Meet our team NZ

The New Zealand Medacs Healthcare team brings a combined recruitment experience of 50 years, across New Zealand and International markets. A passionate team, our specialist and experienced recruitment consultants consist of ex-clinical medical staff with either local and/or international experience.

We work in a collaborative environment where expertise, industry networks and insights are shared to find the best possible solution for both our clients and our candidates. For over a decade we have been working in the New Zealand Healthcare sector, developing deep insights into our candidates’ ability to perform, allowing us to effectively assess both cultural fit and technical capability.

We supply and support Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Dental professionals with casual/shift work, contract, and permanent appointments.

Entrust us with finding your next meaningful assignment. 


Etienne Swanepoel

Etienne joined Medacs as the New Zealand Divisional Manager bringing over 15 years of international operational experience across Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

He has a proven record in implementing turnkey recruitment and workforce solutions across several industry sectors. His strengths in developing and executing strategy deliver successful business outcomes, creating an agile, collaborative, and purposeful culture where people achieve.

Etienne is passionate about helping people and organisations grow by connecting the best talent in the industry to our clients.

Connect with Etienne today discuss your recruitment and workforce solution needs.

M: +64 21 081 96107  E: LinkedIn

Storm Roth

As the Sales Team Leader, Storm leads by example in forming and strengthening long lasting relationships with both candidates and clients.

Joining Medacs 8 years ago, Storm brings 18 year’s Healthcare Recruitment experience, together with over 27 years’ experience in the healthcare industry both in South Africa and New Zealand.

Her vast experience enables her to partner the right candidate with the right client, and to ensure safe and quality staffing solutions are provided to all clients.

Reach out to Storm today to discuss your recruitment needs.

T: +64 22 657 3406 E:  LinkedIn

Frances Sevenster

Frances has been working with Medacs for over 4 years, with a total of 10 years’ experience within the healthcare industry, having started her recruitment career in Dental care.

She is proud to work in healthcare and passionate about her team’s critical role in supporting the delivery of safe care.

As the Compliance team leader at Medacs Healthcare, Frances and her team are responsible for all compliance activities for both clients and candidates. This includes internal auditing, risk management and managing the quality recruitment process. As well as essential compliance needed for workplace health, safety, and environment.

Reach out to Frances and her team today for your compliance queries.

T: +64 22 658 0939  E:  LinkedIn

Jade Smith

A Senior Recruitment Consultant for the Mental Health temp team in New Zealand, Jade joined the business 6 years ago.

Transferring from our UK Doctors business, Jade leads the Mental Health Temp business. Jade focuses on recruiting Mental Health Nurses, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatric Assistants, Social Workers & Clinical Educators for ad-hoc shifts, short term contracts, long term contracts, fixed-term contracts and ongoing assignments.

With experience supporting a busy A&E department in the UK, Jade has worked closely with Clients to ensure safe and compliant staff levels are always supplied.

With her passion for supporting Mental Health coupled with her direct experience on the front line, Jade is driven to find the right role for you.

Reach out to Jade today to discover your next Mental Health role.

T: +64 22 561 9040 E: LinkedIn

Hayley Newell

Hayley looks after the Medacs permanent recruitment portfolio within Mental Health across New Zealand. She has over 6 years of recruitment experience working across the UK and New Zealand.

Hayley is a people person, empathetic and takes the time to get to know and understand the drivers of both her clients and candidates to ensure she can deliver the best outcome for all parties.

She has a vast amount of industry knowledge and her passion for New Zealand shines when engaging with international candidates looking to relocate to the long white cloud.

Hayley loves that every day is different at Medacs Healthcare and values the opportunity to meet new people from different walks of life and backgrounds.

Reach out to Hayley today for your permanent Mental Health roles needs.

T: +64 22 658 0967 E:  LinkedIn

Ernest Fancuberta

Ernest joined Medacs in August 2015 as a candidate, booking his first shift as a Healthcare Assistant. Just two years later, he joined the Medacs business as a Recruitment & Bookings consultant.

His invaluable knowledge of the local healthcare environment gleaned from working with a variety of clients and his own personal clinical experience, positions Ernest to truly understand candidate and client needs.

As your consultant, Ernest will expertly assist you with your career path progression, partnering you with our quality clients.

Reach out to Ernest today to discover your next role.

T: +64 22 26 4775 E: LinkedIn

Mandie Pierson

Mandie brings over 10 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, and 2 years in healthcare recruitment to support you.

She knows and understands the requirements and pressures healthcare professionals face in everyday life. Mandie is passionate about partnering with people and prides herself in her ability to build personal and in-depth relationships.

Mandie recruits across the Healthcare Assistant and Registered Nursing division and would love to discuss your career journey today.

Reach out to Mandie today for your next Healthcare Assistant or Registered Nurse role.

T: +64 22 639 0945  E: LinkedIn

Angielyn (Angie) Cruz

Angie first joined Medacs in 2014, working as a Healthcare Assistant at several key client sites.

In 2019, she joined the Medacs Bookings Team as a booking coordinator and is the first point of contact for both clients and candidates regarding shift work.

Angie’s past clinical and nursing experience from the Philippines means she understands the demands to work in the Healthcare industry and she strives to make a difference every day, to every candidate and client with whom she interacts.

Reach out to Angie today for your booking needs.


Client - Health NSW

Medacs have been supplying Mental Health Nurses with the Wagga Wagga Mental Health team since April 2018. The service we receive has been outstanding and our requests are always dealt with timely and professionally. The nurses put forward for our roles met the criteria of the role as well as the cultural fit we require for our services.

Nurse Manager, MHECS Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services, Health NSW
Testimonial 3

I found the staff at Medacs very helpful, and they were truly accommodating to my needs and preferences. I found belonging to Medacs was a great way to see other areas of Nursing available and it helped me find the next path I wanted to take, having a trial run before I truly committed.

Kassandra, Senior Registered Nurse 
Testimonial 2

Searching for work overseas can seem overwhelming and there are many things to stress about going through the process alone. As soon as I started working with my recruiter Hayley Newell at Medacs Healthcare, the experience went from overwhelming to one of the smoothest easiest employment search experiences in my life! I cannot thank Hayley Newell and Medacs Healthcare enough for guiding me through this opportunity.

Jennifer, Psychiatric Nurse
Testimonial 4

I’m a client of Medacs working with our consultant on placing Remote Area Nurses into our WA Clinics. On a number of occasions, I’ve asked for delivery on 'near impossible' requests – like providing our request on Thursday afternoon for a Monday mobilisation. We’ve never been let down, receiving quality candidates to help us continue our service to some of the most isolated and vulnerable people on the planet. I work with a lot of agencies that promise the world and deliver very little. Medacs is one of our most valuable partners here at NHS.

Tim, HR Manager, Ngaanyatjarra Health Service, NT
Testimonial 5

My experience with Medacs Healthcare has been excellent and rewarding. The Medacs Healthcare team are helpful and attentive in all aspects from professionally liaising on the phone, emailing, and offering multiple opportunities with the different DHBs. They help arrange interviews, negotiating relocation and the salary with the DHB managers. They were flexible and professional, always willing to clear any doubts and providing ideas as well as explanations for applying for a visa.

Raj, Mental Health Nurse
Testimonial 6

Our Medacs consultant took on board previous discussions we’ve had had about trying new things and produced a whole new location for us. We've felt supported. We have relationships with other agencies who touch base with us during our contract, but it they don’t have the same personal touch and I think it’s was more of a "ticking the box exercise" rather than a genuine interest into how we were are going.

Carol and Phil, ICU Nurses
Testimonial 5

As a senior UK Psychologist looking for work in NZ during a pandemic, I knew there would likely be a plethora of challenges, so I turned to agencies as I thought their knowledge and both their explicit and implicit investment in finding people work would be helpful. Whilst other agencies were not following up on my emails after an initial response, Hayley from Medacs Healthcare was responsive, attentive and individualised in her approach, finding me interviews to answering and confirming details, which was very reassuring, given the distance and current climate.

Mathew, Clinical Psychologist
Testimonial 5

My experience of Medacs has been a positive one since first applying online. The response and the service genuine and enjoyable. I’ve been a contracting mental health nurse for several years and worked with various agencies. Medacs in both New Zealand and Australia have supported me throughout numerous roles and always ensure I am well supported throughout the recruitment process as well as throughout the working role.

Amalia, Surgical RN
Testimonial 5

I am so glad to be a part of the Medacs Healthcare team, being able to serve our community by being the hands and feet to our community.

Seipepa, Healthcare Assistant

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