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


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


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 companies in operational and leadership capacities and encompasses over 12 years within the Blue & White-collar recruitment arenas. He is a seasoned professional with expertise gained through recruiting and account management activities, specialises in building upon key relationships. He has a proven ability to service varied disciplines, tailoring each solution to suit his client’s individual requirements.

Robert’s Role at RecruitWest
Robert is in a Senior Recruitment Consultant role which enables him to apply his solution focused approach to his client’s end to end recruitment requirements. This covers everything from Trades, FMCG, Logistics, Engineering and 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 relaxing with family and friends.

 - Commenced January 2019


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


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


James Parker

James Parker

Recruitment Resourcer


James’ Background

James has currently finishing his master’s at UWA, majoring in Human Resources and Employment Relations. He has gained a deeper understanding of diversity in the workplace and recruiting for the horticultural industry after conducting research projects in these topic areas. James has just started his professional journey in the industry, joining RecruitWest late last year.

James’ role at RecruitWest
After beginning his time here as an intern James continues to support senior recruiters with sourcing and processing candidates.

Outside of the Office
When not spending time on upcoming assignments, James enjoys footy and basketball as both a fan and a competitor.

- Commenced November 2020