meet the team at HR Partners.

The team assists HR professionals across all levels of seniority by sourcing permanent, fixed-term, and short-term contractors for specialist assignments and generalist roles.

meet our experts

  • 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 plays a pivotal role in overseeing and supporting senior search assignments. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the industry enable him to navigate the complexities of executive-level recruitment with precision and finesse.

  • tim newham

    general manager - QLD / WA

    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 operations.

  • melissa khouri

    general manager - western sydney

    Melissa has over 10 years of 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.

  • sophie ryan

    team leader - sydney

    Sophie is an experienced recruiter who is dedicated to her clients and most importantly her candidates. She has developed, promoted and executed HR recruitment strategies that attract top talent in an agency capacity and in-house, working with a range of industries. Sophie specialises in the senior HR market in Sydney. 

  • janet muncherji

    team leader - melbourne

    Janet has more than 20 Years of experience in the recruitment industry in both UK and Australia. She specialises in the senior HR market in Melbourne and is passionate about building strong, lasting client and candidate relationships.

  • cassandra baines

    senior consultant - western sydney

    Cassandra specialises in recruiting for talent in the Junior to Senior Market in Western Sydney. From her experience in Human Relations Consulting, she is able to build strong relationships and managing both client and candidate expectations.

  • gemma cooper

    senior consultant - melbourne

    Gemma specialises in the mid to senior-level HR market in Melbourne. She covers temporary and permanent roles as well as fixed-term contracts. Gemma is known for building and maintaining strong relationships with both her candidates and clients and prides herself on her exceptional customer service.

  • charlotte prior

    senior consultant - sydney

    Charlotte is an enthusiastic consultant focusing on entry and mid-level HR roles across the Sydney metro area. She is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer service experience and creating a seamless match between her clients and candidates.

  • penni fry

    senior consultant - perth

    Penni, is an experienced HR Professional with 20 years’ experience gained in the HR field in contract and permanent roles. She has a broad network across industries such as mining and resources, transport, government and not-for-profit sectors. 

  • lilia doering

    consultant - brisbane

    Lilia recruits in the mid-level HR space in Brisbane. With a deep understanding of the local job market, Lilia specialises in sourcing top talent for a wide range of HR positions. Known for her proactive approach and meticulous attention to detail, Lilia is committed to finding the perfect fit for both candidates and clients.

  • belinda houghton

    consultant - western sydney

    Belinda is a recruitment specialist focusing on mid-level HR roles across Western Sydney. Her unique strength lies in her ability to establish genuine connections with both clients and candidates, employing a personable methodology to identify exceptional talent and foster enduring relationships.

  • lisa duffield

    consultant - adelaide

    Lisa is a consultant specialising in the junior to mid-level HR market. Her passion lies in connecting, empowering and growing people and she is an advocate for value-based leadership. Lisa also prides herself on her ability to connect great companies with great talent.

  • joanne eng

    consultant - brisbane

    Joanne is a passionate and dedicated consultant specialising in Junior to Senior HR roles in Queensland. With a background in Masters of Counselling Psychology, her expertise allows her to identify talent and represent candidates and clients to a high standard while creating trust and connections.

  • celine abi-haila

    consultant - melbourne

    Celine focuses on the junior to mid-level HR market across Government, ASX-listed and privately owned companies across a range of sectors. She takes a personable approach to finding top talent and creating long-lasting relationships.

  • ciara goggin

    consultant - sydney

    Ciara is part of our Sydney team and focuses on entry and mid-level HR roles across the Sydney CBD area. Ciara is committed to delivering an exceptional customer service experience and ensuring a seamless match between her clients and candidates.

  • nazia khaleque

    consultant - melbourne

    Nazia recruits in the Melbourne junior to mid-level HR market and prides herself on building strong relationships with both her candidates and clients alike. Her recruitment style is operating with kindness and being solutions focused.

  • annie hunt

    consultant - sydney

    Annie specialises in the mid to senior-level HR market. Annie’s strengths lie in relationship building both client and candidate alike. An astute problem solver Annie prides herself in her consultative approach and is results driven. Annie covers permanent, fixed-term and temporary positions in Sydney.

  • hayden wadsworth

    consultant - brisbane

    Hayden is part of our Brisbane team and recruits in the junior to mid-level HR space. He prides himself on maintaining strong relationships and brings a holistic approach to the procurement process. 

  • bridget collins

    consultant - brisbane

    Bridget is part of our Brisbane team and has a proven track record of delivering high-quality candidates and ensuring customer satisfaction across the private and public sectors. She describes herself as passionate about helping candidates find their ideal career opportunities and supporting them throughout their journey. 

  • rachel darcy

    consultant - western sydney

    Rachel is a dedicated consultant specialising in junior-mid HR roles throughout Western Sydney. With an educational background in Psychology, she brings a sophisticated understanding of human behaviour to her work, fostering strong connections with both clients and candidates. 

  • celeste rowan

    brand lead / executive assistant to managing director

    Celeste is the marketing and events strategist for HR Partners across Australia. Her multifaceted role includes supporting the HRP Managing Director and management teams. She prides herself on creativity and efficiency – delivering projects with a smile.