Kim Young

Kim Young


Human Resources


022 365 5010


Kim has spent the last 15 years working in HR and Recruitment for organisations across New Zealand including household names such as Fletchers, St John, Sport New Zealand / High Performance Sport NZ, and Farmers.  Kim describes herself as an all-rounder but she's respected for her great people skills and her work ethic.  She's highly thought of in the industry and known as someone who is able to get projects across the line and who always goes the extra mile.

Some of the projects that Kim has worked on recently for Kanuka Consulting include policy review and development work for a crown entity, recruitment, implementation of online performance management systems and advice and support on disciplinary and performance issues.

Kim also has experience in change management, learning and development, employment relations, health and safety, coaching and performance improvement.



“I had the pleasure of working with Kim at PlaceMakers National Office.  She is an HR professional who is valued for her expertise in change, performance management and employment relations together with her pragmatic and down to earth approach.  Her high level of interpersonal skills means she can influence and engage at all levels in an authentic way and she is regarded as a valuable member of the business.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Kim to a business wishing to engage a committed HR professional to work in partnership with them to deliver value-add initiatives.  I look forward to working with Kim again in the future.”

Kara Brown

Group Leadership Development Manger

Fletcher Building Global


"Kim is great to work with, a true people person as well as being experienced in all aspects of human resources.  She is very easy to work with, bringing a pragmatic and business-focused outcome to problems and challenges.  I would recommend Kim to any business and would be very happy to be able to work with Kim in the future."

Sarah Caunter
General Manager Human Resources
Antares Restaurant Group


“Kim reported to me when she was the Senior Organisational Development Advisor at High Performance Sport New Zealand.  She is a highly effective HR professional with great people skills and an excellent work ethic.  I would happily recommend Kim to any organisation looking for a versatile, skilled HR contractor who can deliver both tactically and strategically across a wide range of human resources and organisational development disciplines.”

Graham Huckstep
Workforce Consultant
Sport New Zealand