Therese McNaughten

Founder & Company Director

Therese is the business owner and Director of Wholeoranges Consulting Ltd. She is an accomplished recruitment practitioner who brings a considerable track record of over 20 years of knowledge, business acumen, insight, innovation and depth of strategic understanding of managing and leading within the Recruitment Industry. She launched her Recruitment Career in the UK working for 12 years at strategic leadership level before returning to New Zealand in the late 1990's where she applied her expertise working for one of New Zealand's largest privately owned recruitment firms (The Lampen Group now Hudson). Here as an integral member of the senior executive team Therese developed a solid track record in researching best practices of effective service delivery and customer relationship management.

This exposure gave her an in-depth understanding of business operations, the gaps in the recruitment industry and the critical components line managers and business leader's value when they are in the market for recruiting talent. It also enabled her to research what support job searchers truly value during critical times of career change.

Wholeoranges Consulting Ltd was launched in 2003 after extensive research to address those gaps and to put the personal touch back into the recruitment experience. Companies today are looking to have that competitive edge and need talent that can come in and add value immediately so having a recruitment partner who puts in the time and effort to understand the company, cultural and core competencies of a position is critical. They value a partner they can easily work with, trust and respect to market their brand effectively, apply creative sourcing and selection strategies to secure them the very best talent, and bring value and integrity overall to the recruitment process.

The team is driven by developing strong, open collaborative relationships, bringing expertise, integrity, business intelligence and passion to the delivery of services to their customers. Our key focus is on making the recruitment experience refreshingly different.

Wholeoranges never forget that it is a privilege to work with our customers both clients and candidates alike, as they are the foundation that underpins the very essence of our business today.

Therese is actively involved in providing the front line recruitment experience with a team of specialist associates to businesses nationwide across a wide range of industry sectors and disciplines acquiring talent at Executive, Senior Management and Business Administrative support. She continues to be a leader in her field through regular courses and networking and has written articles for the Herald and North Shore Enterprise, presented at Auckland University and is often asked by her clients to present and speak at awards ceremonies and conferences.


Therese invites you to take the opportunity to read up about our services and welcomes your enquiries. Phone: 09 309 0266 Email:



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