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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

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Full Time Roles

  • Graphic Designer
  • Hamilton
  • $50 - $60k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Based in Hamilton? Or looking to get out of the Big Smoke? Keen on stepping into a role with huge growth potential? My Hamilton-based client, are looking for a brilliant Intermediate Graphic Designer to join their growing team. They are looking for a strong retail designer, someone confident in the ...
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  • Digital Designer
  • UX / UI Designer
  • Auckland
  • $60 - $70k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Looking to grow your career in digital? Are you a junior looking for that next step up?  Our client, one of New Zealand's leading brand and digital agencies, is looking for their next superstar who is keen to immerse themselves in the world of UI and UX design. This opportunity is perfect for an est...
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  • Account Director (Design)
  • Auckland
  • $110 - $130k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Looking for that next step in Account Management? Spent some time in a design agency and keen on something new?  My client, a high-end design, brand and packaging agency are on the hunt for an Account Director to join their current team. The new Account Director will report directly to the Managing ...
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Posted at 2:53pm 10/05/18

Exceptional Talent

This week we had an influx of over 15 incredibly talented creatives register with The Pond - #1 standout is a solid agency Art Director with over 10+ years international experience. With names like 23red, CHE Proximity and AJF Partnership Melbourne on her CV, she has the credentials to match the portfolio. Worth a meet? I agree. Give me a yell today!  

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Because we all love a long lunch

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