+61 (02) 9873 0017
+61 (0) 413 463 043
Michelle brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, recruitment and leadership expertise gained from prominent global and national recruitment firms, coupled with corporate experience within leading financial services organisations.
She is responsible for driving the strategic growth and ongoing success of Oceans Group, taking accountability for the quality of work delivered by the Executive Search, Specialist Permanent and Interim teams. She is passionate about fostering a unique culture that attracts and retains market leading talent, and she is unashamedly focussed on ensuring Oceans Group continues to make a positive impact on its clients and candidates.
Respected for her market insight and passion for delivering sustainable recruitment solutions, Michelle will focus on strategic business development, key account management and client services across our key private and public sector accounts. Michelle has had significant experience managing large complex recruitment contracts and is adept at leading key account engagement for large multinationals.
Unwavering in her passion for creating unique and positive work cultures, she thrives on creating opportunities that allow people to reach their full potential. She is proud to work alongside some of the best recruitment professionals in their respective verticals.
Practice Leader - Insurance and Financial Services
+61 (02) 9873 0010
+61 (0)425 264 066
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.
Practice Leader - Legal and Governance
+ 61 410 773 284
Ciara is an experienced search professional and a qualified lawyer, with previous legal experience in private practice and in-house (across commercial law, corporate advisory/governance and litigation). She has also held not-for-profit Board positions.
Ciara's focus is on senior and executive level assignments across the public sector, financial services, professional services and commerce & industry. She offers a flexible and no-nonsense approach to search, selection, interim solutions, market mapping, and benchmarking. She also offers a sensible and genuine approach to assisting people with their next career move.
Positions Ciara delivers on include Board appointments, General Counsel, Head of Legal, Senior Legal Counsel, Company Secretary, Assistant/Deputy Company Secretary, broader Corporate Governance, Policy, Risk, and Compliance.
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
+61 (0) 2 9873 0019
+61 (0) 421 667 419
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.
Principal Consultant - Senior Finance and Accounting
+61 2 9873 0009
+61 400 285 588
Peter is part of the Financial Services Practice with a focus on mid to senior Finance & Accounting appointments. Peter has a broad appreciation of the banking, wealth management, custody and insurance sectors.
A seasoned recruiter with over 20 years of recruitment experience covering the Sydney and London markets, Peter has developed a clear understanding of the factors involved in recruiting best in class talent into the financial services sector. This appreciation stems from putting client and candidate needs first, possessing a genuine interest in financial markets and having a track record in successfully placing experienced hires in a broad range of career roles.
Peter’s area of expertise include Financial Control, Financial Planning & Analysis, Regulatory Reporting, Operational Risk, Audit & Tax.
Practice Leader - Public Sector
+61 (02) 9873 0019
+61 (0) 424 868 797
Joel brings over 15 years of experience spanning public sector key account management, bespoke recruitment strategy development and project management primarily centered on Government, Not For Profit and Education.
As an Executive Search Specialist, his focus is to use a data driven approach to assist his clients in identifying critical talent for senior appointments.
Joel is passionate about forging strong and lasting business relationships that lead to extended and sustainable outcomes.
He has a breadth of expertise in contingent and permanent assignments across staffing, professional, search and selection methodologies.
Practice Leader - Projects,Transformation, Change and Customer Experience
+61 (02) 9037 1864
+61 (0) 407 048 126
Pip joined the business in 2014 and has over 15 years’ experience delivering Search engagements for blue chip, fast-growing customers across Financial Services, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Health and the Public Sector.
With an excellent track record in delivering outcomes both permanent and contracting, Pip has built a trusted network of talent in the areas of Project Management, Change and Customer Experience.
Practice Leader - Projects and Technology
+61 (02) 9873 0031
+61 (0) 466 277 891
Scott joined the business in 2019. He cut his teeth in the world of recruitment in London for 2 years before coming over to Sydney where he’s quickly become a market specialist over the past 5 years establishing his networks within the IT Banking Project Services sector.
He provides Oceans Group Interim/Contract service offering within the ICT / IT Banking space. Scott’s team can assist you with a high-level market overview, partner with your organisation in finding Interim Senior appointments down to Developers and Engineers in an efficient turnaround time frame.
Principal Consultant - IT Services
+61 (02) 9037 1852
+ 61 (0) 472 622 534
With over six years recruitment experience in Jersey, Channel Islands and Australia Jade is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Executive Search, Technical Recruiting, Management and Leadership.
Jade is leading the recruitment for Development across various sectors. The roles that she delivers on are not limited to IT Managers, Development Managers, Technical Leads, Developers and Testers.
Principal Consultant - Marketing, Communications, Digital and Product
+61(02) 9873 0039
+61 (0) 424 053 341
Principal Consultant - Data Science and Analytics
+(61) 2 9037 1860
+(61) 435 790 703
Sophie has been present in the recruitment market since 2011 locally. For the past 7 years, Sophie has been specialising in recruiting across Data Analytics, Financial Services and Banking throughout Australia.
Now leading the Data Analytics offering for Oceans Group, Sophie covers multiple analytics verticals supporting Customer, Marketing, Digital, Data Science and Business Intelligence offering permanent recruitment solutions to a vast range of industry sectors.
Roles Sophie delivers on include; Analysts, Data Scientists, Business Intelligence, Consultants, Analytics Managers and Divisional Heads.
+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.