About Us

Fresh, current and highly experienced, and committed to seeing regional NZ thrive and grow

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Populous People is fresh and new, but offers a huge base of established expertise and nationwide connections. Led by founder Rachel Cornwall, and supported by an experienced team of associates, this business is here to help you get your people and your resourcing strategies right. We aim to deliver the gold standard in service, approachability and engagement. We have the passion and commercial intelligence around recruitment and people strategy to make that happen.


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Our Approach

Growing and Supporting your Team


We are committed to seeing regional New Zealand thrive and grow in this new era. No matter what the sector, or how small or large your business is, we are determined to ensure our clients have access to and can develop the most skilled, resilient and expert people possible.


Our three pillars are designed to ensure you can find, keep and grow!


Executive Search and Recruitment is our core offering. We know how and where to look. We’ll ensure you find the right people at every level across your business.


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It can take a lot to get the very best people into any organisation. We want to help ensure you keep the right people to take your business forward.


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That’s the big picture, long journey piece. We are to help our clients grow future talent pools and awareness of their sector as a potential career pathway of choice.


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We have our feet firmly planted in Hawke’s Bay, but provide search and recruitment, and people strategy services far and wide. In the new Post Covid economy, having the right people and structures at all levels of your business is going to dictate future performance. That is certain.