David Owens - Managing Director

 

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. In 2014, HR Partners was acquired by Randstad and David is an integral member of the Randstad Leadership Team, playing 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

 

Stephanie Patoka has more than 13 years of recruitment experience, and has worked for HR Partners for the past 10 years as a specialist HR recruiter. She started her HR recruitment career in London with Digby Morgan UK, before transferring to our Sydney office where she has been for the past 8 years. She specialises in executive level search and has a breadth of experience partnering with clients in a full range of industries. Stephanie has a very personal professional approach and prides herself on delivering an exceptional service to her candidates and clients.

Harriet Barclay - Principal Consultant


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.

Sophie Tompsett - Principal Consultant

Sophie is a seasoned recruitment professional with over 9 years experience working both in HR agency recruitment and in house talent teams for global tech and banking firms. She has been lucky enough to have worked both abroad in London and Sydney and now specialises in senior and executive level HR appointments. Sophie has a consultative and personable style and loves building engaging and meaningful relationships with her clients and candidates, ultimately priding herself on delivering exceptional customer service to everyone she interacts with.

Carla Wilkinson - Senior Consultant

 

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 - Senior Consultant

 

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.

Sarah Shore - Consultant

​​Sarah has experience recruiting within FMCG and construction industries in Newcastle. Moving to Sydney in April 2016 she began recruiting within professional services, banking and finance, education, aviation, infrastructure, and energy and utilities industries. She enjoys creating relationships with her clients and candidates and is passionate about providing them with an exceptional service and finding the best employment fit for clients and candidates alike. Sarah will be managing temporary and fixed term contract mid level roles.

Josephine Hendy - Consultant

​After graduating with a Bachelor of Business, Josephine started her career in the Recruitment industry with Randstad Education where she managed a high volume temporary desk for over three years. She prides herself on her great customer service skills and attention to detail. Josephine will be managing the Government sector, focusing on entry to mid level contract and permanent roles

Shirley Dietvorst - Consultant

Shirley is a dedicated young professional all the way from the Netherlands, where she worked for Randstad for 3.5 years in both recruitment and business development. She has a degree in Business and Management where she has learned a lot on cultural behaviours. Nowadays she uses this knowledge to make the best cultural fit between clients and candidates. She believes this can best be achieved when there is a strong long term relationship with both parties. At HR Partners in Sydney she is managing the permanent, temporary and contract roles in entry and mid level together with Carla.

Celeste Rowan - Executive Assistant


Annabel support's Managing Director David Owens as well as our Melbourne and Brisbane Directors on all levels of executive and marketing support. Celeste is in charge of marketing initiatives and strategies for HR Partners focusing on the online digital marketing space as well as coordinating our Executive HR Network Group events.

Celeste comes from a marketing and public relations background in the recruitment and technology sector.

Christine Bransdon - Team Coordinator / Resourcer

 

Christine supports the team in the Sydney office. Having previously undertaken administrative support roles in the public sector, she is now enjoying supporting the HR Partners team in all aspects of recruitment.

contact details

Level 5, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney
T: 02 9019 1600