sydney HR Partners team.

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meet our sydney 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 substantial role in supporting senior search assignments.

  • 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 looks after the Senior HR interim market. 

  • harriet barclay

    executive principal consultant

    Harriet Barclay has 10 years of HR specialist recruitment experience, across the London and Australian market where she has worked since 2013. She specialises in the senior and executive HR market across all industry sectors.



  • sophie ryan

    principal consultant

    Sophie 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. 


  • kayla lee hoye

    principal consultant

    Kayla is an experienced recruitment professional offering unique expertise; having worked in both internal and external HR teams over the past nine years. 


  • shirley dietvorst


    Shirley is a dedicated young professional with international experience in recruitment. She is always one step ahead on what is happening in the HR market. 

  • james hunt


    James has experience recruiting within the professional services and non-for profit industries as well as various private equity companies, priding himself on customer service. 

  • belinda houghton


    Belinda is a very personable consultant focusing on the entry and mid-level HR roles. She prides herself on her ability to grow long term relationships with her candidates and clients.


  • celeste rowan

    brand advisor / EA to MD

    Celeste manages all marketing and branding initiatives, strategies and events on a national level. She also supports the Managing Director and management teams.