our NSW government team.

It’s our people that make the Randstad NSW Government team so successful, and our leadership team is supported by a huge network of colleagues across the state. Our leaders are at the heart of our strategy, they have a deep understanding of government recruitment and ensure the best-qualified people are in the right places to help our customers.

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Amelia O'Carrigan

Amelia O'Carrigan

associate director

In this core leadership role, Amelia O'Carrigan brings more than 15 years of experience in delivery to NSW Government. Amelia has a strong understanding of government recruitment methodology having worked on contingent, unbundled and permanent recruitment roles to the sector. Amelia steers our dedicated centre of excellence to ensure our customers receive the highest levels of customer service, best talent in the market and a consistent experience.

Shelley Austin

Shelley Austin

executive manager

Shelley brings over 25 years of recruitment leadership experience and has been working with leading Australian Technology and Government clients since arriving here in 2001. With extensive exposure to Government procurement and resourcing methodologies, Shelley has experience with contingent workforce recruitment and management as well as permanent and consulting engagements. Shelley leads the team delivering across the Technology categories for our Government clients.

Paris Watt

Paris Watt

state manager, industrial and transport

Paris has over eight years of recruitment experience within the blue-collar space. Since joining Randstad in 2012, Paris has worked across various national accounts specialising in transport, warehousing and manufacturing and she comes from a strong background in large volume recruitment.

In her current role, Paris is responsible for building and maintaining strong partnerships with our clients. Paris prides herself on working in a collaborative approach with her clients to source the best outcome for their recruitment needs.

Aimee Wright

Aimee Wright

team leader, specialist recruitment

Aimee brings more than four years experience recruiting to NSW Government at Randstad. She commenced as a specialist in recruitment of communication and marketing professionals on a temporary and permanent basis. In 2019 Aimee moved to a team leader role where she ensures high level delivery to the specialist category on 0007 contract including specialist consultants who recruit across HR and change management, construction property and engineering, policy and project officers, digital, marketing and communications.

Lydia Crussell

team leader - administration and support

Lydia leads an experienced team of consultants delivering to all administration, customer service and support roles in category A of the NSW Government contract. Since starting with Randstad in 2017, Lydia has developed a deep level of expertise in delivery to MSP accounts as well as the Government sector. She brings recruitment and HR knowledge from working in several industry sectors and prides herself on her ability to build strong relationships with clients and candidates. Lydia and her team understand the nature of recruitment to this category, which sees them working across unique roles, through to high volume campaigns including assessment centres. They have strong talent pipelines that ensure they can deliver quickly  whilst maintaining outstanding candidate and client care, in a very competitive market.

Kirsty Burton

Kirsty Burton

principal consultant - volume and project recruitment

Kirsty is responsible for leading delivery to regional NSW, as well as volume and project recruitment. Kirsty has a strong understanding of the sector, having recruited for several years across contract, permanent and volume assessment centre recruitment. She has worked on multiple large scale projects across several departments including part services for state wide permanent recruitment, large scale contact centre recruits along with staffing for events. In this newly created position, Kirsty is responsible for ensuring strong delivery to your recruitment needs across regional NSW, as well as consulting to you and project planning to volume and assessment centre projects.

Ria Cortes

Ria Cortes

team leader, finance and accounting

Ria is responsible for leading the accounting finance and procurement team for NSW Government. Since joining Randstad in 2012, Ria has proven herself as a dedicated, driven and valuable member of the team and has built and maintained a large client base. She has worked closely with the finance and procurement teams for temporary and permanent placements and is passionate about building relationships. Ria places a huge emphasis on getting to know her clients and candidates so she can make successful and long lasting placements.

Andrew Pinkerton

Andrew Pinkerton

team leader, construction, property and engineering

Andrew leads a number of successful consultants across the transport cluster for Randstad. With 19 years experience, primarily in the government & white collar professional sectors, Andrew has demonstrated a track record of delivering innovative recruitment solutions.  He leads a team who are dedicated in sourcing professionals with rare skills in talent short markets. Their drive to excellence ensures we are the market leaders in our categories.

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