“Finding the right talent is not just about ticking the boxes for a technical fit, it is about having a culture and values match.”
SAM MASKELL PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER samantham@ignitearchitects.com

I get satisfaction from seeing others succeed in their careers and within the workplace.

I have always been a ‘people person’, and when I started working in HR I quickly realised it was the right place for me.

I am originally from Cape Town, and started my HR career in London at a large investment bank, before finding my way to New Zealand.

When people talk about where they work, they talk about how the company makes them feel, not the day-to-day work they do – and that spreads the word about a great employer.

Finding the right talent is not just about ticking the boxes for a technical fit, it is about having a culture and values match.

Ignite is an industry leader in enabling their employees to work flexibly. There is a trust that, provided they are following through on their deliverables, they can work in a way that suits them.

Working globally and travelling has given me a better understanding of cultures and diversity, and that enhances how I do my job.

I love travelling but I am in a life stage more dominated by weekend sports and dance recitals than international flights. My husband and I live on the North Shore 'Auckland' with our two children, and enjoy living so close to the beach.