Project Description

Mariska Carlson-Smit

Group General Manager

My Biography

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mariska Carlson-Smit brings 14 years of recruitment experience to the Velocity family as our General Manager. Her career began in South Africa as a Resourcer and quickly developed into further roles as a Public-Sector Consultant, Business Manager and Team Leader for several high-profile agencies in both London and New Zealand. A true leader, Mariska is mother to two children at home, and to the Velocity team as well, always operating evenly and honestly. Her ability to connect, relate and encourage people ensures consistent success for her team.

My Why

You know you are in the right job when you don’t feel like you are doing a job! I love my team and love coming into work, so you could say I do my job for my team.

My Desert Island, 3 things that I would take

Case of wine, my pillow and a chicken…

My Weekends

All about the kids! With a four year old and an eight year old there is ballet, jazz, athletics and walks with the dogs. Spending time with friends and family, and lots of cooking.

My Success

My two beautiful daughters and moving to New Zealand.

My Alternative

A celebrity chef or definitely something with food.