GERALD LANGE BA, LLB
Gerald has commercial experience as a Barrister & Solicitor and a long history in a large family owned food manufacturing business, later, part of the Goodman Fielder Group. Experience in the company included working in corporate legal, manufacturing, engineering, accounting, IT management, sales and marketing.
In 1994, he joined a national recruitment company as a recruitment consultant, managing that company's Legal Career Development Programme for over 4 years. He also appointed middle and senior management in accounting, engineering, technical, sales and marketing, production/manufacturing, IT and a range of other occupational groups, to CEO level, for a number of high profile New Zealand corporates. Other clients included a very wide variety of law firms, national and provincial.
Subsequently, Gerald worked with the world's largest multinational outplacement, career transition and career management consultancy in Singapore, working with senior expatriate candidates from multinational companies whose positions were made redundant as a result of the Asian economic crisis. He later joined the company's Auckland office, as a Senior Consultant.
In 2000 he joined another national corporate search and recruitment company in Auckland, working particularly for two of New Zealand's largest corporates.
He is now Director of the The Career Professionals Ltd, specialising in recruitment, change management, career management and outplacement.
Tel: +64 (0)27 243 1009
WENDY CAREY BA, LLB, Dip.Sec.Teaching, Post Grad Cert.Career Development, E.C.U. Perth
Wendy has a passion for career development and management and the critical importance they play in people’s lives. Her broad background in secondary teaching & legal practice as a solicitor led her to head up and manage the Careers Departments of two of New Zealand’s most highly regarded independent schools, 1994 to 2018. She also consults to the University of Auckland Careers and Employability Centre.
Drawing on this extensive professional experience, Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work as a career practitioner, specialising in guiding and supporting secondary and tertiary students to identify best study and career directions. She has a keen interest in career development theory and practice and offers highly skilled support and guidance, using the best contemporary career assessment and guidance tools, including the New Zealand authored MyChoicesMatch and Career Dynamic programmes, as well as the U.S. published Strong Interest Inventory.
Wendy also has very comprehensive knowledge of all the N.Z. tertiary institution programmes. She works with clients to understand and articulate their Career Identity - key work interests, skills, attributes and values, and make informed, study and career decisions, so they can progress to transition confidently and successfully into the global study and workplace.
She is a professional member of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ), as well as the Career Planning and Adult Development Network, USA.
Tel: +64 (0)27 278 1659