About Jacqui

After growing up in Nelson and spending six years studying in Dunedin – Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Film & Media Studies), Bachelor of Commerce (Management & Marketing) and Master of Business (Management, distinction) – I entered the HR world in Wellington, gaining 8 years’ experience in both public and private sectors.


In November 2015, my young family and I shifted back to Nelson where starting my own consulting business was next on the agenda. As a result, Abel HR People & Performance was established in February 2016.


Abel HR People & Performance is an approachable and affordable HR Consultancy offering practical and effective virtual HR solutions for small business, Abel HR People & Performance focuses on guiding and supporting small business owners with their HR requirements and queries.


Offering a friendly, approachable, down-to-earth service that small businesses need, I strive to decode the world of HR and people management for you, getting alongside you in your business and explaining things simply, giving straightforward advice and guidance on how best to manage your people and implement and/or improve your people processes.


I don’t see myself as your usual hard-nosed HR Consultant who only deals with the difficult aspects of HR; instead I pride myself on being friendly, approachable and down-to-earth. I am a small business HR specialist.