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


Janelle Coppin

Janelle Coppin

Operations Manager


Janelle’s Background

Janelle became a part of the RecruitWest team, bringing with her more than 15 years of expertise in the recruitment field. Her career journey has encompassed various sectors, such as Civil Construction, Facilities Management, Trades, Mining, White Collar, Transport and Logistics, and Professional Services. Beyond her recruitment industry background, Janelle has gained valuable experience working in retail, as a Site Manager on-site in the Goldfields, and even as a Road Train Operator, thus adding a diverse range of experiences to her professional repertoire.

Janelle’s Role at RecruitWest
In her role as Operations Manager at RecruitWest, Janelle bears the responsibility of ensuring operational excellence and guiding the team toward success within the business.
Throughout the past several years, Janelle has taken on a series of leadership positions, each presenting unique challenges and providing valuable insights. These diverse experiences have equipped her with invaluable expertise in effective people management, team development, and the art of being a dependable and trusted leader. She firmly believes that a successful leader must possess the ability to ignite enthusiasm and envision innovative possibilities.
Moreover, Janelle is deeply passionate about customer service, maintaining operational excellence, and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to fulfilling promises.

Outside of the Office
Janelle finds great joy in spending quality time with her family and friends. In addition to her personal pursuits, she actively volunteers at her local soccer club, where she dedicates her efforts to securing sponsorships and managing marketing and communications initiatives.     

- Commenced September 2023


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


Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson

Senior 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


Mira Hoera

Mira Hoera

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Mira Hoera

Mira has a background in hospitality, with 11 years as a restaurant manager and experience with end-to-end high volume recruitment strategies and processes.

Mira’s Role at RecruitWest
Mira is bright and passionate individual dedicated to providing the highest quality of service both to clients and candidates. She is responsible for recruiting anything entry-level to high skilled blue-collar roles within the Perth Metro space.

Outside of the Office
Mira spends her time with her family and friends. She finds great joy in software engineering specifically in coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and SEO.

- Commenced October 2023


Tom Capstick

Tom Capstick

Recruitment Consultant

Tom’s Background

Tom is a results-driven / passionate recruiter with a unique blend of experience in both the mining and hospitality industries.

Tom’s Role at RecruitWest
Tom is a Recruitment Consultant mainly focusing on Blue Collar Industrial roles both FIFO and local. He has had previous experience in the logistics industry which he plans on growing internally within RecruitWest. He is looking to continuously upskill himself in end-to-end recruitment as well as learning new skills in account management and other business-related needs.

Outside of the Office
Tom enjoys keeping himself active with the likes of AFL, Basketball and Rock Climbing. He’s passionate about the outdoors and will always find an opportunity for an impromptu camping trip with family or friends.

- Commenced September 2023


Nash Govender

Nash Govender

Recruitment Resourcer


Nash's Background

I am God-fearing person and have a diverse background in Hospitality, Finance and Management with much focus on Customer Service and thrive in a team environment where my interpersonal skills allow me to collaborate effectively and build strong relationships. I genuinely enjoy helping people and find fulfillment in exceeding their expectations.
      
Nash's role at RecruitWest
Nash's role is Recruitment Resourcer and assists with screening candidates and booking interviews. Part of the role also includes database management to ensure that all profiles have the most recent candidate contact information, resumes and that they are correctly skilled in their field of work.

Outside the office
I love spending time with my family in nature and have a passion for cooking good food. I also enjoy fishing, camping and doing road trips - sometimes even to nowhere and back. In my free time I do volunteer work with people suffering with drug and alcohol addictions and offer free counselling to anyone who needs someone to talk to about their struggles.

- Commenced September 2023


Kelli Gardiner

Kelli Gardiner

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 keeps busy with working at Perth Racing Saturdays and spends Sundays catching up with friends/family and is a dedicated, one eyed West Coast Eagles supporter.

- Commenced January 2020


Sabrina Yates

Sabrina Yates

Administrator/Recruitment Resourcer


Sabrina’s Background

Sabrina has extensive Executive Administrative Support experience in roles based in Perth and in Sydney. A Certificate 3 and Certificate 4 in Fitness Personal Training has strengthened Sabrina’s Customer Service focus and her passion for business growth.

Sabrina’s Role at RecruitWest
Sabrina’s role as Administrator/Recruitment Resourcer matches with her ability to take on new opportunities and support staff as an office Allrounder ensuring that customers and staff receive the best possible assistance.

Outside of the Office
Sabrina is a mother of 3 boys and leads a very active lifestyle. If she isn’t on the sidelines cheering on her boys at Rugby, Basketball or Footy, she is challenging herself with her own training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and running.

- Commenced July 2023