Our Team

Mark Smith – Managing Director

Mark joined Career Moves in September 2017. Mark has 25 years of business and general management experience at an international level. Mark has a post graduate degree in business management from Waikato university

Janet Gunn – Employment Consultant

Janet has a broad experience in the sector and has worked with clients at Career Moves for 13 years.

In 2010 she gained a Certificate in Employment Support and in 2008 she completed a BA in Business Studies at Wintec.
She enjoys working with all people of diverse backgrounds and different abilities, helping them with their employment journey.

Victoria Oatham – Employment Consultant

Vic has a background in Psychology and Human Resource management with a couple of years spent as a professional recruiter.  

She is passionate about helping people reach their goals, seeing their potential and bringing positive change to their lives. “I look forward to helping as many as possible on their employment and career journeys with Career Moves!”


Quartney Pretorius – Employment Consultant

Originally born and raised in South Africa and Immigrated to New Zealand in 2016. She has since started two businesses in New Zealand and continues to manage them while working and studying further with the beautiful team here at Career Moves!

She has a strong background in Business Relations, Conflict Resolution and Communications (in New Zealand and abroad).  Quartney joined the Career Moves Team in February 2021 as an Employment Consultant and she is excited to meet you!

Quartney takes a personal approach to our services and aims to inspire and facilitate all individuals to not only overcome and manage their needs, but also to thrive in any situation they may be in. She believes self-worth is of the utmost importance as it has a huge part to play in your success!

Vicky Cooper  Employment Consultant

Vicky joined Career Moves in June 2021 and has always wanted to help people in any way she can. She has a background in Hospitality, working in various parts of the industry for 6 years. Whilst there she gained hands-on experience in developing and managing a hospitality business.

From this she went into caregiving and support work where she has worked for the last 5 years. Vicky has hands-on experience with people who have barriers to work, both professionally and in her personal life. She also has personal experience dealing with mental health issues and finds this an invaluable help with her assistance of clients.


Natalie Wackrow – Employment Consultant

Natalie joined Career Moves in June 2022 after working for 26 years in the finance sector where she held numerous management roles, gaining extensive experience in HR, Personal Development & Customer Service. 

She is passionate about helping others to become their best selves and looks forward to supporting her Career Moves clients to live their best life.

Jan Delaney – Administration

Jan joined Career Moves in November 2019 and has a background in teaching, administration and organisational support working in the health care and early childhood sectors. Jan is a vital part of our client support team.

 Donna Ritchie – Employment Consultant

Donna joined Career Moves in June 2022. She has worked as a nurse since the age of 17. Donna is passionate about helping people to reach their potential in their daily lives.

Her silent disability, which she received at a very young age, has not hindered her in her work and has made her more driven to ensure others can also reach for their dream job.

Outside Career Moves she does a variety of Community Work when she can and in 2020 was a recipient of the Kiwibank Local Hero New Zealander of the Year for being an Ambassador for Burn Survivors. 



Jay van der Most – Employment Consultant

Jay joined Career Moves in May 2021. Originally from The Netherlands, Jay moved to New Zealand in 2008. With a work background in recruitment and HR in a wide variety of industries both in New Zealand, The Netherlands and the UK,  he enjoys making the match between jobseeker and employer. “Hire the attitude, teach the skill” is his motto.

In his spare time Jay teaches English as a Second Language and Dutch to native English speakers.

Toni Taylor – Employment Consultant

Toni joined Career Moves mid 2022 to specifically focus on Tauranga.

She has a background as a community Kaiawhina for disabilities in New Zealand and England for over 10 years. She believes in treating everyone with kindness, patience and respect.

In her spare time she rides motorbikes, plays the violin and volunteers in her Tauranga community.