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 18 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 operations.

  • stephanie patoka

    general manager NSW

    Stephanie has a depth of knowledge and expertise in the recruitment and selection of HR professionals built over more than a decade of experience within Australia and abroad. She recruits in the senior HR interim market alongside Sophie Tompsett. 

  • 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. 

  • melissa khouri

    executive manager - western sydney

    Melissa has successfully built a solid network of HR professionals within the market where she is very in touch with both the passive and active candidate pool. She manages the Western Sydney offices. 

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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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

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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our latest jobs

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist Mulgrave

    22/04/2021 Mulgrave, Victoria Temporary AU$ 40.00 - AU$ 45.00 per hour

    3 month contract, $40-$45 per hour + super Conveniently located in the South East Excellent opportunity to work with a supportive Talent Leader An exciting new opportunity is ...

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  • Content Development Specialist - ASQA Brisbane

    21/04/2021 Brisbane, Queensland Contract AU$ 50.00 - AU$ 51.00 per hour

    Our client in the public sector is currently looking for an experienced Assessment Specialist to partner with them in this position. Partnering closely with subject matter experts ...

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  • HR Generalist / Team Lead Browns Plains

    20/04/2021 Browns Plains, Queensland Permanent AU$ 90,000 - AU$ 100,000 per year

    Growing 90 FTE Health organisation with 150 contractors Leadership responsibilities for HR and payroll South Brisbane location with immediate start option As an independent ...

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