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Our People

Our Directors

Tim Hewatt has 20+ years’ of professional experience in business analysis and private sector development in the finance and development industries in Australia and New Zealand.

Lenise Monteiro served for more than 10 years as a New Zealand Defence Force Officer and has forged a career in Human Resource Management with specific expertise in recruitment. 
Each have chosen to call Vanuatu home and both are Vanuatu citizens.


We are both passionate about Vanuatu and improving the lives and livelihood of ni-Vanuatu through improving opportunities for access to key positions of influence. We understand Vanuatu and the realities of making things happen. We understand Vanuatu culture and we believe in promoting ni-Vanuatu skills and capabilities and can help clients embark on journeys through localization when they, and the labour market are ready.

Lenise Monteiro

BBS (HRM), AdvDip Engineering Management

Lenise is a Director at Link Personnel Services - Vanuatu. She is a dual Vanuatu /NZ citizen and has spent the last 13 years living and working in Vanuatu and has developed strong relationships with the Vanuatu Government, development partners, NGOs and the private sector through her work in all areas of Human Resources.


She has more than 12 years’ experience in public and private sector recruitment helping both small and larger corporate enterprises, NGOs and development projects meet their workforce needs, including C-level Executive roles, Technical Advisers and operational staff. 

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Tim Hewatt

B.Econ, M.Econ, GradDip Finance

Tim is a Director at Link Personnel Services - Vanuatu. He is a dual Vanuatu / Australian citizen and has spent the last 8 years living and working in Vanuatu.


He has experience working with the Vanuatu Government, development agencies and the private sector. Assignments have included working for the World Bank, Utilities Regulator and contracts for the EU, Youth Challenge Vanuatu, GGGI, KUTh Energy and Geodynamics. Tim also works in renewable energy and bring commercial solar to Vanuatu and the Pacific.

Francoise Nguyen

B.Com (Human Resources)

Francoise is the Recruitment and Relationship Manager at Link Personnel Services – Vanuatu.


She was born and raised in Vanuatu and completed her tertiary education at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Fiji. She has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management and has worked with the Public Sector in Administration and HR.


With her background, Francoise brings a practical understanding of government departments and processes. She has a strong rapport with our locally contracted staff, making her an effective liaison between our organization and the local workforce. Francoise's ability to connect with others allows her to build trust and foster positive relationships.

Francoise's expertise in recruitment and relationship management, combined with her knowledge of Vanuatu's culture and dynamics, makes her an invaluable member of our team.

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