About us

Contracting, Consulting + Recruitment Experts

The Likemind team

Kim Lusby

Kim Lusby

Director

Kim brings over 15 years experience managing and delivering both consulting and recruitment services in Wellington.

Throughout her career she has worked with many vastly different Government organisations on large and complex transformation programmes, some include the New Zealand Defence Force, Oranga Tamariki, New Zealand Police, Ministry of Justice.

She is described by clients as authentic, supportive, hard working, dedicated and honest.  She is particularly passionate about making a difference, and she isn’t afraid to make the tough calls.  Kim is particularly attuned to ensuring there is true values and cultural alignment between the professional and the client, on this a foundation of success can be built.

Outside of work, Kim is affectionately known as the ‘whirlwind’ with all her projects, where she applies her efforts to be a builder, plant propagator, interior designer and mother to Gracie and Tom her babies, both English Cocker Spaniels.

E: kim@likemind.nz

M: 027 3333 624

 

Jonny Lusby

Jonny Lusby

Director

Jonny is an experienced project professional who has planned and led a wide and varied range of change projects and programmes in both government and private business including ACC, New Zealand Defence Force, Z Energy, Police and Transpower.

His work has seen him lead teams and deliver change across a range of disciplines including operating model design and implementation, business transition, IT infrastructure, end-user computing,  software development, logistics, construction and policy and process change.

Jonny has a track record of building and fostering operational to strategic executive-level relationships, and is experienced in working across a range of organisational levels from front line operational staff, technical teams, administration and support or executive leadership and management.

E: jonny@likemind.nz

M: 027 441 4513

Amber McCabe

Amber McCabe

Recruitment Consultant

Amber brings over 20 years of experience working with people around the globe.  Her work has seen her manage teams of hospitality professionals, as well as coaching leadership teams to grow their businesses.  With an impressive career Amber brings experience in General Management, Recruitment, Project Management, and People and Culture.

Highlights include co-owning and operating ‘The Town Mouse’ which was a hatted bar and restaurant in Melbourne, that was voted in Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants.

With a passion for helping people achieve their best, Amber’s approach to her work is considered and thoughtful.  She enjoys building strong relationships and connecting talented people.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as sampling the amazing hospitality Wellington has on offer.

E: amber@likemind.nz

M: 021 254 2608

 

Sean Matthews

Sean Matthews

Consultant

Sean brings a wealth of sales and hospitality experience in both the UK and Wellington. His work has always been focused around going above and beyond for his customers and coaching staff to grow and excel in all areas of their work. More recently, Sean had been working with local brewery JuiceHead as their National Sales Manager, helping navigate life post-pandemic, growing the brewery’s portfolio and developing strong relationships with multiple hospitality venues and supermarkets across the country. He’s now excited to bring his energetic and dedicated work ethic to Likemind.

In his personal time, Sean is a keen footballer currently playing in the NZ Central League for Wellington United, is a keen song writer and enjoys the varied and exciting hospitality scene in Wellington and beyond.

E: sean@likemind.nz

M: 022 349 0589

 

Alasdair Carmichael-Lowe

Alasdair Carmichael-Lowe

Associate Consultant

Alasdair (Addy) joins us as an Associate Consultant with a diverse background across government, education, hospitality and Health and safety sectors. Having studied Psychology, Alasdair is deeply interested in how people think and interact with others. Taking a people-oriented approach to his work, Alasdair recognises the importance of strong team culture and thrives off of developing meaningful relationships.

Outside of work, Alasdair enjoys staying active and spending quality time with friends.

E: alasdair@likemind.nz

M: 022 153 6726

Sarah Prosser

Sarah Prosser

Candidate Manager

Sarah has a strong passion for helping people and strives to achieve success for candidates and clients alike.

Sarah applies honesty and integrity and through a soft personal touch, quickly forms meaningful working relationships, culminating in quality results. These strengths have been evident through her background to date in coordination and rehabilitation planning.

Sarah is used to a busy schedule and dealing with pressure as a mother to four children. Sarah’s interests are in health and fitness and spending time with her family, including adventures and travel.

E: sarah@likemind.nz

M: 022 496 5775

Emma Loades

Emma Loades

Recruitment Coordinator

‘Emma has recruited, trained, and led teams, Emma understands the importance of investing time through the end-to-end recruitment process to understand and connect the right candidates to clients authentically.

Having worked in coordination, sales, and management positions for over ten years, Emma has worked with teams of salespeople, training and coaching staff, and peers across a variety of industries. She has recently transitioned through coordination and administrative roles across corporate and governmental businesses to take on the new challenge at Likemind.  Emma is looking forward to working closely with Kim and the Likemind team, building/developing trusted relationships with all contractors and clients working with Likemind.

Outside of work, Emma is a passionate foodie, loves spending time with friends and family, and exploring Wellington’s extensive regional trails.

E: emma@likemind.nz

M: 022 106 8083

 

Delivery Team

Delivery Team

At Likemind, we are fortunate to have a team of highly regarded professionals that deliver outstanding contracting and consulting services to our clients.

We have trusted, respected, and strong relationships with our delivery team, many of whom we have worked with repeatedly over a number of years. They understand the importance of carrying our values into every engagement.

Our team have worked in both the public and private sector in New Zealand and internationally. They have worked with a variety of methodologies and frameworks and have the skills and experience to know when and how to tailor their approach to fit both an organisation’s culture and deliver results.

Our team includes professionals across a range of services, including Executive Leadership, Project and Programme Management, Organisational Design, Procurement, Assurance and Risk, Construction, Change Management, Financial Management, Strategy, Information, Communications and Technology and Digital.

Contact us today to find out how you can engage a Likemind team member.

 

Gracie & Tom

Gracie & Tom

Gracie is responsible for reminding us all the importance of work life balance at the Likemind office.

Whilst normally asleep, snoring, she will occasionally attend a teams call unannounced if she feels mealtime is approaching, this is generally a few hours of when she should actually be fed!

Gracie is eight years older than her little annoying brother Tom who arrived on the scene just as Likemind was created.

We’d recommend not launching a company, and bringing an eight week old puppy into your life all at once!   Unlike his sister, he feels the need to meet everyone, and he likes attending interviews.

E: hello@likemind.nz

 

- Candidate feedback -
It is so nice to be with an agency that actually cares and is real. I want to commend you on the amazing genuine way you have taken me on the Likemind journey. From the constant communication about where the role was at, to checking in with me has been faultless on your part...I will be recommending my colleagues to be part of Likemind.
- Candidate feedback -
Thanks for letting me know the update and appreciate your time and efforts put in this process. I want to express my gratitude for your support when we first met in the office. It seems little but your motivation keeps me looking for jobs.
- Client feedback -

Thank you for the chocolates you sent last week and your kind words. It is a pleasure to work with you and I remain hugely impressed with the calibre of people you are finding for our roles in a tight market. You have a real talent for matching people to the roles, both in terms of skills and experience and personality fit for the role. Long may we continue to work together.

- Client feedback -

We can’t sing your praises highly enough! You are landing excellent candidates at speed and we are very grateful

- Client feedback -
Thank you for the work this year, and for being the best agency I have ever worked with. Lots of agencies say they connect and they care about the contractor, but it doesn’t always feel like that from this end. Likemind has absolutely looked after me and stayed connected proactively all the way. I cannot sing your praises highly enough.
- Candidate feedback -

Thank you Kim! I was so anxious about returning to work as a working mum, at the time when Jonny responded to my LinkedIn post I'd already had potential employers question whether I'd be looking after Felix while working, or pushing me to accept more hours or less pay. It meant all the world to me to have you two confidently backing me up. I really do appreciate it

- Candidate feedback -

Very impressed with your level of communication and relationship management. You’re a recruitment partner like no other!

Sound like a good match?

We focus on investing time and effort to authentically engage, understand and collaborate.

If you want to work with a team that aligns people and purpose, experience and knowledge, culture and values, we would love to hear from you today.