Artemis is a specialist Legal, HR and Executive recruitment agency that delivers the best placements through a seamless process for all. Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis mirrors her strength and protective nature. New Zealand owned and operated, Artemis prides itself on its professional but authentic customer service and its accessibility to its clients and candidates. We act with integrity, ensuring all parties best interests are at the heart of every decision.
Ka mua Ka Muri – looking back in order to move forward
We believe true innovation takes lessons from the past and applies new ways of thinking to approach challenges in a changing business environment. Artemis combines a culture of innovation and a high performing team, with a base of continuously improving technologies and processes to deliver high quality recruitment services to clients and candidates. We embrace the best of the past and boldly look to the future.
We actively demonstrate the future of work ourselves – the Artemis team is best described as an agile values based community. We are a diverse team of people who all work flexibly in all regards including location, hours – and attitude! We are committed to the goals of doing a great job, enjoying what we do and of living life well, and in doing so we assist others to do the same.
Kathryn launched Artemis Executive Recruitment in April 2016. Artemis is the culmination of her long-held vision to lead an executive recruitment consultancy that is true to the values of honesty, integrity, transparency and professionalism, and where relationships are based on long term commitment and understanding rather than a series of transactions.
Having commenced her career as a commercial and property lawyer, Kathryn has since held a variety of senior leadership roles within the recruitment and executive search industry. She offers an extensive and effective network. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Voice) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources (Monash).
Rene’s strong attention to detail, superior project management skills and warm interpersonal style ensures the Artemis approach is customer-service centric, well managed and efficient. Rene ensures that Artemis clients and candidates are welcomed into the Artemis community and enjoy a high standard of service delivered with upmost care and respect.
A strong communicator with an agile mind, Jane leads our Wellington and South Island offering, providing effective, bespoke recruitment strategies and solutions to Artemis clients and candidates.
A qualified lawyer, Jane practiced law in firms and in-house prior to moving into HR. She has sat on boards, committees, and councils, providing governance and advice. Jane asks quality questions, and quality outcomes follow. With a key focus on fit and future and building long term relationships where positive empowerment is a shared goal, Jane adeptly tailors Artemis services to meet individual needs.
Since returning to the workforce after raising her three children, Lara has joined Artemis as their Candidate Manager. She is passionate about helping progress the careers of others through sharing her extensive experience and knowledge. Lara is also delighted to be back working with Kathryn Cross.
Lara holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland. She has been admitted to the High Court of New Zealand, as well as to the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
During her time as a solicitor, Sarah consistently formed meaningful and trusted relationships with her colleagues and clients, and it was this part of her legal practice that Sarah valued the most. Sarah believes that integrity, authenticity, respect, straight (yet kind) talk and active listening provide the cornerstone to great working relationships and positive outcomes for all.
As an Artemis Consultant, Sarah utilises her extensive legal experience and vibrant, warm personality to guide and support her clients and candidates towards their desired outcome, placing remarkable lawyers in great jobs with industry leading law firms and businesses every day.
Sarah is a gifted musician and scholarship recipient. In addition to her legal qualifications, Sarah holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Anthropology) from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.
David joined Artemis from an executive search and operations background and has been involved in the recruitment of senior executives across the New Zealand public and private sector. David’s research experience has seen him identify high calibre senior executives for organisations listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges, across a range of sectors including human resources, legal, financial services, IT and infrastructure.
David has been admitted to the High Court of New Zealand, holding an LLB from University of Canterbury, where he developed attention to detail and a passion for research which he brings to each assignment.
Senior Consultant – Research & Recruitment
With a strong background in human resources delivery in professional services, corporate, and the education sectors Linley knows what it takes to succeed in high performing cultures. Her expertise encompasses the full employee life cycle, sourcing and selection, change management, HR process and operations, talent management, and implementation of business aligned people strategies. Linley also carries out pro bono work in this space to assist charitable and social service organisations achieve their people and organisational goals in fiscally challenging environments.
Linley has a Master of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Education endorsed in Counselling. More recently, she has achieved a Diploma of Visual Arts simply to indulge another of her passions – contextual art.
People & Culture Manager
Having successfully engaged with local and international leaders throughout her career, Sasha is a natural people person who builds high functioning and enduring relationships with her clients and candidates who can be sure their careers and recruitment needs are in excellent hands. In addition to her strong interpersonal skills, Sasha is renowned for her excellent time management and project management talent so In working with Sasha you can be assured of a well-managed recruitment process and a great outcome.
She has worked in a number of global leadership and coaching roles within the legal, financial services, manufacturing, FMCG and educational sectors.
Nathalie is part of the Artemis collective of independent experts. Her qualifications as a psychologist, corporate banker and HR professional create a unique approach that balances behavioural insight and organisational development knowledge with pragmatic commercial applicability.
An experienced conference speaker; Nathalie has spoken at many conferences on the topics of leadership, talent and organisational alignment.
Nathalie holds a Masters of Arts (Hons) in Psychology. She is a Chartered Banker (ACIBS Associateship of Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland), Chartered HR Professional (CIPD Qualified Chartered Institute Personnel and Development) and a Certified Coach (Certificate in Coaching Practice, Strathclyde University).