sydney HR Partners team.

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our team

  • 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.

  • Stephanie Patoka - General Manager NSW 

    Stephanie Patoka has more than 13 years of recruitment experience. She specialises in executive level search and has a breadth of experience partnering with clients in a full range of industries.

  • Harriet Barclay - Principal Consultant 

    Harriet has extensive experience within HR Talent Acquisition and recruitment gained from the London and Sydney markets. She brings strong HR networks across financial and professional services and commerce and manages senior and executive appointments.

  • Sophie Ryan - Principal Consultant  

    Sophie is a highly experienced HR recruitment specialist. 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 including private, state and federal government, not for profit and higher education.

  • Kayla Lee Hoye - Senior Consultant

    Kayla is an experienced recruitment professional offering unique expertise; having worked in both internal and external HR teams over the past nine years. She manages mid to senior level appointments. 

  • Shirley Dietvorst - Consultant

    Shirley is a dedicated young professional with international experience in recruitment. Having a big HR network in Sydney she is always one step ahead on what is happening in the HR market. She manages permanent, temporary and contract roles in entry and mid level.

  • James Hunt - Consultant

    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, he looks after temporary and permanent roles at the entry to mid level of the Sydney HR market. 


  • 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. 

  • Azaria Khan - Team Coordinator 

    Azaria supports the HR Partners team in the Sydney office. Having previously completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Human resources she now enjoys supporting HR Partners in all aspects of recruitment.