Matt Hunter

Matt Hunter

Principal Consultant at Powerhouse People (PPL)

Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand
Human Resources

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Matt Hunter's Overview

  • Lending Consultant (Secured Loans) at Central Trust
  • Recruitment Consultant at The Personnel Bank
  • Training & Relief Manager at Bass Leisure Retail
  • WellTec
  • Taita
  • Tui Glen

500+ connections


Matt Hunter's Summary

I have been working in customer-focused roles for over 20 years, both here in NZ and in the UK. The majority of these roles require engagement at the highest level and the need to really get to know your client and the “market”. This is what I enjoy the most about my work and are best at. I am a high achiever and no matter what role I am in, I have always been ranked at the very top of my profession.

As the Principal Consultant, I manage both the permanent and contract recruitment in the Accounting, Banking and Finance and portfolio's. I am a very active consultant interested in building long term relationships and I look forward to your invitation to "connect" here. I welcome the opportunity to discuss further why this would be of mutual benefit us both.

Specialties: Accounting, Banking & Finance

Matt Hunter's Experience

Principal Consultant

PowerHouse People

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand

As a Principal Consultant I am responsible for the recruitment of permanent & contract Accounting, Banking and Finance professionals. More specifically, my role is to recruit managers and senior level people in these areas. I enjoy operating at the top level of this industry and I will endeavour to fill ANY vacancy you have a requirement for. I have great systems and processes in place to enable me to work quickly. If it is a contract resource you need, I can present a suitably matched selection of candidates for consideration within short time frames. For permanent roles, I can tap into both the passive and active market to find the best match for your requirements

I am active in the market and meet regularly with Wellingtons top talent. Whether you require resource for your own team, are looking for opportunities your self or want to "tap into" (or be a part of) my "TALENT POOL" please get in touch or connect with me here on LinkedIn

Achievements to date at Powerhouse People
2011/12 Highest billing Consultant NZ - Rubicor Group (NZ)
2011/12 3rd Highest Billing Consultant - Rubicor Group of Companies (250+ consultants)
2012/13 Highest billing Consultant NZ - Rubicor Group (NZ)
2012/13 4th Highest Billing Consultant – Rubicor Group of Companies (250+ consultants)

Senior Consultant

PowerHouse People

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

September 2010April 2013 (2 years 8 months)

As the Professional Contracting Consultant I was focussed on the the recruitment of contractors in a number of areas including HR, Administration, Communications, Project Managers and Policy

Prior to this I was responsible for permanent recruitment of Senior Accountants for the PowerHouse brand.


Randstad Pty Ltd

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Human Resources industry

April 2009September 2010 (1 year 6 months) Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand

As a Consultant in the Accounting, Banking & Finance Divison of Randstad (Wellington) I was responsible for the permanent recruitment of all levels of accountants.

Mortgage Broker

Self Employed

January 2004April 2009 (5 years 4 months)

On my return after 7 years in the United Kingdom where I worked in senior roles in Hospitality, Recruitment and Finance (Lending) I owned & operated a successful Mortgage Brokering business spanning 7 locations across the Greater Wellington region, settling the highest volume of loans for aggregators I partnered with. I also managed a large property investment portfolio.

I also partnered with local and international Real Estate Agents, Property Investors and other Professionals and conducted seminars promoting the benefits of Property Investment in NZ, held both in NZ and throughout the World

Lending Consultant (Secured Loans)

Central Trust

November 2001November 2003 (2 years 1 month) Watford, United Kingdom

Telephone based lending consultant for UK's largest provider of Secured Loans. Consistently ranked at No 1 (over 250 Brokers) for highest value of loans setted and all other required KPI's

Recruitment Consultant

The Personnel Bank

January 2001November 2001 (11 months) Watford, United Kingdom

Recruitment Consultant for Finance, Banking & Accounting roles. Temp, Contract and Permanent recruitment

Training & Relief Manager

Bass Leisure Retail

March 1998January 2001 (2 years 11 months) London, United Kingdom

Part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) – The Worlds Biggest
Started with company as an Assistant Manager and within 6 months was managing their flagship London Restaurant. Moved quickly to a Training Manager role where I was responsible for the overseeing of new restaurant openings, recruitment & training of over 50 new staff, budget control & analysis, wages & stock management.

Matt Hunter's Skills & Expertise

  1. Contract Recruitment
  2. Human Resources
  3. HR Consulting
  4. Workforce Management
  5. Sales
  6. Networking
  7. Culture Change
  8. Business Process
  9. Vendor Management

Matt Hunter's Education


Diploma In Business, Business Studies




Tui Glen


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