Sue Alexander

Sue Alexander

Chamber Hub Manager

Sue joined the Chamber in September 2021 and brings with her a range of skills and experiences. In her role, she works with Employers, Iwi and Chamber Hub staff to identify, match and place Ministry of Social Development and other job seekers.

With her client centred manner and strong sense of humour, Sue develops strong business relationships and looks for opportunities to create winning partnerships.

Sue has a degree in marketing and a track record of successful experience in different industries and occupational groups. In 2013, Sue was the Chamber’s YES Coordinator, a position she thoroughly enjoyed. Extremely practical and resourceful, she is determined to fully utilise her experience to coordinate job seekers, agencies, providers and local employers and collaborate on the common goal of improving Taranaki’s labour market, now and in the future.

Sue would love to meet you and your team to see how she can help and offer support with getting job seekers into your business. 

Mary Sagen

Mary Sagen

Placement Support Coordinator - Bell Block

Wonderful relationships begin over a cuppa and a chat and our Placement Support Coordinator Mary enjoys both! Mary joined the team in March 2021 with a focus of finding job seekers employment in the New Plymouth district.

Mary is positive, encouraging and incredibly thoughtful. She has explored many different industries, having had roles in Job Development, Recruitment and Training, Hospitality, Health and Safety, Group Exercise, Public Speaking, Sales and Marketing, Content Writing, and Horticulture.

If you’re looking for work and would like to book in to have a cuppa and a chat, send Mary an email using the link below.

Tina Parata

Tina Parata

Placement Support Coordinator - Hāwera

Ko Taranaki te mauanga
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Ngati Ruanui me Ngaruahine oko iwi

Tina is from Hawera and has built her networks from the roots up. She grew up amongst the dairy industry and then travelled and worked throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and Aotearoa. Her work experience includes 15 years with the Ministry of Social Development and Tina’s life skills contribute to her community knowledge, empathy, resilience and perseverance. Tina’s role is to help people work towards their goals and assist them through the obstacles to employment.