About Jacqui

Jacqui Ward – Director

After growing up in Nelson, Jacqui spent six years studying in Dunedin (BA Communications & Film & Media, BCom Management & Marketing, and a Master of Business in Management with distinction), entering the World of Human Resources in Wellington and gaining 8 years’ experience in both Public and Private Sectors.


In November 2015, Jacqui shifted back to Nelson with her young family and Abel Human Resources was established in February 2016.


It’s important to Jacqui that her business, Abel Human Resources – People & Performance, is an approachable and affordable Human Resources Consultancy offering practical and effective people solutions for small businesses in particular, as her focus is on guiding and supporting small business owners with their human resource requirements and queries.


Offering a friendly, approachable, down-to-earth service that small businesses cry out for, she strives to decode the world of people management for business owners, getting alongside them in their business and explaining things simply, giving straightforward advice on how best to manage and make the most of their people and implementing or improving people processes.


Jacqui doesn’t see herself as your usual hard-nosed Human Resources Consultant who only deals with the difficult aspects of people management; instead she prides herself on being friendly, approachable and down-to-earth – she is a small business human resources specialist.