Vanessa Thomson

Contracts Administration Manager
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Year Joined:

Vanessa brings an extensive background in administrative management and sales and marketing roles along with experience in the recruitment industry. After graduating from the University of Auckland in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree she worked in human resources for a nationwide travel company before joining an executive search and pre-employment screening agency. Her career in the recruitment industry was further developed while working in the UK as a recruitment consultant providing crew for international cruise ships and super yachts. Upon returning home to NZ, Vanessa contracted to a well-respected education provider where she built upon her sales and marketing and management experience, a combination of skills that make her ideal for her position as Contracts Administration Manager at Potentia.

Tech I couldn’t live without:
My iPhone (and charger!) to keep me in contact with friends and family here and abroad.

On the weekend I’ll most likely be...:
Taking a class of bikram, followed by coffee / brunch with friends and then in the evening trialling some of the new restaurants and bars dotted around the city (which defeats the purpose of the mornings activities).

Weirdest food eaten:
Smoked Mud Eel! Yes there’s a story which involved catching a huge eel in the river behind our bach / crib (for those on the mainland). We took the eel home, soaked it overnight in a bucket of saltwater and then smoked it in the fish smoker – but it all went wrong when we went to eat the smoked eel and turned out it was still full of mud from the river – so essentially I was eating smoked mud! GROSS!