Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

As an Associate Partner of Head Medical, I get to spend all day speaking with Doctors about the fantastic lifestyle and career opportunities available in New Zealand – which I absolutely love.

I am originally from the beautiful coastal town of Mount Maunganui, in the Bay of Plenty. After I finished university, I left NZ and headed to the UK and ended up living in Scotland for 20 years. Now I’m back in New Zealand again and based in Wellington – the “coolest little capital in the world”!

So I know and appreciate what an international move involves, whether its fixed-term or permanent.

I’ve been working with doctors ever since I left university, from working in a large Health Authority in Auckland, NZ; later as an HR Manager in NHS Scotland recruiting specialist trainees at a national level; to recruiting Consultant Doctors on behalf of Head Medical for New Zealand and Australia across all the medical specialties. I've placed doctors from the UK, USA, South Africa, Western Europe and Scandinavia all around New Zealand and Australia in the last 7 years.

Now my remit is specialist level doctors for New Zealand in psychiatry, radiology and surgery.

Best New Zealand Memories: Too many to mention…but just a few personal favourites:

Stomping grapes to make wine in my Grandad’s garden every year; digging for pipis (shellfish) at the beach and cooking them on the BBQ and eating straight from the shell; holidaying at the family ‘Bach’ in the Coromandel every summer; enjoying the endless views up and down the coastline from the summit of Mauao; soaking in the natural salt water hotpools at the base of Mount Maunganui, and walking along Papamoa beach at sunrise with the dog...

But I say, come on over and make your own memories!

Get in touch with Caroline


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