The People Project was born out of an aspiration to do something bigger than ourselves.

Our modern, fresh approach helps businesses move faster, do the right thing and create value.


Founded in 2018 under the name of EightySixHR, it was our intention to re-write the narrative on traditional HR.  Its simple: we care about making your business go faster and are dedicated to your success. We are committed to creating wholehearted and authentic relationships. Founder, Jaime Gallocher takes this one step further to say she gets naked with her clients on a daily basis (not literally of course – we are in the business of HR!). Its about being transparent and courageous in the advice we provide, this approach is why our clients love us.

In 2019 we rebranded to The People Project because it felt more like us: modern, commercial, smart. It is reflective of the work that we do, which is core outsourced HR and projects.

Our team has experience across multinational corporates and SME businesses, including manufacturing, FMCG, Tech, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Public Sector and Services. 



Honest, straight forward and commercial solutions for your business. What you see is what you get.

We are obsessed with HR innovation and sharing knowledge to help businesses grow gets us excited.


Business today moves fast and so do we. Adaptable, agile, and connected, we are there for you.

We mould to your unique culture and act as a true business partner.


There is no place for ego’s at The People Project. It’s all about collaboration, client service and most importantly; humility.

The way we develop trust and loyalty is all to do with the value we place on long term relationships with our clients.



We’ll support you along the way. The People Project is committed to helping you drive positive outcomes, empower your people and  realise your competitive advantage.


Jaime Gallocher

Director and Consultant

Jaime shares her passion for people dating back to her earliest work memory jumping in the skip bins filled with paper at her dad’s printing factory. She was often found wandering around the factory chatting to the staff and getting to know everyone.

Her ever-growing interest in people started much earlier than this, but what began at the age of 10 years old in a printing factory in Glenfield was an ongoing love affair with business.

Jaime graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA Bcom in Sociology and Employment Relations and then went on to complete her Post-Graduate Honours degree in Management.

With over a decade working in the people business, Jaime brings a diverse skill set across the entire employee lifecycle.  She has multi industry experience in Leadership, Recruitment and Human Resources across both large corporate businesses and small to medium enterprises (SME’s).

Jaime Gallocher - Director and Consultant

Outside of work Jaime can typically be found ‘being taken for a walk’ by her Boxer dog; Pipi, escaping Auckland on the weekends or distance ocean swimming in the summer.

Contact Details:
021 165 5955

Bronwyn Rein - Consultant

Bronwyn Rein


Bronwyn joined The People Project bringing her learning and development background along with experience from the service industry where she led national sales and training programmes for retail giant Mecca Brands. Being a people leader for most of her career, she has a strong operational knowledge of what it takes to engage a team for success.

More recently Bronwyn has been working with a broad range of corporate and SME businesses across Auckland and Wellington in the generalist HR consulting space.

Bronwyn has experience developing comprehensive HR policy, employment relations advice, change management, and creation of learning and development frameworks.

Outside of work Bronwyn has been a freelance makeup artist, is an avid true crime fan, and loves getting active on the weekend.

Contact Details:
021 263 8447 

Ainsley Benefield

Employment Relations Expert (Partner – Wellington)

Ainsley is one of our partners based in Wellington. We partner with Ainsley for cross-regional projects and employment relations advice. She runs her own HR consultancy, Hive, but we come together to support Wellington based clients when they need it.

Ainsley founded Hive to bring to life her passion for achieving positive working relationships through communication, feedback and flexibility.  She spent much of her career working as an employment lawyer in Wellington, Dublin, and London but since returning to New Zealand has worked in more hands on roles as an HR consultant. Her legal background paired with her HR experience means she has a pragmatic, people-focused approach to getting people management issues right.  She is also a qualified mediator and specialist in independent reviews and investigations.

Ainsley Benefield - Employment Relations Expert


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