment Support / Admin
M: +64 21 277 2256

Lydia holds a Business Degree with a focus on Human Resource Management and Communication Management. After residing abroad for eight years, she returned to New Zealand with her family.

With extensive experience in both contract and permanent Human Resource Management roles, Lydia possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of HR responsibilities. Her dedication lies in providing a seamless, personable and inclusive journey for our clients and candidates during the recruitment process.

Beyond her professional life, Lydia cherishes time spent with her family.

Sherry Zhou

Director of Finance (CA)
T: +64 9 281 4703

As a qualified Chartered Accountant of CAANZ, Sherry enjoys her own continual professional development in the accounting world.

As our in-house Accounting/Head of Finance, Sherry is responsible for our full accounting and finance function running smoothly across the business, ensuring compliance with statutory standards, and driving financial strategies aligned with our business goal. She is involved in participating in all aspects of financial operations and management reporting while providing strategic financial guidance to support decision-making for the Managing Director.

Sherry is fluent in English and Mandarin.