Robert Half's team of expert recruitment specialists are passionate about helping companies build superior leadership teams that help enable profitability and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Read more below about our Executive Search experts:
Craig specialises in C-Suite and senior-level retained search engagements across a range of industries and functional areas. His clients include Private Equity firms, Family Owned businesses, ASX 200 entities and many emerging to middle-market growth companies in the financial services, insurance, technology, consumer products, entertainment, real estate and professional services industries.
Throughout his career as a human capital and talent acquisition expert, Craig has earned a global reputation for discretion, effectiveness and excellence in executive search and assessment. He takes pride in gaining an in-depth understanding of the needs of both his clients and candidates in order to facilitate successful, high quality matches. With a bespoke approach to every search, Craig’s goal is to ensure his clients build superior leadership teams thus enabling them to create sustainable and competitive advantages in their respective markets. With a proven track-record of placing senior finance professionals in a variety of sectors, Craig has cultivated a deep understanding of cultural nuances within the organisations he has dealt with over the years.
With almost 18 years experience, Craig first joined Robert Half in London in 1999 and spent many years in Senior Leadership roles with the business in both London and Sydney within the firm’s Finance Practice. In 2010 Craig launched his own Sydney based recruitment firm specialising in the Senior Finance Leadership space. During that time Craig developed many successful relationships with various senior Stakeholders within the Australian marketplace.
Gareth Whalley first joined Robert Half in 2006 after working with Ernst & Young and Viacom in London and around the world. During his 14 years with the company, he has excelled in his role delivering exceptional quality of service and expertise. His speciality lies in C-Suite and senior-level retained search engagements across a range of industries and functional areas, with clients from across Private Equity firms, Family Owned Businesses, ASX 200 entities and many emerging to middle-market growth companies in the Financial Services, Infrastructure, Technology, Consumer Products, Entertainment, Real Estate and Professional Services industries.
Throughout his career as a human capital and talent acquisition expert, Gareth has earned a global reputation for discretion, effectiveness and excellence in executive search and assessment. Taking pride in gaining an in-depth understanding of the needs of both his clients and candidates, he continues to facilitate successful, high-quality matches.
With a bespoke approach to every search, Gareth's goal is to ensure his clients build superior leadership teams so that they can create sustainable and competitive advantages in their respective markets. With a proven track record of placing senior professionals in a variety of businesses, Gareth can quickly gain a deep understanding of an organisation's culture.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in London, Gareth joined Viacom in an International Business Process Audit role. In 2006, Gareth joined Robert Half in Sydney and has spent the past 14 years specialising in senior placements across a variety of functions and industries.
Cameron specialises in C-Suite retained search engagements across a range of industries and functional areas. Cameron’s clients include ASX Top 200 and Multinationals, emerging SME growth companies, private equity firms and privately owned enterprises. His client portfolio spans Financial Services, Retail, FMCG, Healthcare, Industrial, Technology, Consumer Products, Entertainment, Real Estate and Professional Services industries.
Cameron builds superior leadership teams for his clients, providing executive talent for sustainable competitive advantage in their respective markets. His commercial mindset and commitment to collaborative client partnerships is paramount whilst delivering discretion and excellence throughout each executive search.
With a competency and emotional intelligence (EQ) search approach, Cameron gains an in-depth understanding of both his clients and candidates needs, facilitating high quality search processes.
Based in the Melbourne office, Cameron conducts searches throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific regions.
Cameron has managed C-suite appointments for Robert Half in Australia over the past decade.
Prior to joining Robert Half, Cameron has held senior commercial finance leadership roles with listed multinational firms EDS and ExxonMobil. Within these roles he has worked in Melbourne and throughout Asia Pacific, including leading an offshoring programme to India.
Previously, Cameron worked at Ernst & Young, consulting within the Assurance Practice across the Technology, Communications, Property and Industrial market sectors.
Cameron earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne and has been a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAA) since 2001. Cameron is also an active Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Patrick specialises in retained searches for C-suite and senior managerial engagements across a broad spectrum of market sectors. Patrick’s client base encompasses a comprehensive range of industries including healthcare, higher education, manufacturing and technology organisations and he has worked with many emerging technology and start-up firms. With a client base diverse in size and type, Patrick has extensive experience working with privately-owned family businesses through to ASX 200 and multinational entities.
Patrick has over fifteen years of experience in the recruitment and search sectors, both in Melbourne and the UK. Having held senior management roles within Robert Half, he is someone who believes in the importance of developing a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the needs of his clients to deliver the best appointment. Patrick is passionate about business transformation and organisational change and has been instrumental in aiding many companies through a transitive phase in their history by sourcing the best leaders in the market.
Patrick’s approach focuses on developing a deep understanding of his clients’ requirements as well as prioritising his comprehension of company cultures and values to ensure these are aligned with every new appointment.
Senior Associate - Executive Search
Jennifer Andres specialises in sourcing and placing executive leaders and senior level specialists across multiple industry sectors including financial management, sales and marketing, operations, technology, healthcare, legal and human resources.
Based in the Sydney office and assisting our Managing Directors, Jennifer conducts searches throughout Asia Pacific region.
Jennifer’s consultative and collaborative approach, attention to detail and proven business processes are what make her a trusted advisor to her clients and candidates alike.
With almost 20 years experience, Jennifer joined the Finance Practice in London in 1997. Since then Jennifer has embarked on a distinguished career with Robert Half in various operational and management roles both in London and Sydney and as such is well versed in every aspect of the Robert Half business. Jennifer has acquired a strong network of contacts throughout her career and her extensive market knowledge and project management skills ensure she conducts her search engagements from start to finish seamlessly.
Personal and Professional Activities
Jennifer has been involved with several organisations, volunteering with the Frenchs Forest Lions club collecting door to door for Kids with Cancer. She also participates in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, Cancer Council Australia's most popular fundraising event as well as the Share the Dignity ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign, a charity dedicated to helping homeless women and victims of domestic violence.
Jennifer graduated from Aston University, England with a Bachelors of Science in International Business and French.
Senior Associate - Executive Search
Lindsay Steinour is an Associate for Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in sourcing and placing C-suite and senior level executives across multiple industry sectors including financial management, sales and marketing, operations, technology, healthcare, legal and human resources. Based in the Melbourne office, Lindsay supports the Managing Directors in conducting searches throughout Australia. Lindsay prides herself on her thorough and consultative approach in understanding the needs and priorities of clients, as well as the expertise and aspirations of candidates, in order to make a successful match for both parties.
Lindsay completed a BS in Accounting at Elon University, and began her career in tax advisory with PwC, where she specialised in expatriate tax planning and compliance for senior executives of multi-national corporations in a wide range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and professional services. She first joined Robert Half in Philadelphia, where she specialised in accounting and finance searches. Lindsay progressed with her recruiting career with a boutique accounting and finance search firm before emigrating to Australia.
Associate - Executive Search
Claire is an Associate for Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in sourcing and placing C-suite and senior level executives across multiple industry sectors including financial management, sales and marketing, operations, technology, healthcare, legal and human resources. Based in the Brisbane office, Claire supports the Managing Directors in conducting searches throughout Australia predominantly.. Claire’s attention to detail, open and honest consultative approach and desire for an excellent experience for both candidate and client are contributing factors to her continued success.
Claire’s recruitment career spans over 25 years and saw her working with Robert Half in London in 2000 and has recently re-joined and working again with some of her original teammates. Claire has worked in both internal and external recruitment for blue chip and boutique organisations and has also worked in managerial and start-up roles. With a family of her own and having had a very fortunate upbringing, Claire is passionate about improving the mental health and wellbeing of the youth of today and recently completed a 20 week voluntary mentoring program at a Brisbane high school through Raise Australia.
Research Associate - Executive Search
Ryan Marchant is a Research Associate specialising in both research and sourcing for executive and senior level leadership positions across multiple industries financial management, sales and marketing, operations, technology, healthcare, legal and human resources. Based in the Sydney Office, Ryan supports the Associates and Managing Directors to conduct searches throughout Asia Pacific. Ryan’s detailed and methodical approach to each search make him a trusted advisor for both clients and candidates.
Ryan joined Robert Half Sydney in 2018 in the Management Resources Division specialising in senior finance & accounting roles for temporary and contract engagements. His persistent and detailed approach to each search made him well known for placing hard to fill positions.
Coordinator - Executive Search
Kaelene Farquhar is the Executive Search Coordinator for Robert Half Executive Search Australia. Based in the Sydney office, she supports a dynamic, results-oriented team specialising in C-Suite, Executive, Director and Board level assignments.
Kaelene has been a member of the Robert Half Executive Search AUS team since 2019. Her broad administrative experience allows for the professional and efficient processing of quality client and candidate reports for the executive search teams across Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand.
Personal and professional activities
Throughout her career, Kaelene has always enjoyed client interaction and focused on ensuring the best possible customer experience is always achieved. Her experience across all administrative functions including accounting, payroll, human resources, marketing and people management set the foundation for a highly collaborative approach across teams and clients.