About us

Action Personnel Ltd has been Palmerston North premier provider of recruitment services for over 30 years. First established by Bev Khan and known as Action Secretaries it was purchased in 1989 by Ron Tyson and rebranded as , Action Personnel. Ron still owned the business until he passed away suddenly in 2012. The business has been passed on to Sue Wells.

Action Personnel provide a range of recruitment services from Permanent Placement, Temporary and Contract Staff, Pre-employment Skill and Personality Profiling to CV construction.

Our staff are committed to ensure you receive fantastic service , quality staff and to take the headache out of recruiting!. Please contact one of experienced and qualified recruitment consultants to discuss your staffing needs.


Sue Wells: Manager

Sue re-joined Action Personnel team in 2005 after initially working for Action Personnel back in the early 90ís! Sue has over 20 year recruiting experience having worked in both the private and public sectors throughout NZ. She is also the current joint Chairperson of Tennis Manawatu Board.



Abi Porteous: Resourcing Consultant

Abi recently joined Action Personnel after visiting from the UK. She studied Sport and Physical Education at University and is experienced in administration through to hospitality as well as having a flair for delivering excellent customer service. She is also completing a course in Recruitment Consultancy. Abi has previously been a temp so understands how temping works, has loads of advice about temp work and the benefit that temping brings!! Looking forward to meeting you in our friendly office and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Tina Rush: Consultant

Tina has a background in international business, business ownership and extensive experience working in partnership with both small businesses and large corporate organisations. She has a real passion for recruitment and a talent for finding the best recruitment solution for the growth of your business and the best fit for your career.  Her experience will ensure your recruitment goals are met with empathy and professionalism. Call Tina to discuss your immediate or future recruitment requirements