Samantha Gadd

Samantha Gadd is the founder and Managing Director of Humankind (formerly HR Shop). Humankind creates tailor made solutions for organisations and – more importantly – the people who bring them to life. HR with a personal touch. Samantha is passionate about the future of work, and wants to help New Zealand to build the best workplaces in the world. Humankind provides a variety of HR services to a vast range of businesses across New Zealand.

The growth of Humankind hasn’t gone unrecognised. Humankind was a Finalist for Emerging Products in the 2015 Wellington Gold Awards, is a finalist in the 2016 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards and was ranked 35th in the Deloitte 2015 Fast 50 (New Zealand’s Fastest Growing Companies). Samantha is also a Trustee of the Cultivate Mentoring Lab (which supports early to mid-career women to navigate the modern work place) and a Mentor at the First Foundation (an educational trust designed to give young and talented New Zealanders a hand up to tertiary education).