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

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0408 699 125‬

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

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0412 338 599‬

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

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0406 111 174‬

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.


Sam Branigan

Sam Branigan

Principal
Executive Search

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0402 665 950

Sam Branigan is a Principal with Robert Half Executive Search and specialises in C-Suite retained search engagements across a range of industries and functional areas. His clients include ASX 200-listed companies, multinationals, emerging SME growth companies, Private Equity firms and privately-owned enterprises. His portfolio spans financial services, healthcare, consumer products, retail, real estate, professional services, energy and utilities. Recently he worked across a number of different business units for a major Australian utility company, with assets spanning across electricity, gas distribution and gas transmission. Sam's initial role covered the full breadth of strategy management, from ideation and development, through to execution and appraisal. He prided himself on working closely with internal stakeholders to ensure that their individual business plans were effectively aligned with that of the wider organisation. More recently he was in a customer-facing role, assisting major commercial and industrial companies, and Government authorities, to both connect and gain access to the distribution network.

Prior to this, Sam was a management consultant predominantly working on finance transformations in the financial services industry with both major banks and boutique lenders. Additionally, he has also provided consulting services to companies in the hospitality, utilities and infrastructure industries where he improved processes, built cash flow management tools and assisted with tender response assessment.


Kate Wheeler

Kate Wheeler

Senior Associate
Executive Search

Email: [email protected]

Kate Wheeler is a Senior Associate with Robert Half Executive Search and has over six years’ experience engaging with clients and candidates at C-suite and Board level across all sectors. Her past placements include CEOs, COOs, GMs, Chairmen and NEDs across industries including healthcare, sport, mining, financial services, energy and infrastructure.

Before entering executive search, Kate worked in Board, governance and strategy consulting. Understanding a client’s strategic direction, alongside the cultural leadership style required to drive performance, is central to her approach to finding the best candidates. Kate is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MSc Psychology and BA (Hons).


Jennifer Andres

Jennifer Andres

Senior Associate
Executive Search

Email: [email protected]

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

Email: [email protected]

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.


Iana Potrimba

Iana Potrimba

Associate
Executive Search

Email: [email protected]

Iana 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, she supports the Managing Directors in conducting searches throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Before emigrating to Australia, Iana was a Research Associate for a leading international Executive Search firm focused on finding top talent for clients across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. Her background covers industries from consumer goods, logistics and transport, consulting and real estate, FMCG, agriculture, insurance, banking, pharmaceutical field and manufacturing industries.


Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson

Associate
Executive Search

Email: [email protected]

As an Associate with Robert Half Executive Search, Emma specialises in attracting and vetting senior level executives for C-suite and functional management positions across a variety of industry sectors including financial management, technology, operations, sales and marketing, healthcare, legal and human resources.

Based in the Sydney office, Emma assists our Managing Directors in conducting searches throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Emma’s collaborative approach sees her engaging with other Robert Half practices on cross divisional mandates, whilst leading research strategy, role specification, and candidate development and engagement.

Experience

Emma joined Robert Half in 2012, specialising in Finance and Accounting recruitment, and was promoted within a year to manage and develop a team of 5 Consultants. With almost 10 years’ experience in the Sydney market, Emma has a proven history of cultivating strong business relationships, which coupled with her consultative and collaborative approach has developed her reputation as a trusted advisor to both her clients and candidates.

In her role of Associate Emma is involved in the formulation of search strategy, attracting and vetting candidates, relationship management, developing role specifications, and mapping the market from scratch for each search engagement.

Personal and Professional Activities

Emma has been involved in several charitable organisations, competing in the Great Adventure Challenge raising money for the Starlight Foundation, organising fundraisers for Dress for Success and The Cancer Institute, and has her Bronze medallion in Surf Life Saving.

Emma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology focusing on Organisational Psychology.