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SYDNEY OFFICE – 02 9019 1600

David Owens - Managing Director 
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David Owens is the Managing Director and a founder of the HR Partners brand. David is based in Sydney and draws upon 25 years of recruitment industry experience across Australia and the UK.  He is actively involved in recruitment activities and plays a substantial role in supporting senior search assignments. David plays a key role in leading and shaping the business. David manages the visibility of HR Partners in the Professional Services sector, where HR Partners has a major focus.



Stephanie Patoka – General Manager NSW Visit LinkedIn Profile
Stephanie is our People and Culture Manager and has been with us since 2006, including our London and Sydney office; and is known for her engaging personality, strong customer focus and attention to quality care. Outside of work she enjoys painting, going to the beach and dancing in the living room with her little kids.


Annabel Hryniuk - Executive Assistant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Annabel support's Managing Director David Owens as well as our Melbourne and Brisbane Directors on all levels of executive support. Annabel also assists in marketing initiatives and strategies for HR Partners focusing on the online digital marketing space. Annabel has a background in marketing and event coordinating in the recruitment industry. 

Delphine Mignon – Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Delphine has 11 years experience in recruitment, gained in the Australian market. With 6 years already spent recruiting exclusively for the NSW Public Sector and a broad range of Not For Profit organisations, Delphine is an expert in this field, with a very consultative approach and a strong knowledge of business. Delphine builds strong networks and creates innovative partnerships with clients and candidates alike, focusing on long-term positive outcomes.


Melissa Khouri - Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Melissa graduated with a degree in Human Resources and saw a passion in recruiting HR Professionals within the Sydney regionMelissa partners with the team to support them with talent pooling, finding the right candidates for the right role, and to build high quality, long term relationships with both clients and candidates. Melissa is a striving individual who is keen to grow within the recruitment space and who believes that the world is your oyster.

Carla Wilkinson - Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile


Carla has over a years experience recruiting within the commercial I.T. and construction industries. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology, Carla has a passion for understanding the motivations and goals of her clients and candidates to make the right employment fit. Carla prides herself on providing great customer service and building meaningful relationships. Carla will be managing permanent and contract entry to mid level roles.

Fiona Campbell - Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Fiona has a background in Sales & Marketing in the UK and Executive Recruitment within Government in Wellington,New Zealand. Moving to Sydney in February 2015 she has experience recruiting within Construction, Property and Engineering Industries. Having completed studies in HR in 2015 Fiona is passionate about the thriving HR market in Sydney and working with clients and candidates to offer great service and form strong partnerships. Fiona will be managing mid -senior hourly and daily rate contract and fixed term contract roles. 


Harriet Barclay – Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile 

Harriet has extensive experience within HR Talent Acquisition and recruitment gained from the London and Sydney markets. She is dedicated to delivering business outcomes through HR solutions and is passionate about HR talent and the discipline as a whole. Her candidates and clients are at the centre of what she does and for her; the relationships built, the customer experience and a positive outcome is key. Harriet brings strong HR networks across financial and professional services and commerce and manages senior and executive appointments.

Liz Viola - Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Liz is completing a degree in Human Resources Management, and has an extensive background in customer service and management based roles. She has a keen interest in the HR industry, and is passionate about finding the right candidate for the right role. She recruits for entry level HR professionals across public and private sector, and prides herself in building and maintaining relationships with both clients and candidates.


Jenny Le - Team Coordinator Visit Linkedin Profile

Jenny supports the team in the Sydney office. Jenny enjoys learning from and working with the team in all aspects of recruitment as it is in her passion and strong interest to work in the HR industry. Jenny is in her final year at Macquarie University studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources.



MELBOURNE OFFICE – 03 8621 5700

Anita Vaughan – General Manager VIC Visit LinkedIn Profile

Anita Vaughan is back with energy and passion, having recently returned from maternity leave.  Anita partners with HR professionals and organisations to create a unique fit for achieving business and individual success.  With 12 years on the ground experience in both HR and Recruitment functions within commercial organisations, she has developed her ability to see, question and identify key distinctions that create great business and personal outcomes for both parties.  Her life long curiosity and knowledge of what drives, inspires and moves people, to create success for themselves and organisations, continues to give Anita an edge in what she does.

Andrew Paatsch – Consultant VIC Visit LinkedIn Profile

Andrew is a dedicated and forward thinking recruitment professional with many years of experience in both the Australian and European markets, having spent two and half years working in London. Andrew has the ability to draw upon his exposure to a number of different industries and markets, think outside the box and deliver innovative staffing solutions that regularly exceed clients’ expectations. He uses tried and tested recruitment processes which he has honed over his years as a professional recruiter. Andrew is currently specialising in the placement of permanent roles for senior HR professionals.

Roger Joseph – Visit LinkedIn Profile


Roger is an experienced consultant with over 13 years experience in the recruitment industry. Roger has successfully fulfilled the recruitment needs of clients in a broad range of industries including the not for profit, public sector, and private sectors within Victoria. Roger has a wide range of candidate and industry contacts, understands what Clients need from their staff and also knows the right questions to ask to make sure candidates are suitable for the job. Roger is currently specialising in the placement of senior HR professionals within the fixed term/contract space.


Tiffany Duong – Consultant Visit LinkedIn profile

Tiffany recruits for our entry to mid level HR Professionals across the public and private sectors, drawing from her 3 years of internal and external recruitment experience with Randstad within Banking and Finance and Business Support to work with up-and-coming talent in shaping their careers. Tiffany graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) in 2012 and continues to have a keen interest in people and their motivations. She takes pride in building honest relationships and providing expert advice to her candidates and clients. Tiffany loves meeting with both candidates and clients and matching the right candidate in the right job from temp, perm and fixed term opportunities.



Jana Moniez – Team Coordinator Visit LinkedIn profile


Jana is the Team Coordinator for Melbourne, providing support to the Melbourne and Brisbane offices whilst also coordinating and planning industry events. She draws on her 8 years of experience within hospitality and customer service to provide a tailored customer experience to both our candidates and clients. Jana originally commenced with HR Partners as an intern whilst studying her Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), and has now returned to further develop her HR career.

BRISBANE OFFICE – 07 3031 3291


Tim Newham - General Manager QLD  
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Tim opened the Brisbane office for HR Partners in 2004 and has steered the Brisbane operations into their market leading position for HR recruitment in Queensland.  Tim has in excess of 18 years of combined experience in the HR and Recruitment industries.  His career has seen him work in the UK, Ireland and his home town of Brisbane working for large, international recruitment firms in a variety of positions. Tim account manages some major national clients for HR Partners and actively recruits at the Executive level whilst managing the Queensland operations.

Daniela Goncalves – Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Daniela recruits across the HR, Training and Safety fields within the QLD region, utilising her management and relationship building skills to partner with her clients in the successful delivery of roles at all levels. Recruiting across both temporary and permanent positions and across all industry sectors, Daniela gets results by investing time with her clients to understand their business and culture as well as a candidates intrinsic motivations and career ambitions. Daniela acts as a true consultant to her client base, to provide not only recruitment support but value add services and advisory support.

Jessica O'Neill - Consultant Visit LinkedIn Profile

Jessica is a driven recruitment consultant that prides herself on building strong relationships with both her candidates and clients. She recruits for entry to mid level HR professionals across public and private sector, drawing on her previous recruitment experience in the Government space. Jessica graduated from a Bachelor of Business in 2015 and harnesses proven business and recruitment concepts in her work. Jessica prides herself on delivering customized staffing solutions to her clients in a timely manner.



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