Our Team

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Manager / Senior HR Consultant
Invercargill | Winton


Melissa is an experienced Human Resources Consultant with over 20 years working in management, human resources and as a health and safety specialist.

Currently managing Progressive Consulting, Melissa has held key management roles with reputable New Zealand companies which saw her specialise in Human Resources and health and safety. 

Melissa can use her practical experience and knowledge to assist in developing and implementing human resource strategies.  She can also assist with recruitment and the selection process.

Melissa specialises in health and safety.  She is a competent auditor of health and safety systems and can assist with the development and implementation of health and safety management systems.  Melissa is a member of NZISM and HRINZ.

Melissa specialises in the agricultural sector previously owning and directing a dairy farm.


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Senior HR Consultant
Hastings | Wellington
Jessica Harvey - Senior HR Consultant

Jess joined the Progressive Consulting team and is based in the sunny Hawke's Bay with her family.  Jess has worked in senior HR roles for more than 10 years and understands the people side of a business from managing people and performance to implementing effective systems to manage compliance with legislation such as health and safety. Jess holds a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in HR Management and has a proven track record of supporting businesses with practical and effective solutions. 

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Consultant - Specialist Investigation
Taupo | Tauranga | Hastings

Bayley is a highly experienced investigator who can apply her investigative skills to provide a quality, impartial and independant investigation in to human resource matters and health and safety incidents.

Bayley has 15 years of Policing experience and is an expert in the field of accident analysis. She has extensive knowledge and practical experience of managing, directing and conducting investigations of a high profile nature and has subsequently provided expert evidence in Court as a result. Bayley has in-depth interviewing skills and has the ability to deal with high pressure and sensitive situations whilst maintaining an empathetic and non-bias approach.

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Health & Safety Consultant
Invercargill | Gore | Te Anau

Michelle loves to share her health and safety passion and knowledge with clients and to help them develop, implement and sustain strong systems in their businesses.

Michelle has over 10 years' experience in health and safety with eight years working in a high risk industry. She has practical experience which is backed up with a health and safety diploma and NEBOSH qualification.

Michelle is currently completing a Bachelor in Business (Human Resources) and wants to be able to help her clients with their HR needs alongside health and safety.

Outside of work and study Michelle enjoys travelling and running and is training for her first half marathon in 2019.

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HR Consultant
Hawkes Bay, Hastings

Michelle recently joined Progressive Consulting in May 2017 and is based in the Hawkes Bay Region.

Michelle has approximately 10 years experience in Human Resources working in a variety of industries. She has spent the previous 4 years working as an HR practitioner in Healthcare, predominantly focusing on recuitment and employment relations. Michelle is looking forward to building relationships with our clients and supporting businesses with their HR needs.

Outside of work Michelle is also a qualified makeup artist and often has a creative project on the go.

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HR Consultant
Invercargill | Christchurch

Zac joined the Progressive Consulting team in 2018 as a graduate. Hailing originally from Christchurch he studied at Canterbury University. Zac holds an LLB, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics. He has completed his Legal Professionals and aims to be admitted in 2018.

Zac joins the team in the hopes of putting his hard working and approachable nature to good work.

Outside of work Zac enjoys sport and the outdoors, most recently playing quarterback for the American Football team in Canterbury. He also loves to play cricket and basketball among others. This has led to Zac being very driven and result orientated.

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Client Services Manager

Ko Mookau ki runga, ko Taamaki ki raro, ko Maungatoatoa ki waenganui, Pare Hauraki, Pare Waikato, Te Kaokaoroa-o-Paatetere.

Dione relocated to Invercargill from the Waikato in early 2018 and has since joined the Progressive Consulting team as Client Services Coordinator. She has over 10 years administration experience in various roles, and holds a  Bachelor of Arts from Waikato University.

Out of the office Dione enjoys spending time with her young family, and is currently in the Oraka Aparima waka ama team.