Meet the Team

Jacinta Sanders
Team Leader

Jacinta joined NZLocums in 2012 bringing with her a wealth of recruitment experience gained from previous corporate, global organisations. She prides herself on forging strong relationships with an open, honest and friendly communication style whilst delivering high quality service. She also has a passion for working with a variety of people and cultures and has travelled both nationally and internationally. Jacinta holds a Diploma in Organisational Psychology.

Sarah Maguire
Senior Relationship Manager

Sarah has worked with NZRGPN since 2010. She comes from a background in office support and medical recruitment. Sarah’s strength lies in building strong relationships with the doctors and practices she works with; and providing expert service to clients and candidates alike. She has an honest and friendly communication style, and enjoys working with people from all walks of life. After spending several years at NZLocums, working with rural practices, Sarah’s focus is now on recruiting GPs into urban locations across New Zealand.

Saloni Pandey 
Project Co-ordinator/Relationship Manager

Saloni joined the team in 2016 after having worked in both internal and external recruitment. Along with working on finding placements for our New Zealand-based GPs, Saloni also provides marketing and advertising support and runs our CME endorsed orientation course for our overseas GPs. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with majors in Commercial Law, International Business and Human Resources & Industrial Relations. Saloni is a people person who goes above and beyond to provide high quality service.

Sarah Fearon 
Relationship Manager

Sarah joined NZLocums in 2016 and comes from a background in a variety of roles in the healthcare sector, in particular regulatory bodies and case management. Sarah grew up on a farm in the lower North Island and has a real affinity for rural life.  She studied at Victoria University in Wellington and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  Quality customer service is something she is passionate about, she strives to provide this every day in her work.  She has travelled throughout USA, UK and Europe and of course beautiful New Zealand.

Jenny Butt
Relationship Manager

Jenny recently joined NZLocums bringing skills gained from working in international recruitment, as well as assessment and continuing professional development of overseas doctors. She takes pride in providing high level assistance to candidates and clients and aims to provide a friendly professionalism that instils confidence in both. Jenny enjoys travelling and in her spare time, enjoys exploring the parks and walkways around New Zealand and being an avid runner, she has run on many scenic tracks. 

Bella Richardson
Relationship Manager

Bella recently joined NZLocums and has previous national and international experience in recruitment and digital marketing across various industries. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and Marketing and a Diploma in Film and Television. Prior to recruitment Bella had a creative career working as a freelance producer in the film and television industry after which she travelled in Asia and Europe teaching English as a second language. Her core responsibility with NZLocums is to build, manage and facilitate relationships with both candidates and practices. Bella embraces new challenges and enjoys finding solutions, she is passionate about music production, different cultures, and story-telling through various digital mediums. 

Mel Sommerville
Relationship Manager

Mel recently joined NZLocums bringing a variety of national and international recruitment experience. Having recently returned from her OE through Europe, Mel appreciated many cultural experiences volunteering on farms and teaching English while also recruiting remotely. Mel enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and prides herself on her personable yet professional approach. Outside of the office Mel writes and performs folk music or spends time in the bush or by the sea.

Jason Ng
Recruitment Co-ordinator

Jason comes from a background in recruitment and medical/health administration. He holds a Bachelor in Commerce and Administration specialising in Management and Marketing. He enjoys travelling, having visited countries in the UK, Asia, Americas and Australasia. Jason joined the team in 2015.


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