Our Team

Helping Employers since 1995

Key People

Chris Bowden BSc(Hons)


Chris has been with Employers Assistance since 1997 after graduating and migrating from the UK. Chris also looks after all the IT aspects of our products and services and is passionate about using technology to help businesses run smarter not harder. Outside of work he loves to be outdoors with his wife and 3 children.

JJ van Vuuren LLB

General Manager

Juanne, known as JJ graduated with a LLB degree and was admitted as an attorney in 2005. After a few years of general practice she specialised in Employment Law. For the past 12 years she lived out her passion for Industrial and Employment Relations.
JJ and her family loves travelling and being outdoors with her husband and two young boys and also participates in long distance running.

Darryl Voss

Employment Relations Consultant

Darryl has extensive management experience and has an IT background. He was previously a client of Employers Assistance, who were invaluable when addressing several staffing issues. Very enthusiastic about the quality of the products and services he received from Employers Assistance, he joined the Company in 2008 as General Manager.
Darryl is a strong believer in striving to provide value and service to clients. Darryl is a keen fisherman and scuba diver, enjoys rugby (now retired) and running. He is a past Commodore of the Milford Cruising Club.

Glenn Harris Dip IR, BS(HR)

Employment Relations Consultant

Glenn brings over 30 years human resource management experience to Employers Assistance Limited. Glenn’s understanding of occupational health and safety, employee relations and general human resource management practices and procedures is built on his training as a Department of Labour Inspector of Factories and Machinery and developed further in senior corporate HR roles. He combines this expertise with a solid commercial background gained in line management positions and in governance. Glenn has served as national president of the Human Resources Institute of NZ. He specialises in employment relations, health and safety management and performance management improvement. Away for work Glenn is an avid golfer, part time fisher and a volunteer business mentor.

Es Bezuidenhoudt  LLB

Employment Relations Consultant

Esmari brings a fresh new perspective to our team. While training as a Lawyer she stared working as an employment relationship consultant and has been in the industry for 10 years. She has advanced experience in Industrial Relations, conflict management and dispute resolution. She has international experience and actively participates in employment law both nationally and internationally. On her time off she enjoys all that nature has to offer, camping with her family and sharing her love of animals with her husband and two children.

John Murray LLB

Employment Relations Consultant

Raised and educated in Auckland, John was admitted to the bar of the High Court of New Zealand as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1967. John has an in depth knowledge of a broad spectrum of law bringing nearly 50 years of experience to the team.