Introducing Jude Manuel, Country Director, New Zealand

My role is… supporting everyone in the New Zealand team to be the very best they can be. Whether as mentor, supporter, alchemist, or harbinger of market trends and dynamics, my role is very firmly focused around the team and our exceptional delivery to clients and candidates. Nothing sees me more zealous than creating futures, both for individuals and organisations.

What fictional family would you be a member of? Probably “The Trotters” from “Only Fools and Horses”. Every time I watch it, I get pains from laughing and wish I could be the one to salvage some of their harebrained schemes … the chandelier episode has me cringing every time.

The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are 3 people you want on your team? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (for obvious reasons), Tabitha from Bewitched to wiggle her nose and save the day and the Dalai Lama because if he can’t talk sense into them, no one can!

What is your favourite breakfast food? Bacon, anything with bacon!

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? Greece — it’s always been my favourite place in the world and with so many islands to choose from, there would be a different view of the water any time you chose.

Fun fact about me? I studied languages, so I can pretty much work my way through the United Kingdom and deliver a decent “take” on most accents.

Salt is a global, award-winning digital recruitment agency in Auckland. To find a job, contact Jude at

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