Richard Gray-Smith


General Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in marketing, sales and category recruitment specifically within the FMCG and Consumer industries across all levels I’ve spent the bulk of my career with the brand.

I lead a team of highly skilled consultants at one of New Zealand's most trusted brand names in recruitment for over the past 27 years. With consulting teams covering four specific areas, marketing, sales, finance and supply chain we operate a truly collaborative approach with our clients and candidates alike.

Together with Rachael Lewis-Green we co-manage the Gaulter Russell Numero business. The dedication, passion and commitment of our team is unrivalled in our experience and is what defines us as a company. Partnering closely with clients the key focus is on delivering highly researched, bespoke solutions. At the heart of everything we do is an overarching determination to deliver the best possible outcome to our clients and candidates every time they engage with us.

Outside the office I’ll be on the tennis court or reading. I love a good whiskey, and spending time with my family either in my hometown of Timaru or with my in-laws in Canada. Also, if you’ve seen any good new Nordic crime dramas or a pretentious book I can suggest to my book club, then I’m all ears!

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