Meet the Ryan team

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Felicity Ryan

Being the founder of Ryan, and after more than 30 years partnering with some of Canterbury’s favourite businesses, Felicity knows that a successful business thrives upon the strengths of the good people you engage and the strong relationships you forge. 

Felicity believes that it’s people who define your business. Finding, encouraging and growing the right team members and assuring commercially astute and empathetic leadership are the enablers to success.

For small, medium and XXL businesses within Canterbury’s challenging market, competence and relationships mean everything. Felicity’s guiding principles, experience and expertise in a broad range of end-to-end recruitment and HR services have been a catalyst. Over the years the success of our partner businesses has established Ryan’s position as one of the South Island’s preferred recruitment and HR agencies.

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    Our story

    Established by Managing Director, Felicity Ryan in 1988. Ryan has been 100% focused on helping Canterbury businesses grow for 30 years.

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    Why choose Ryan

    If you're thinking, "Give me one good reason to partner with you." Our response is simple. "How about ten good reasons?"

Who we work with

View a small sample of the feedback we get from clients that we have been partnering with to help them grow their business.

  • "Due the very low unemployment rate in Christchurch the labour market is tight and finding the right staff is not easy."
  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "We have used Ryan Recruitment to service our temporary staffing requirements for over 5 years."