General Manager, Numero

Brad Gatehouse.


I “fell” into recruitment when I was on my OE in the UK and I have never looked back! After two and a half years recruiting finance and accounting professionals in the not-for-profit sector I was ready to return to NZ. I joined Robert Walters initially as a Consultant and later as Manager of their permanent finance team. Immediately preceding setting up Numero I spent 18 months at our sister company, Gaulter Russell, familiarising myself with the service levels and value add that makes our businesses unique.

I thoroughly researched the New Zealand recruitment market before joining Gaulter Russell and the opportunity of establishing Numero was an obvious attraction. Equally important in my decision making was the company’s focus on quality and “exciting the customer”, the ability to innovate and the great team of passionate people who I met in the business.

I was one of the Founders of Numero in 2004 and in 2005. My role at Numero was initially Principal Consultant with responsibility for team leadership, business development, key account management and senior recruitment. At the start of 2013, my remaining business partners decided to explore opportunities outside of Numero, and I took over the Managing Director role, a challenge I grabbed with both hands!