Mariska Carlson-Smit Simon
Group General Manager
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.
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…
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 two beautiful daughters and moving to New Zealand.
A celebrity chef or definitely something with food.