Olivia began working for MAF in February 2016. As Recruitment Manager her primary focus is to recruit and prepare Kiwis and their families for an exciting and rewarding career with MAF.
Although she initially studied and worked in the Communications and Public Relations field, Olivia soon discovered Human Resources (HR) and was fascinated by the process of recruiting, managing and developing staff to excel at work and become an asset to their organisation. She went onto complete further study in HR Management to delve deeper into areas of interest such as Performance Management and Reward Systems.
Over the years she has been able to pursue her interest in HR, firstly by working in a recruitment support role for Air New Zealand (in Auckland and London), and also by working for the University of Auckland.
It has always been a dream of Olivia’s to combine her faith with her passion for HR. She wholeheartedly believes that people are the most important asset an organisation has and is passionate about working to promote this. Olivia is excited to work for MAF to identify the right missionary staff and then help those families prepare to live and work overseas as part of a global movement and a symbol of hope to remote communities.
Olivia and her husband James live in Auckland and have two young children.