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25 July 2019



Delivering an IT transformation project requires a multitude of skills, experience, and knowledge. In addition to the need for high calibre experienced IT professionals to deliver the core outcomes, a project must be underpinned by a strong and capable corporate function to ensure finance, communication, and human resources are all pulling in the same direction to enable lasting and effective business transformation.

Presto recognises that IT recruitment is only one piece of the puzzle, so has actively sought out and appointed two experienced and accomplished recruiters with expertise that reflects that diverse requirement. This has allowed Presto to expand from its core IT talent services, to now include the provision of high-end Professional Services recruitment. 

our professional services team

Chris Young is an internationally experienced Finance and IT recruiter with over 10 years (and a lot of airmiles) under his belt. Having worked for a leading global consultancy in NZ and the UK before a stint in Africa, he partnered with FTSE 100 companies, start-up businesses, and everything in between to ease them through their change and growth journeys. Now back in New Zealand, he is eager to work with businesses embarking on transformation projects. Chris offers a consultative approach, working closely with candidates and clients to ensure best-fit matches, and is equally adept at working with leadership and delivery functions. 

Leigh Mackay brings with her 5 years of experience in the Wellington market, and experience in both recruitment and learning and development in the UK market.  Leigh is known by clients and candidates alike as someone that understand the needs, the brief and the market to ensure they get the right outcome. She is adept at working across the HR, Comm’s, marketing and leadership spectrum, and is relied on by a number of businesses to find talent where others fall short. Leigh doesn’t often place adverts as she is constantly looking for talent so that she can offer a shortlist to her clients that she can stand behind without any hesitation at short notice.  Leigh is full of energy and cultivates genuine relationships with her colleagues, clients and candidates.


This article was published on our quarterly issue, "Market Insights". Read the full newsletter here, issue 02 - July 2019, Climb Higher Heights.


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