The People Central Team

The People Central team consists of the original founder, Steve Evans, Director, Katie Durbin, and a nation-wide team of fourteen associate consultants, all qualified, experienced HR professionals specialising in testing and assessment, outplacement and redundancy support.

The associate consultant model has grown to include coverage in most large population centres in New Zealand, making us the partner of choice for nationwide recruitment campaigns, appointments into territories away from clients Head Offices and in running multi-site redundancy support programmes for staff displaced by restructure or prevailing economic conditions.  We also have associates across the UK, EU, Australia, South Africa & Asia to support offshore recruitment.

With the growth of online testing requiring robust IT and occasional support, the team is completed by responsive suppliers who provide technical support to candidates and clients at the drop of a hat.

Founded in the UK in 1999 by Steve Evans after years working in HR Management in the demanding health and finance sectors, People Central offers all employers professional HR services usually associated with corporate and public sector bodies with sophisticated HR functions.  Based in New Zealand since 2005, People Central has over 200 clients across the country

Committed to the HR profession, Steve was the founding President of the Hawke’s Bay HRINZ Branch in 2010 – 2013 and past national HRINZ board member.  He also qualified into the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in 1991 before becoming fully qualified to run personality and ability focused psychometric assessments five years later.  He is accredited through both the British Psychological Society and New Zealand Council of Educational Research, and a firm believer in continuous professional development.

Steve Evans

Steve Evans

In August 2007, Katie Durbin joined People Central from a public healthcare background.  Katie is also fully qualified to run psychometric assessments and has played a pivotal role in developing the people development arm of the business.

Katie Durbin

Katie Durbin

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