+64 9 373 3791
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Penny Gambitsis

Senior Talent Agent

Call 027 351 6211

Penny works autonomously across a client book of 35 agencies, seeking strategic advice from The Pond’s directors where needed.

Since joining The Pond in 2015, Penny has rapidly grown her role and now operates as a genuine strategic partner with our clients, working collaboratively with the team to secure the ultimate ‘best fit’ for every role.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Management, a desire to make everyone happy, and a thoroughly can-do attitude.

“Agencies must often be able to scale up their human resources at a moment’s notice to meet tight deadlines with maximum creative grunt – and that’s where The Pond comes in handy. We’re amazing at fulfilling fast-turnaround briefs from our database of top creative, digital, and marketing talent,” says Penny.

“We’re incredibly loyal to our clients and we take real care of our candidates. Creative professionals strongly identify themselves with what they do – we really get that. So we help them manage their expectations around workflow and offer career advice where appropriate to help them maximise their potential.” 

Outside work, Penny is a creative soul who previously flirted with the worlds of acting and photography before finding a niche in recruitment.

Penny is the positive, professional, and understanding person you should contact when you need just exactly the right person to tackle your most critical briefs.

My Creative Side

Dabbled in performing arts at university. My doodles of hearts and flowers may yet make me famous. I also did media studies and journalism if you consider that to be creative.

Best Known For

Playing Alice in Alice in Wonderland when I was 10 years old, which involved singing 10 solos to a crowd of 500 people. (All modesty aside, I’m still, to this day, world famous at Tauranga Primary School.)

Passionate About

Ridiculously early morning exercise, drinking superior red wine, and writing long ‘to do’ lists.


Locations: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington

Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone Number: +64 9 373 3791 or 027 351 6211

Contact Me

Full Time Roles

  • Front End Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Auckland
  • $80 - $90k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you a driven and talented Front End Developer / Full-stack Developer and looking for a fresh start in 2019?  Are you a solid Intermediate level and looking for a step up?  Keen to work for a company that will really help drive your career forward?  My client, a leading digital engagement agency ...
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  • Mac Operator
  • Auckland
  • $70k - $80k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you a seasoned Artworker and keen to share your skills with a new team in 2019?  Passionate about detail, accuracy and familiar with the world of retail advertising? Our client, a medium-sized advertising agency is looking for a new full-time Senior Mac operator to join their busy team. Working ...
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  • Digital Project Manager
  • Auckland
  • $500 - $600 /day
  • Contract
  • Live
My client, an Auckland based agency are looking for a Digital Project Manager superstar to jump on board and lead a long-term project from start to finish.   The ideal candidate will be well-versed in managing and delivering projects digital lifecycles within specific quality, time and budget requir...
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Posted at 9:33am 19/02/19

Our Immigration service is in full swing!

You might remember last year when we announced an alliance with a wonderful Immigration Consultant called Fiona. She is brilliant and we are already working on cases to help some amazing top talent stay in NZ.   Whether you are Client or Talent, this service applies to all and we would love to chat about how we can help! We even have a pretty brochure to give you that explains EVERYTHING you need to know.  You know where to find us!   

Posted at 3:26pm 14/02/19

Find hot, fresh, international talent

Because we have the biggest freelance presence in the local market - both on and offline - we are the first point of call for award-winning creatives from overseas. And now we have the immigration services to support it! Think of us as a massive net that catches most of, if not all the international creatives from the UK, US and Australia entering the local market. If you want to know who is out there and looking for opportunities talk to The Pond!

Posted at 11:48am 05/02/19

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