Our Team

Brad Pense

Brad Pense

Managing Director

 
Brad's Background
Brad joined RecruitWest in 2005 with over 15 years’ experience as a Surveyor and Engineer, working in the Mining, Civil Construction, and Government sectors.

Brad's Role at RecruitWest
Brad has the vision of creating an internal work environment that is the preferred choice of Recruitment Consultants and their Staff. Since becoming Managing Director in 2008, Brad has taken RecruitWest on a sustained path of growth and development, embracing Management development and Employee training as the centrepieces of team building. The results are reflected in the long-term business relationships nurtured, Staff loyalty, and continued improvement of the RecruitWest service. Brad stresses that "it is vitally important to understand exactly what the Client and Employee needs are, to understand what role RecruitWest plays in meeting those needs."

Outside of the Office
Brad enjoys getting away from Perth for the weekend and going for camping trips with friends and family, and also enjoys sailing.

- Commenced December 2005


Jonno Seen

Jonno Seen

Operations Manager

 
Jonno's Background
Jonno's work history includes time spent in Perth, Derby (in the UK), and Tasmania, and he is experienced in Travel, Payroll, Salary Packaging, Client Services, and Recruitment.

Jonno's role at RecruitWest
As the Operations Manager, Jonno's main responsibilities are the day-to-day management of the Recruitment and Administration teams, liaising with Clients, payroll and invoicing, and database management.

Outside of the Office
Jonno likes to play cricket and basketball, and he enjoys a good cider (Stowford Press is his favourite at the moment) while socialising with friends.

- Commenced July 2006


Ben de Chanéet

Ben de Chanéet

South West Operations Manager

 
Ben's Background
Ben has a background in Recruitment, Tourism, and in the Construction Industry as a Carpenter.

Ben's Role at RecruitWest
Ben is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Bunbury office, and focuses on developing long-standing working relationships with businesses throughout the South West. Ben works closely with his Clients providing HR, IR, and WHS, solutions.

Outside of the Office
Ben's passions involve the ocean and his family, and on weekends, you will always find him in, on, or around, the water, with his kids, surfing, sailing, or just having fun.

- Commenced April 2008


Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

HR Manager

Rachel's Background
Rachel immigrated to Australia in 1988 and at the age of 18 headed up North looking for adventure, this lead to an 8 year career as a fixed and mobile plant operator in the North West and Northern Territory.

Rachel's Role at RecruitWest
Rachel joined the RecruitWest team in 2005 and her diverse background and experience has seen Rachel move from a Recruitment Consultant into the position of HR and WHS Manager. Her grass roots knowledge of the company and involvement in the continuous improvement of our processes and procedures have underpinned the service we provide today.

Outside of the Office
Rachel enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. She also enjoys reading and participating in book club.

- Commenced November 2005


Jacinta Scannell

Jacinta Scannell

Accountant

Jacinta's Background
Jacinta is a CPA-qualified Accountant with a background in accounting for: iron ore mining, food service, airlines, travel, gas pipeline construction, public transport management, and now recruitment.

Jacinta's Role at RecruitWest
Jacinta's responsibilities include: all facets of financial accounting; management reporting; statutory compliance (eg. ATO, BAS, PAYGW, Office of State Revenue, Superannuation, and CILSL); and, Payroll.

Outside of the Office
Jacinta spends time with her three children, playing the piano, social tennis, and running for fitness. She is the Treasurer of her daughter's calisthenics club (5th year in the executive committee) and enjoys supporting and watching the WA Ballet performances throughout each year.

- Commenced May 2014


Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez

IT Systems Manager

Richard's Background
Richard's versatility is clearly evident when scrolling through the varied and challenging roles in his work history, such as: Account Management; Quality Assurance; Training; and, Travel Consulting, but no matter what position he starts as, Richard's technical knowledge, computer skills, attention to detail, and interest in all things 'technology', always leads him to working within the IT Department.

Richard's Role at RecruitWest
As the IT Systems Manager, Richard is responsible for doing the analysis, consulting, implementation, and engineering, for every aspect of RecruitWest's IT infrastructure (which includes desktop support, network management, software development, coding and programming, graphic design, and the Intranet and Internet websites), as well as having responsibilities in Quality Assurance, Payroll, and Marketing.

Outside the Office
Richard is a member of Mensa, an avid gamer, a movie enthusiast, a quiz night ring-in, a bit of a musician, and a St Kilda supporter (but don't hold that against him).

- Commenced February 2010


Karl Thompson

Karl Thompson

Business Development Manager

 
Karl's Background
Karl has a background in Sales and Marketing Management across Australia and the UK. He has studied Engineering, as well as Commerce, at University, and is currently undertaking certification in Project Management.

Karl's Role at RecruitWest
Karl specialises in Client-focused Staffing, WHS, and Human Resource Management, solutions, for businesses of all types. His positive, and consultative, approach better enables new and long-standing Clients to achieve their objectives. As a member of the Marketing and the Strategy Committees, Karl is passionate about the brand, and outcomes.

Outside of the Office
In his personal time, Karl can be found gardening, playing basketball, or pretending to be a DJ.

- Commenced June 2014


Duncan Purkiss

Duncan Purkiss

Relationship Manager

Duncan's Background
Duncan has spent over 30 years in the recruitment industry, having previously held operational, sales and leadership roles. He has an extensive knowledge of the WA market and the Modern Awards. He has had considerable experience and success in developing sizeable temporary and contingent workforce teams across a variety of industries including Mining, Manufacturing, FMCG, Engineering & Trades, Warehousing and Logistics.

Duncan's Role at RecruitWest
Duncan manages relationships with RecruitWest's clients and seeks to deliver value based solutions through successful and sustainable employment solutions.

Outside the Office
Duncan has a passion for the Anglo Zulu War and South Africa, bikes and cars, sailing and his dog Lexie.

- Commenced March 2017


Tyran Beaton

Tyran Beaton

Senior Recruitment Consultant

 
Tyran's Background
Tyran has a background in Customer Service within the Commercial Insurance and Trade Service industries.

Tyran's Role at RecruitWest
Tyran enjoys the daily challenges of Recruitment and delivering quality outcomes to our Construction Clients across WA.

Outside of the Office
In his spare time, Tyran enjoys closely following the AFL and Cricket.

- Commenced December 2012


Veronica Fenton

Veronica Fenton

Senior HR and Recruitment Consultant

 
Veronica's Background
Veronica has extensive experience in Human Resource management, and Recruitment has always been a major component of her HR roles. Her experience in the Mining industry extends over 26 years, including 7 years doing a FIFO role to Mt Keith Nickel Mine.

Veronica's Role at RecruitWest
Currently doing HR Consulting work for Clients, and he most recent Recruitment project was managing the end-to-end Recruitment for all positions (from senior management level to Mechanical Fitter, Administration, and Operators) for a new Mineral Sands open-cut mining operation in Keysbrook, WA.

Outside of the Office
Away from work, and when time permits, Veronica's passion is restoring old furniture and gardening.

- Commenced November 2014


Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards

Senior Recruitment Consultant

 
Sarah's Background
Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience working within agencies across both the blue and white collar sectors.

Sarah's Role at RecruitWest
Sarah looks after Clients in a range of industries, and recruits mainly for Plant Operators, Mechanical Trades, Plumbers, Labourers, and Trades Assistants.

Outside of the Office
Sarah enjoys relaxing with her family, eating out, and, of course, shopping.

- Commenced February 2015


Chris Cantatore

Chris Cantatore

Senior Recruitment Consultant

 
Chris's Background
Chris has 4 years' experience in both white and blue collar Recruitment, and has a background in many different industries, including Resources and Manufacturing.

Chris's Role at RecruitWest
Chris looks after the Recruitment for skilled trades in the mining and maintenance sector.

Outside of the Office
In his spare time, Chris enjoys supporting the Fremantle Dockers, and has been a long suffering member for 20 years, always hoping this year "might be the one."

- Commenced March 2015


Rispa Donegan

Rispa Donegan

Senior Recruitment Consultant

 
Rispa's Background
Rispa has experience in HR, Administration, and Mining Recruitment.

Rispa's Role at RecruitWest
Rispa looks after the office management and administration for the Bunbury office. Her main responsibilities include Recruitment for Plant Operators, Trades and Labourers, and Account Management.

Outside of the Office
Rispa adores her labrador, Sophie, as well as the latest addition to her family, a puppy labrador named Cooper. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at local wineries or breweries with family and friends.

- Commenced May 2012


Sarah Higginson

Sarah Higginson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sarah's Background
Sarah brings 4 years' blue collar agency recruitment experience to the team, with the transport and logistics sector being her key strength area.

Sarah's role at RecruitWest
With over 9 years' in Recruitment and HR roles, Sarah adds great experience and energy to our well established team.

Outside of the Office
Sarah enjoys focusing on her fitness and boxing, and spending time with her family and friends.

- Commenced May 2017


May Chong

May Chong

Recruitment & Marketing Administrator

May’s Background
May has had experience within a range of different industries, they include Recruitment, Marketing, and Customer Service.

May’s Role at RecruitWest
May provides Recruitment and Marketing support to the RecruitWest team. Her main responsibilities include executing form/ function to daily office administration tasks and delivering creative marketing solutions.

Outside of the Office
In her personal time, May is on the hunt for new restaurants to try. To support her fondness for food, she can be found breaking a sweat at the gym.

- Commenced June 2017