Partnering with HR professionals across Australia and beyond for over 20 years, our experienced team provide the specialised service you come to expect from a boutique whilst harnessing the power of the world's largest recruitment agency.

the leadership team

Get introduced to our experienced team on the ground in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Parramatta and Macquarie Park.

  • david owens

    managing director

    David is the founder of the HR Partners brand 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.

  • jeannette lang

    general manager VIC/TAS/SA

    Jeannette has over 20 years experience as a senior HR leader.  With a strong network (nationally and internationally) of HR practitioners she is focussed on the placement of senior and executive HR professionals.

  • tim newham

    general manager QLD

    Tim has in excess of 24 years of combined experience in the HR and Recruitment industries. Tim manages some major national clients for HR Partners and actively recruits at the Executive level whilst managing the Queensland and Perth operations.

  • sophie tompsett

    general manager NSW

    Sophie has an outstanding reputation for delivering results with a high customer service focus and prides herself on her commercial, pragmatic and consultative approach with both clients and candidates. She plays a key role in supporting a number of senior search assignments across both the interim and permanent market space. 


  • melissa khouri

    executive manager - western sydney

    Melissa has over 10
    years’ experience across all areas of Executive Search, Sales, and Team Management. Melissa has worked
    with businesses nationally and internationally across many highly complex environments. She provides high level consultancy services in recruitment and strategy to her clients to ensure they appoint the right HR professional.

HR now event series

The HR Now virtual event series brings together the HR community and Australia’s leading industry experts to cover the most contemporary HR topics. 

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minimise disruption from COVID-19.

HR Partners' priority is to contain the spread of the virus by keeping all our staff, temporary workers and contractors as safe as possible whilst minimising disruption to businesses. Discover our continuity plan.

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our recruitment expertise

range of roles further capabilities
HR DirectorRemuneration & benefits
HR Business PartnerHR Information Systems
HR ManagerOrganisational development
HR Generalist Learning & development
HR Consultant Change management
HR Advisor Talent management
HR Officer Industrial relations
HR Coordinator Recruitment management
HR Administrator Workplace health and safety
HR Recruiter Salary expertise

HR salary survey

Specifically developed for Australian HR professionals to share salary and remuneration intelligence to help ascertain what people in the profession are really earning.

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2020 HR recruiter of the year.

HR Partners has been named HRD Top Recruiter of the Year in the HR category for the third time in a row. We are proud that it's votes from the profession that select the overall winners and would like to thank you for your support.

the winning formula

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our latest jobs

  • L&D Coordinator Melbourne CBD

    02/12/2021 Melbourne CBD, Victoria Permanent AU$ 80,000 - AU$ 81,000 per year

    L&D Coordinator Are you looking for your next job opportunity as a Learning and Development Coordinator based in the CBD ? I think I have the opportunity for you! You will ...

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  • HR Master Data Administrator Milton

    02/12/2021 Milton, Queensland Permanent AU$ 100,000 - AU$ 105,000 per year

    Global powerhouse in the industrials sector Play an integral role in the HR team and broader business City Fringe location This organisation has operated for in excess of 100 ...

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  • Human Resources Business Partner Scoresby

    01/12/2021 Scoresby, Victoria Permanent AU$ 140,000 - AU$ 150,000 per year

    An exciting opportunity has presented itself to join our growing client, a well known company in the building sector, in this ongoing HR Business Partner position. As an ...

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