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


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 an agency background of over 20 years across both blue and white collar sectors. Originally from the UK, Sarah came to Australia in 1994 and has worked in the Perth recruitment market ever since. Sarah’s primary focus is on good old fashioned customer service and having a “can-do attitude”.

Sarah's Role at RecruitWest
Sarah is responsible for Plant Operators, Mechanical Trades, Plumbers, Labourers, and Trades Assistants. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and is always keen to get the job done right the first time.

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

- Commenced February 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 enjoys camping in her spare time, walking trails & visiting the local beaches with her dogs – Sophie & Cooper.

- Commenced May 2012


Robert Warner-Stanton

Robert Warner-Stanton

Senior Recruitment Consultant


Robert’s Background

Robert has worked for a range of organisations in operational and leadership capacities that encompass over 20 years for the Blue & White-collar arenas. He is a seasoned professional with expertise in Recruiting, Account Management and Leadership, specialising in building upon key relationships. He has a proven ability to service varied disciplines, tailoring each solution to suit his client’s individual requirements for a quick turn-around.

Robert’s Role at RecruitWest
Robert is a Senior Recruitment Consultant and Account Manager which enables him to apply his solution focused approach, to his client’s end to end recruitment, staffing and business relationship needs. This covers everything for Professional services, Trades, FMCG, Logistics, Engineering, Manufacturing and everything in between.

Outside of the Office
Robert is full-on into the sport of Fencing, though it’s his son that’s the Epee fencer...he’s just the athlete’s dad. He’s the State’s Member Protection Coordinator, an importer of fencing products and, also is an Armourer, which is a cool name for someone who repairs/maintains the fencing equipment. He gets a lot of pride and enjoyment from watching his son’s development and prowess in the sport. He’s an avid MOTOGP fan and motorcycle rider and enjoys, hiking, woodturning and relaxing with family and friends


Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson

Recruitment Consultant


Toni’s Background

Toni has had over 20 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing along with a strong Hospitality background. With this experience she transitioned into Recruitment 3 years ago and has joined our team to focus on FIFO roles.

Toni’s Role at RecruitWest
Toni’s primary recruitment focus is blue collar FIFO, allowing her to fill roles such as Mining and Civil Mobile Plant Operators and Heavy Duty Fitters.

Outside of the Office
Toni enjoys the social side of life allowing her to explore the abundance of Cafés, Restaurants and Bars Perth has to offer. Not a fan of Summer she enjoys the winter months so she has an excuse to watch every AFL game she can get to or watch at home with friends.

- Commenced March 2019


Jeanette Neha

Jeanette Neha

Senior Recruitment Consultant


Jeanette’s Background

Jeanette has over 10 years end to end recruitment and account management experience and has built solid long-term client and candidate relationships. She has had 13 years’ experience working within the Road Surfacing / Civil Road Works and Earthworks arena’s with a strong history on mobile plant operators across the board. She loves a good challenge.

Jeanette’s Role at RecruitWest
One of the newest members of the RecruitWest Team, Jeanette’s experience makes her perfect for the strong demand in the Civil Construction and Plant Operation department. Her Account Management background means that she loves to get involved with the client to provide the best solution possible.

Outside of the Office
Jeanette has been an avid softball player for over 30years and enjoys the competitive nature of the sport .She is also the parent to two over-active dogs who never fail to keep her on her toes and control her life.

- Commenced September 2021


Amy Byrne

Amy Byrne

Recruitment Resourcer


Amy’s Background

Amy worked for 2 years as a mobile plant operator at a local quarry in Ireland before moving to WA in 2020 with her partner. Amy continued her role as a mobile plant operator on various Civil and Mining sites across WA which has given her an in depth understanding of the roles and expectations of the industry.

In September 2021 Amy decided to put away the high viz and put the experience she has gained from operating into Recruitment.

Amy’s Role at RecruitWest
As a new Recruitment Resourcer, Amy is responsible for the frontline contact with our candidates, liaising with the Senior Recruitment Consultants. Because of Amy’s industrial background she is focussing mainly on plant operators, tradespersons and labourers.

Outside of the Office
Amy loves to travel and go camping in her free time and is currently renovating her campervan. When she can, she’s chilling out with friends and family.

- Commenced September 2021


Kelli Bott

Kelli Bott

Recruitment & Marketing Administrator


Kelli's Background

Kelli has worked for several different companies over the years in different industries and likes the challenges that being part of a recruitment agency brings, thriving on working in a team environment.

Kelli's Role at RecruitWest
Kelli looks after the daily administration duties and assists all staff members where help as required. She also looks after the marketing and promotion of RecruitWest, as well as the job vacancies, and loves to greet candidates and visitors to the office.

Outside of the Office
Kelli is a crazy cat lady who loves watching AFL and spending time with family and friends.

- Commenced January 2020