Meet Our Team
Who We Are
The Insource team combines over ten years of experience in recruiting for law firms throughout Australia and New Zealand with governance, marketing and finance functions that draw on extensive experience in private equity investment and successful start-ups.
A business owner, innovator and classically trained professional opera singer, Jenn has an extensive network across business and the arts on both sides of the Tasman. A natural connector, Jenn enjoys developing long-term relationships built on trust, transparency and commitment. Known for her creative thinking, progressive approach, energy and passion, Jenn leads change. After seven years building and managing a trans-Tasman search and recruitment business to include key national executive appointments, Jenn has entered the tech sector having built the Insource bespoke technology platform for law firms and other professional service sectors.
Jenn has more than twenty years’ experience working with the legal sector. After working in leading law firms for eight years, Jenn has spent the last 12 years searching and placing lawyers into many of New Zealand and Australia’s top-tier, mid-tier and boutique law firms. Her deep knowledge of the legal sector has seen her regularly advise on succession planning, business growth, talent development and retention and remuneration.
Beyond Insource, Jenn is a SheEO activator, a Rotarian and a Trustee for Wellington Opera. Jenn has an extensive performance repertoire as a soprano soloist throughout New Zealand and Australia and is a past semi-finalist in the Lexus Song Quest.
Cat can be insourced as a recruitment partner on an as needed basis to manage the part or parts of the recruitment process you need help with. Our unbundled recruitment service will align with your process to identify, connect and place lawyers with the right experience, capability, aspiration and culture fit into your firm or company. In addition, Cat draws real time data analytics from the Insource Platform providing law firms in New Zealand and Australia with up to date market analysis about talent movement, law firm growth/shrinkage, firm’s talent makeup and positioning to enable key decision makers to identify their talent gaps and opportunities in line with their business strategy. Cat is available to present market observations directly to your executive team over and can tailor any presentation to your specific needs.
Previously a senior lawyer in a New Zealand top-tier law firm, Cat understands first-hand how important it is to source the right talent for your practice.
Sharon has a talent for creating and implementing efficient internal systems and process and is responsible for managing and training our research team. She also project manages all development and maintenance relating to the Insource technology platform.
Sharon brings an extensive legal services background to Insource having previously worked at top-tier firms across New Zealand, Sydney, and London in the capacity of administrator, legal executive, project coordinator, and board secretary. Sharon works directly with our Managing Director in the day-to-day business operations of Insource.
Mike is a career marketer who can point to successful launches of brands in areas as varied as banking (Kiwibank), fragrances (Lynx) peer to peer lending (AUSX listed Harmoney) and New Zealand’s first at scale online doctors practice Bettr.co.nz.
He has done marketing consulting work for companies that includes Spark, Briscoes and Panasonic and held Head of Marketing roles for GE Money, Suncorp Life and Harmoney.
Jules is a Chartered Accountant with well over a decade of experience working with many different businesses around New Zealand. She keeps her finger on the pulse with everything financial, takes pride in being efficient and loves using technology to improve processes. Her role at Insource is to support the Managing Director with all things financial.
Outside of work her two kids keep her busy on their small farm out in Colyton. When she can she loves dabbling with investments, social dinners with friends, a great wine and theatre show.