+61 (0) 411 510 331
Sean is co-founder and joint Managing Director of Oceans Group with over 18 years of domestic and international experience. He plays an active role in the delivery of the firms most strategic and senior assignments as well guiding the continued growth, cultural development and ongoing success of Oceans Group.
Sean leads the Technology, Telecoms & Digital Industry Practice as well the engagements functionally within the Marketing, Communications and Innovation, Sales, Digital and Big Data domains across industry sectors which include Energy, Utilities, Professional Services, Retail/eCommerce and Consumer Goods.
Sean has worked with Multi-national, Mid-caps and emerging early stage companies. His speciality is helping identify executive leadership talent to address the disruptive forces at play in the modern day corporation. Sean’s broad functional knowledge, diverse industry experience and extensive networks brings a unique perspective in delivering Executive Search assignments in a transformation and change driven digital age.
+61 (02) 9037 1856
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Andrew hails from Yorkshire and is co-founder and joint Managing Director of Oceans Group with over 15 years of domestic and international experience. He is responsible for the leadership and development of the Oceans Group business ensuring its reputation, delivery and business model remains best in class
Andrew leads the Banking & Financial Services practice and provides oversight of the broader corporate services functional specialisations. He remains very active in the delivery of critical & complex senior mandates for organisations ranging from large multinational brands to dynamic start up and boutiques.
Andrew focuses on CXO, General Management, Corporate Services and functional Leadership appointments drawing on his extensive track record and industry networks. He also brings a deep knowledge of the Risk Management and Compliance community across Asia Pacific having navigated this market for many years.
Prior to Establishing Oceans Group, Andrew spent 8 years with an Australian based Executive Search firm. He completed his Law Degree in the UK and initially worked for a global recruitment brand in London before settling in Australia in 1999.
Director of Client Services
+61 (02) 9037 1859
+61 (0) 412 622 411
Practice Director - Human Resources
+61 (02) 9873 0026
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Michael brings over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of Talent Acquisition and Human Capital consulting as well as managing businesses in Australia and the UK.
He is a visible figure in the HR talent acquisition arena and has built a global reputation in his field. He leads the Human Resources Practice at Oceans Group to provide greater value and deeper engagement with the HR leadership community, a very pivotal function in many of our key clients.
Michael has an impressive track record across many sectors including banking, commerce and industry and public sector. He truly understands and is passionate about how people can transform the success of any organisation, and the important strategic role the HR function has in this.
Over the years he has been mandated on assignments across many of the key HR functions ranging from Executive HR leadership roles, Compensation & Benefits, Organisational Development, In-house Talent Acquisition, HR Shared Service Heads, Workforce Analytics, Employee Relations and HR Systems experts.
Michael holds a degree in Hotel Management which has always given him a strong customer care ethos.
Outside of HR executive search Michael runs sprint triathlons (which says a lot about his character!) and is a Master Diver with PADI.
Practice Leader - Finance and Corporate Services
+61 (02) 9037 1852
+61 (0) 421 617 211
Vanessa leads Oceans Group’s Corporate Services Practice, delivering mid-to-senior & Executive appointments across a range of industry sectors including Financial Services, Commerce & Industry, Public Sector and the ICT & Digital markets.
Leveraging experience and networks built over many years, Vanessa focusses on Corporate Services appointments with a specialist focus on senior and leadership roles in Finance and related corporate support areas including procurement and operations.
A KPMG trained Chartered Accountant; Vanessa moved into Executive Recruitment thirteen years ago. She has leveraged her hands on industry knowledge to identify and select outstanding leaders for a demanding blue chip client base both here in Australia and across Asia. Clients look to Vanessa to provide deep insight into the trends and movements in the talent landscape. Her professional background enables her to offer empathy and valuable input into key talent acquisition needs.
Vanessa's personal and passionate approach enables her to understand and effectively engage with relevant and high demand talent communities. She brings deep subject matter expertise and understanding of contemporary finance and corporate support functions.
Practice Leader - Risk and Compliance
+61 (02) 9873 0038
Jack leads Oceans Group’s Risk and Compliance practice, delivering senior appointments across a range of industry sectors including Financial Services, Public Sector, Corporate and Consulting.
An extensive international network was fostered over 8 years working for a boutique executive search firm based in London, which saw him delivering on multiple appointments globally, including the UK, Central Europe, New York, Asia and India. This experience saw him partnering financial services institutions and large consulting firms to help attract, hire and retain executive talent across Risk Management, Compliance, Regulatory Change & Transformation and Business Management.
His knowledgeable approach, along with a local and international network allows him to access a broad range of talent for his clients, putting him in a unique position to advise on talent acquisition and industry trends from the wider market.
Practice Leader - Digital, Marketing and Technology
+61 (02) 9037 1865
+61 (0) 414 563 479
Andrew manages the Technology Practice for Oceans Group drawing on over 14 years of domestic and international recruitment experience. Andrew delivers Executive Search & Selection for mid to senior & executive level leadership and specialist technology appointments across Commercial IT Departments and IT Vendors and offers a genuine understanding of the related talent pools and markets.
Prior to joining Oceans Group, Andrew ran a boutique specialist Technology recruitment business for 10 years where he partnered clients in IT & Telco, Commerce & Industry and Banking & Finance. Andrew's early corporate career in London and Sydney included PWC as a Chartered Accountant and Sales Leadership roles for Telstra.
Practice Leader - Technology
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As a Practice Lead in Technology, Charles role is to build an experienced team of professionals focused on providing business leaders and their senior management teams with a range of creative candidate sourcing services. Charles helps technology professionals realize their career goals and assist businesses of all sizes meet their corporate aspirations.
Since 1999 Charles has delivered career advice to 1000's of super-talented technology professionals and provided recruitment solutions to 100's of businesses ranging from long established multi-nationals with tens of thousands of employees down to highly innovative tech start ups, working directly with the founders to build out their leadership teams.
Charles is open to having career discussions with professionals from all areas of the technology space, especially those with expert level knowledge and experience of IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Executive leadership (CIO/CTO/CISO), Digital Technology, Cyber Security, Big Data and Data Science.
Fundamentally, Charles is looking to build strong business relationships with engaging, innovative technology professionals who have interesting and engaging career stories to tell.
If you are a client looking to engage a true market expert, or a candidate looking to have a meaningful career discussion and benefit from access to his valuable networks, Charles would welcome the opportunity to assist.
Practice Leader - Insurance and Financial Services
+61 (02) 9873 0010
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Shane leads the Insurance Practice for Oceans Group and brings over 10 years’ experience within the sector having worked for leading specialist boutique firms embedded within the Life, General and Health insurance markets. He is adept at delivering mid to senior & executive level assignments with a track record of servicing many blue chip national and international financial services & insurance groups.
Shane is known within the industry for having a strong technical understanding and market reach across claims, underwriting, product, distribution and senior operational management roles. His knowledge enables him to identify and secure these hard to find profiles from both the local and overseas markets.
Prior to joining Oceans Group, Shane worked for a boutique international Search Firm and before this he held the role of Divisional Manager for a national Financial services recruitment business for six years.
Principal Consultant - Legal
+61 (02) 9873 0017
Ciara is a Principal Consultant at Oceans Group working with a range of clients on Insurance, Legal and Corporate Governance positions. Ciara has a strong track record delivering mid to senior level assignments across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. She also has 6 years’ previous legal experience in private practice and in-house.
Ciara offers a flexible approach, covering retained search, market mapping, salary benchmarking, contingent selection, and interim contract solutions. She also offers a sensible and genuine approach to assisting people with their next career move.
Ciara’s legal background, recruitment and search track record and her ability to build strong and credible relationships, places her in a unique position to effectively assist both candidates and clients.
Principal Consultant - Projects,Transformation, Change and Customer Experience
+61 (02) 9037 1864
+61 (0) 407 048 126
Pip has over 13 years’ experience delivering Search & Selection engagements for blue chip, fast growing customers across Financial Services, Professional Services, Commerce & Industry.
With an excellent track record in delivering outcomes, Pip has built a trusted network of talent in the areas of her specialisation. Pip is a specialist in management consulting and change management where she supports Business Analyst, Project Managers and Change Mangers find their next appointment and build out their subsequent teams
Principal Consultant - Engineering and Operations
+61 (02) 9037 1824
+61 (0) 431 943 678
Richard is Principal Consultant within the Public sector team. His career in recruitment started in 2012 and he brings an extensive track record of end to end delivery for critical recruitment assignments.
He has built a reputation as a trusted recruitment advisor to various National and International businesses within the Engineering and Manufacturing space. Richard is able to identify talent to facilitate significant change programmes in order for businesses to prosper within a highly demanding climate.
Prior to his time in recruitment, Richard completed a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University, and had several roles of significant responsibility within Industrial and FMCG manufacturing in the UK, including shift maintenance management of a 24x7 glass manufacturing plant, and managing teams of up to 70 individuals within a fast paced, highly regulated FMCG business.
With an Engineering, Operational management and recruitment background, he brings a unique understanding to a client’s business and its talent requirements. His depth of knowledge and understanding of the technological, managerial and commercial aspects of Engineering and Operational management contribute to sourcing successful candidates within these environments. This unique mix makes Richard a beneficial partner for organisations that value high calibre talent and see this as a key element to their continuing success.
Principal Consultant Infrastructure and Construction
+61 (02) 9873 0021
+61 (0) 431 798 783
Michael specialises in delivering outcomes with a focus on project specific technical specialists including but not limited to Project Directors, Project Management, Contract Administration, Project Engineering, Quality, Safety, Services andSite Management.
Principal Consultant Infrastructure and Construction
+61 (02) 9037 1860
+61 (0) 466 220 920
Clare’s Executive Search career spans two decades. Originally from the UK, she has built a reputation for delivering on challenging projects within candidate-driven sectors across the world. As a Principal Consultant at Oceans Group, she specialises in recruiting for senior roles within project teams for the Australian Infrastructure and Construction sectors.
Clare is a Masters graduate in International Commercial Law and a qualified executive career coach and mentor. Her career coaching and mentoring experience, combined with her passion for people, business acumen and naturally inquisitive nature, make her a trusted recruitment partner to those she works with.
+61 (02) 9873 0008
Kate joined Oceans Group in 2016 and is an Associate focused on strategic talent sourcing & acquisition with experience in Executive Search and Search & Selection Recruitment. Prior to that, her experience was in recruitment in Corporate and Institutional Banking with a Relationship Management and Risk Management focus.
During her tenure with Oceans Group she has been responsible for executing numerous and varied assignments across the Corporate Services and Project Management portoflios.
Kate brings a deep understanding of the executive search methodology and a passion for applying innovative search strategies to the executive search process and talent pooling, utilising both traditional search methodologies with a diverse range of social & professional search techniques to identify the best talent.
She works extremely closely with the delivery of mandates, to not only identify the best candidates in the market, but also to distil the knowledge and competitive intelligence gathered during the search process.