Our Team

Our Team – Virtue Consulting

Virtue are specialists in the banking and financial services industry.

We are proud to have a long history of employing a stable team of forward thinking Recruiters. Our clients and candidates feel secure knowing that the time they invest with us, building solid business relationships, is not wasted through high staff turnover and attrition. Our experienced team members provide you with a consultative, boutique approach to recruitment. Using our knowledge and contacts to get the best outcome for you.

We believe in a work/life balance, flexibility, open communication and enjoying the job that you are in. Such understanding and exuberance has helped maintain an amazing team of talented and experienced people. We are dedicated to our team members’ and they in turn, are dedicated to providing you with world-class service.

View our current vacancies here or get to know our team a little bit better below.

Chris Heswall

Chris established Virtue Consulting in July 2004, so has over 20 years of candidate networks and relationship connections with industry decisions makers across banking and financial services markets.

For over 30 years, Chris has been filling recruitment mandates and offering career advice to Financial Services Industry professionals across New Zealand and Australia.

Chris operates uses an open, honest and upfront approach when working with Clients and Candidates and specializes in search, sourcing and candidate assessment for a range of mandates from mid-level sales and relationship roles, up to senior management positions.

When not in the Virtue office, Chris can be found out on the harbour fishing or boating, or on the golf course when he gets the chance, and you can follow him at @kiwirecruiter on Instagram to keep up with the play.

Collette Gascoigne-Spittle

After an extensive sales and relationship career within the insurance and motor industries, Collette has been successfully consulting in the recruitment industry since 2009.

Having returned home from the UK to New Zealand in 2011 (where she worked with a large global recruitment brand in London) Collette brings experience, energy, and commitment to the Virtue team.

Collette manages a Hybrid desk with her main focus being on permanent recruitment.  She works across graduate roles through to mid-level executive roles.  Her areas of specialities include sales, asset finance, wealth, compliance, operations, clients services and credit.

Collette has been with Virtue Consulting for 9 years in October 2022 and we can’t imagine the office without her – Great work Collette!

Collette is an avid cyclist who rides on a regular basis.