Meet the Executive Search team

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 Bernhardt

Craig Bernhardt

Managing Director - Executive Search

0408 699 125‬

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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.

Experience

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.


Cameron Eustice

Cameron Eustice

Managing Director - Executive Search

0412 338 599‬

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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.

Experience

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.


Gareth Whalley

Gareth Whalley

Managing Director - Executive Search

0406 111 174‬

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Gareth Whalley first joined Robert Half in 2006 after working with Ernst & Young and Viacom in London and around the world. During his 12 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.


Patrick McKinney

Patrick McKinney

Managing Director - Executive Search

0478 881 180‬

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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.

Experience

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.


Dean McIver

Dean McIver

Managing Director - Executive Search

0412 567 552‬

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Dean McIver is a Managing Director for Robert Half Executive Search. As Managing Director Dean has established a strong track record of developing relationships and delivering tailored search solutions around C-Suite, Executive, Director and Board Level appointments across all industry sectors for ASX, Multinationals and SME’s across the Melbourne and International market to meet his clients’ needs. Dean strives to understand an organisations’ culture and environment to ensure his clients build superior leadership teams so that they can create sustainable and competitive advantages in their respective markets.

Experience

Dean completed a Bachelor of Economics, working for several years within the Financial Service and Hospitality sectors both domestically and internationally before joining the Australian Defence Force. Upon leaving the ADF, Dean commenced his recruitment career in 2005 carving out a strong reputation recruiting within the Accounting and Finance Sector. Before joining the team at Robert Half Executive Search, Dean gained experience working for both large listed multinational and boutique recruitment organisations before running his own recruitment company for 6 years.


Jonathan Whitaker

Jonathan Whitaker

Managing Director - Executive Search

+64‬ 27 327 6625

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Jonathan is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search which specialises in the retained search and placement of executive-level financial officers (CFOs/FD’s); information technology, sales and marketing, legal and human resources professionals; as well as COOs and CEOs, in growth-oriented, small- to medium-sized businesses. His client portfolio spans Financial Services, Logistics, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Retail, FMCG, Real Estate and Professional Services firms. Jonathan works as a business partner for a range of local and international organisations.

Experience

Jonathan has worked in Hong Kong and New Zealand for over ten years delivering on senior-level assignments across several industries. Previous to working for Robert Half Jonathan managed the senior finance recruitment team for a leading FTSE-listed recruitment consultancy. During that time Jonathan has developed many successful relationships with various organisations.


Jennifer Andres

Jennifer Andres

Senior Associate - Executive Search

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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.

Experience

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.


Lindsay Steniour

Lindsay Steinour

Associate - Executive Search

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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.

Experience

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.


Sam Horwitz

Sam Horwitz

Associate - Executive Search

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Sam Horwitz is an Associate with Robert Half Executive Search. He 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, Sam conducts searches throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Sam brings together a national network of contacts that he utilises on each engagement, in conjunction with contemporary and diverse sourcing methods. His transparent and collaborative approach, customer centric mentality and project management skills are key features that he brings to every client and candidate interaction.

Experience

Sam completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Bond University and began his recruitment career at Michael Page International in Sydney, where he specialised in placing finance and accounting staff in 2006. He later joined a boutique executive recruiter, and then Talent2 where he worked in the Executive Search practice sourcing candidates throughout Asia Pacific. With over ten years recruitment and sourcing experience, Sam can add true value to your leadership team builds.


Iana Potrimba

Iana Potrimba

Associate - Executive Search

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Iana Potrimba 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 Sydney office, I support the Managing Directors in conducting searches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Experience

Iana entered the executive search industry in 2013, and before joining Robert Half Executive Search, she has been a Research Associate for a leading international Executive Search firm focused on finding Top and Middle Management roles for clients across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. Her background covers industries from consumer goods, logistics and transport, real estate, FMCG, agriculture, pharma, insurance and banking.


Kaelene Farquhar

Kaelene Farquhar

Coordinator - Executive Search

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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.

Experience

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.