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Richard Gray-Smith

Division Manager

Richard Gray-Smith

Division Manager – Sales, Marketing, HR and Business Support

021 303 665

With over 15 years of recruitment experience – Richard has carved out a niche as one of NZ’s expert recruiters in marketing, sales and category roles, specifically in the FMCG and consumer industry. Most recently, he was the General Manager of NZ’s oldest and biggest specialist sales and marketing agency (until the Aussie parent company imploded – RIP). But – ever the guy with the silver lining – Rich realised it was an opportunity to join the Consult gang to lead the Sales & Marketing, HR and Business Support teams, so we are all winners!

Rich believes good business is all about working with people that you enjoy and value. He loves recruitment because he gets great satisfaction out of not only finding people great new roles, but also seeing businesses excel as a result of that talented individual.

Rich is a member of the Food and Grocery Council where he chairs the team on Diversity and Inclusion, as well as being a proud member of Diversity Works and volunteering at the Mental Health Foundation.

Outside the office, he’ll be on the tennis court or hanging at home with his husband and cat. He loves a good whiskey and spending time with the family either in his mighty hometown of Timaru or with his in-laws in Canada. A self confessed book nerd – he is always chasing a new Nordic crime drama (who knew?!) or a pretentious book he can suggest to his book club – if you have any recommendations – he is all ears!



I have dealt with Consult for a long time and have built a good relationship with Steve / Seth / Adam


I was called to meet Seth Heynes and he interviewed me in detail on my work experiences and skills. He understood and gave me a better insight too of what could be best for my skills.I was introduced to another team member which could be helpful in my other application. The team has welcomed me warmly which uplifted my confidence in the insecure situation of an application searching for job.


Focused friendly service with a goal of making it happen. Listen to you and come across as genuine whereas many industry players don't achieve this.


Friendly, approachable, yet professional in dealings along with being very open and transparent in all communications.


Have always been treated well and put me forward to appropriate jobs


Extremely courteous and professional staff. It's a pleasure dealing with professionals who are open and informed in the advice they give.


Friendly but also professional and informative.


I received excellent service from Adam Napper


Really easy process. Adam was great, the website is easy to use, linkedin updates and blog are great.


Excellent service, quick responses to queries and friendly approachable staff.


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