Meet The Team


A former teacher from New Zealand who has worked with Prospero for the best part of 6 years. Patrick is our NZ Manager based in Dunedin (one of our two New Zealand offices) and is tasked with supporting overseas trained teachers, and returning NZ teachers, with finding teaching roles within NZ. He has both taught in the UK and worked as a Senior Recruitment Consultant and Manager at Prospero Teaching’s Head Office in London. As a NZ trained Teacher, and local recruitment specialist, Patrick is well placed to support you with all the information and advice you require to make the move to New Zealand a reality! To apply, or have an informal chat about the process, please contact Patrick on:

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Now into his 9th year at Prospero Teaching, Neil certainly puts the ‘Senior’ into Senior Consultant. Neil is a proud Kiwi who has been passionately flying the Kiwi flag in London for the past eight years. During this time he has established himself as one of the UK’s top Education Consultants and Senior Managers. He is trusted by his client schools, and his teaching candidates. His stellar reputation is built upon : results, hard work, personality, and the Kiwi ‘can do attitude’. Neil is looking forward to applying his ‘trade’ back home in Aotearoa. Placing satisfied teachers into appreciative Schools is what Neil does. Fancy joining Neil back in NZ? Well, you know where to find him.

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“I really want to thank Prospero Teaching in assisting me to secure a teaching position in New Zealand. I have received the upmost best of services from Neil Elliott my recruitment agent from start to end in my job seeking process. It has only been a great pleasure to work with Neil / Prospero as they have been supportive emotionally and always lead me with detailed information relating to the teaching recruitment journey. I will highly recommend Neil specifically as a recruitment agent and Prospero Teaching to help achieve anyone’s dream of teaching in their dream country.
Thanks once again Prospero Teaching in making a dream become reality.

Chantel, Primary Teacher, March 2019


Georgia is an experienced Senior Education consultant who leads the Early Childhood division for Prospero in New Zealand. She is a specialist in education recruitment, and comes with over 4 years of experience in the industry and an HR and Marketing degree. Georgia is responsible for both permanent and temporary Early Childhood placements, New Zealand wide. She works with a variety of large Early Childhood companies to small privately owned centres and recruits for roles ranging from graduate level right up to higher level regional and national management roles. Prior to education recruitment Georgia worked in sales and marketing roles whilst also studying towards her commerce degree. If you are a teacher who is looking for their next role, or if you are a Centre Director/Owner who is looking for their next team member then please get in contact.

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Carla is one of Prospero Teaching’s recruitment consultants, based out of our Christchurch office. Prior to joining Prospero, Carla spent the last four years recruiting predominantly in the medical recruitment sector where she supported both NZ and overseas candidates. Carla has a professional but down-to-earth approach which enables her to offer exceptional service to both her teaching candidates, and client schools alike. If you are a secondary or primary teacher seeking a role in New Zealand, or a New Zealand school on the hunt for your next teaching superstar, get in touch with Carla today.

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Karolina is one of Prospero Teaching’s Resourcing Consultants and based in her home city of Perth Australia. She previously worked for Prospero in our UK Bristol office as a Recruitment Consultant where she was involved in all aspects of supporting international teachers in finding teaching jobs and also spent a total of 4 years living in the UK and exploring Europe. Back in Australia she focusses on supporting Australian and overseas trained teachers with making the move to New Zealand. So whether you require information around employment options, budgetary advice, visa and compliance documents, or simply some handy travel tips and information, Karolina is here to help!

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Originally from Mumbai, India, Venecia (also known as V), is the Resourcing and Compliance Consultant for our New Zealand Offices, based in Christchurch. She is currently in-charge of supporting and resourcing teachers from New Zealand and overseas, thus ensuring every teacher on-boarded is compliant and fully-registered. She is a trained and fully qualified Piano Teacher from the Trinity College of Music, London and has been teaching Piano since the past ten years. Venecia also holds Post-Graduate Qualifications in Human Resources and Geology-Disaster Management. She absolutely loves Aotearoa, and enjoys sharing her love for the country, the culture and its people to everyone she encounters.

So, if you need help in finding your next position, or simply need compliance and/or registration advice, contact Venecia now!

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Emma is one of Prospero’s Resourcing Consultants, where she has been given the opportunity to kick start her career in recruitment working alongside Karolina in the Perth, Australia office. She helps to support Australian, New Zealand and South African teachers in their transition to the UK in securing their dream teaching job abroad.

With Emma’s ongoing study in Human Resources and previous exposure to recruitment in various industries, she has a strong passion for engaging and working with people.

She approaches her job by willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of her candidates and with the support that she can provide, she is well equipped to discuss employment options and provide any other advice to help you make the move to the UK!

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