Meet Our Team
Learn more about our hard-working and talented recruitment and immigration team, and why we are passionate about what we do.
As a migrant to New Zealand herself, Andrea has a full understanding of the challenging steps necessary to gain the highly regarded New Zealand passport. Now a dual citizen of Bolivia and New Zealand, Andrea thoroughly enjoys navigating the challenges involved in running a cross-border, multicultural business that CCR Group now encompasses. As Managing Director of the business, Andrea’s day to day tasks include overseeing all aspects of the business, from sales, pastoral care, immigration, finance, staff management and of course accounting.
Andrea has recently completed her Applied Management degree through WINTEC in Hamilton, majoring in Accounting. She is a mother to two young boys – Lucas & Santiago. She enjoys the Philippines and travels there as frequently as possible to embrace the culture, she has an active role engaging with our staff based in Manila and communicating with candidates, ensuring their life and well-being is always looked after.
Hamilton is home for now, she is focused on the future CCR, developing further markets and opportunities. Andrea spends her spare time with her kids, helping them grow. She is a competitive tennis player, likes to run and attend the gym.
Enrique came to New Zealand on a Student Visa in 2019, joining our team one year later. He is an Economist specialised in Finance, with a strong background in Banking Industry, and Financial Services.
James has diverse knowledge and experience through multiple industries and immigration. His legal background facilitates his superior service. He joined the team in 2021. With his extensive experience and insight into New Zealand immigration, he’ll help the CCR Group become the premier recruitment and immigration company in New Zealand. He understands that immigration policy is continually changing and adapting to country and global trends. Processing applications requires professionalism, circumspection and time. James’ work languages are English and Mandarin, and as one of our in-house immigration advisers, he is happy to help applicants achieve their goals using his expertise and skills..
Yvonne Lambert Smith
SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER / LICENSED IMMIGRATION ADVISER
Yvonne has had an extensive career in recruitment, career management, sales and people management, since graduating from Waikato University. She has worked and lived throughout New Zealand, and in Brisbane Australia, Germany and Singapore.
Klarence was born and raised in the Philippines. She moved to New Zealand in 2016 to study Diploma in Business Level 7 and got qualified to complete a BA Honours Degree in Business and Management in cooperation with The University of Northampton.
She started her career with CC Recruitment as a Pastoral Care Coordinator. She got exposed to the immigration industry, which led her to pursue a Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice. Klarence is currently working full-time as a Contract Administrator and studying part-time to be a Licensed Immigration Adviser soon.
Klarence has an interest in Music, Viogging, and Hosting events. She loves to sing and play musical instruments such as Piano, Guitar, and Drums.
Warrick is a farmer at heart – he was born and bred in Matamata and spent his childhood growing up on the family farm. He attended Otago University and completed a Bachelor of Commerce before taking on sales and marketing roles in the agricultural industry with Open Country Dairy and AFFCO. Warrick then returned to run the farm as a lower order share milker for nine years, whilst starting a family with his wife Andrea and completing an MBA through Waikato University.
Warrick experienced first-hand the issues faced in the New Zealand dairy industry, however he hung the cups up for the last time in May 2017 and now holds the position of Sales Consultant for CC Recruitment. He resides in Hamilton with his wife, two sons (Lucas & Santiago), two dogs and a cat. He likes to get out on the open road on his motorbike, along with catching a few waves in Raglan on a hot summer’s day.
Eric loves a fast-paced environment that depends on efficiency and accuracy. He spent more than 10 years working in a call centre (BPO industry) in the Philippines, dealing with technical support, customer service, credit management and billing, (based in the USA and UK). For the benefit of his son’s future, Eric moved to New Zealand. With the help of his friends, he gained knowledge and skills in dairy farming. Eric did volunteer work at dairy farms located in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, which led him to meet Warrick Ryan of CC Recruitment. Based on Eric’s work experience and skills he was hired as the pastoral care co-ordinator, taking care of the Filipino farmers throughout the process of gaining visas, right through to settling in New Zealand. He now works as a sales consultant finding the right match for both employers and employees
Originally from the Philippines, Mark came to New Zealand in 2017. He has a strong and diverse background in Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Tech Support, Financial Services, and has also worked as a Dairy Farm Assistant in NZ. Mark enjoys traveling, he used to do freelance work while going to places he has never been before. Some of his travel goals are to visit the USA, South Africa and Latin America. He has been to some countries in Asia, Middle East and Europe but decided that New Zealand is the “best country” to live in. Drawing from his background in dairy farming, business and technical advisory experience, Mark joined CC Recruitment in the first quarter of 2020. At present, he enjoys his role as a Sales Consultant helping Filipinos find work and migrate to New Zealand, guide candidates through visa processing, and assist them in settling here, which he finds fulfilling and uplifting.
Steph re-joined the team in October 2019, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the recruitment and dairy
sector. She has been supporting employers and migrant farm staff throughout the lower North Island with their recruitment and
staffing needs for 5 years.
Steph lives in Opiki in the Manawatu on the family dairy farm with her husband and three children. In her spare time she enjoys
running and spending quality time with her friends and family.
SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Errian has a solid and diverse background in administration and office support, sales & marketing, and customer service. She
developed and honed those skills working in an international logistics company in the Philippines for seven years.
She came to New Zealand in 2017 to join her husband and pursued her studies in Human Resource Management at Waikato
Institute of Technology while working in the hospitality industry. Errian joined the team in May 2021.
She started working for CC Recruitment as a part-time employee and became full-time support and administrative coordinator
within a few weeks. She finds it very fulfilling to assist people in seeking a better opportunity here in New Zealand. Aside from
watching movies, Errian enjoys spending quality time travelling with her husband. She loves to go to places she has never been
before and make memories that last forever.
Joy Labradores Lu
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
Originally from the Philippines, Joy came to New Zealand in 2010 with her son to join her husband who was already working in a dairy farm in the Bay of Plenty for two years. She has a strong and diverse background in customer service, legal and office and administration and has also worked as Sales Person and as a Casual Farm Worker in New Zealand.
In 2012, they moved to Waikato and Joy returned to studies and graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Laws. She was admitted as an Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in New Zealand in November 2020.
Lilia has extensive career experience in the recruitment industry. After years of working as a licensed civil engineer in the Philippines, she decided to join the recruitment industry realizing that she can extend help and bridge for the improvement of fellow Filipinos lives by providing job opportunities in New Zealand.
She joined with the Philippine team to ensure that Filipinos can communicate comfortably using the local language and establish trust & confidence by just being reachable and easy to get along with to provide proper information the client needs.
Lilia is a sports fanatic and loves basketball and Wimbledon. Family is her priority, involving them also in sports and other outdoor activities.
TEAM LEAD, CCS
Marina has over 10 years of working experience in Human Resources. Her strong area of expertise are Recruitment, Payroll and Compensation & Benefits. Based in the Philippines, she initially joined CCR on 4 February 2019 to cover for a staff that has gone ‘on maternity. Taking on varied administrative tasks, she has proven herself as a valuable player in the team and now leads all efforts in Manila to forge on a specific area of the business. She is part of an affiliate business in Manila providing outsourcing services to clients
She enjoys time with her kids on weekends. She loves to sing, dance, play volleyball, and in her free time taps on her creative and fun side on Tiktok, and other social media.
She believes that success is not made by accident; it is a combination of hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice, and love for what you are doing.
SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR, CCS
During its formal inception, Erika is the first hire of CCS, our outsourcing business in Manila. Moving away from her comfort zones which are marketing and customer calls, she has diversified her skills into high levels of documentation support both for internal and external clients. Her good customer service orientation from her BPO background helps her deliver consistent quality support in administration and finance. Erika is into performing arts and would someday want to watch theatre plays in different counties. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In her free time, she would also read books, cook and watch series.
Richelle has strong experience in Human Resources specializing in Recruitment and People Management while much of her experience has been in the business world doing marketing strategies and working closely with international clients from different countries. She understands the social value of this sector and her experience will be an asset to meet customer satisfaction by building strong work relationships.
She loves working in a corporate world and believes that her experience in HR is her way of paying forward to help other people achieve and live in their dreams.
Aside from that, she is also passionate about music and nature. She believes that having music and nature together with its upbeat music causes our brain to control our emotions to be able to observe the world in different ways.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System and more than 4years of professional experience in the IT industry.
Innah provides us technical expertise to maintain and support data security and system development.
DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTANT
Paolo is our marketing guru and has over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing and multimedia content production. He shifted from design and production work to digital marketing and his experience equipped him with various skills in the ideation, execution, and data gathering of marketing campaigns. Paolo loves to run and ran his first ever 5km in April 2018. He’s now training for his second half marathon and his big dream is to run a full 42km marathon.
Nicola started as a transcriber for the interviews. Currently, she is part of the documentation team that is in communication with the families who are in the Philippines.