About Us

Meet the Team

Our consultants have outstanding networks and proven success in recruiting strategic roles, which is critical when making candidate approaches and presenting a high quality candidate shortlist to a hiring organisation. As a client or candidate partnering with Slade, you will find the philosophy guiding our company is one of ethical business dealings, with honest and open communication at all times.

Barry Hodson
Barry Hodson
Senior Consultant

Accounting & Finance


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+61 3 9235 5138
+61 466 881 552

Laurie Serafini
Laurie Serafini
Senior Consultant

Consumer, Sport & Entertainment

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+61 3 9285 5838
+61 416 016 919

Trish Mullen
Trish Mullen
Senior Consultant

Slade Group


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+61 3 9235 5120
+61 430 438 080

Jill Van Der Ross
Jill Van Der Ross
Senior Consultant

Business Support


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+61 3 9285 5840
+61 404 085 016

Bill Haggerty
Bill Haggerty
Principal

Technical & Operations

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+61 3 9235 5136
+61 425 783 246

Luke Clarke
Luke Clarke
Consultant

Technical & Operations

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+61 3 9235 5104
+61 401 740 998

Samantha Cotgrave
Samantha Cotgrave
General Manager

Slade Group

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+61 3 9235 5115
+61 413 253 318

Anita Ziemer
Anita Ziemer
Executive Director

Slade Group

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+61 3 9285 5818

Geoff Slade
Geoff Slade
Chairman

Slade Group

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+61 3 9235 5114

About Us

Testimonials

We go to great lengths to position ourselves as the ‘recruiter of choice’ for our clients and our candidates.

"From my very first interaction with Slade Group, I immediately felt their authenticity. Throughout the preparation process leading into the interview stage I was extremely impressed with the amount of detail that was involved. It was the most qualified and focused procedure, which I found prepared me better than anything that I have experienced before. This level of detail and investment from Slade allowed me to become more in tune with the areas that required attention for the interviews and gave me the ability to excel. This professionalism coupled with their genuine nature made the entire experience an enjoyable one and my most memorable to date."
Jason Brettell
Development Director, Places Victoria
"Slade Group understood the brief from WorkSafe and could answer all my questions about the role and organisation... As a candidate, I felt well supported and fully informed during the entire process. I would highly recommend Slade as a potential partner in executive recruitment.”
Marnie Williams
Executive Director, Health & Safety WorkSafe Victoria
"Laurie Serafini provided invaluable strategic input into the recruitment process and ensured we were able to gain two great new employees who have made a significant contribution to our organisation. Slade Executive will be our first call for any future recruitment needs."
Gerard Kennedy
Chief Financial Officer, Golf Australia
"Clearly Slade Group is up there with the best of them when it comes to recruitment methodology, but at the end of the day it is the depth of knowledge about what needs to be achieved rather than what needs to be done that means you get the right person into the role... know the people, know the culture, throw in good processes and you get good outcomes that are worth paying for."
Malcolm Jackman
Chief Executive, SAFECOM
"Slade Group far exceeded our expectations. Our candidates for interview were excellent and your extensive knowledge of education, comprehensive support and expertise allowed us to secure three outstanding senior staff. We are delighted with the result that will significantly support our endeavours and growth over the next 10 years.”
Andrew Ponsford
Principal, Southern Cross Grammar
“I have been to quite a few recruitment companies and without doubt, Slade Group is where I had the best experience. Luke Clarke is an amazing recruiter. Most importantly, he knows what he is dealing with.”
Lahiru Chandrarathna
CIVIL ENGINEERING CANDIDATE
“Downer Rail engaged Bill Haggerty on a number of senior executive search assignments for roles that reported directly to me. Of note, these assignments included successfully securing a number of high calibre candidates including two General Manager – Operations and one Chief Engineer – Rolling Stock Design, Systems and Safety Assurance. I have always found Bill’s sage advice in regards to the strengths, weaknesses and suitability of potential candidates insightful and invaluable. There are few professional services/recruitment firms able to replicate the way that he immerses himself in your business in order to fully understand the client’s needs and the search assignment.”
Executive General Manager for Engineering, Supply and Manufacturing
Downer Rail
"Luke Clarke is very approachable. He responds quickly and asks the right questions."
Swetha Adepu
Signalling Design Engineer, Technical & Operations Candidate
“Speaking as a candidate, my experience with Slade Group, represented by Barry Hodson, was both engaging and enjoyable. I found Barry to be open, transparent and above all extremely professional in all of our interactions. Barry articulated the culture of the employer, together with the requirements of the role in a way which has proven to be extremely accurate. I felt informed throughout the process, and my expectations regarding timing, next steps and requirements were very clearly explained at each step. A pleasure to deal with.”
Kingsley Hall
Chief Financial Officer, Micro-X Ltd
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Work for Us

Slade Group is passionate about the recruitment industry. We are a company that values team effort and professional standards, and these factors ensure that we remain at the forefront of the human resources and recruitment industries.

We invest considerable time and capital to continually develop our people, their technical skills, our processes and procedures. Our recruitment consultants have the established credentials, proven performance and dedication to represent the company.

This in turn provides our clients with demonstrated industry, functional and recruitment experience, enhanced by the company’s reputation within specific industries, backed-up by a high level of customer service from these key staff members.

Slade Group approach the appointment of each consultant on an individual basis, and tailors the qualifications and personal qualities required for each specific sector and role accordingly.

We look for initiative, flexibility, commitment and problem-solving competencies.

There is a real opportunity to progress your career without the boundaries of other firms which will allow your own style to show through. We support you to grow your local brand by encouraging you to attend networking events, hosting boardroom lunches/breakfasts/drinks; joining industry associations and contributing to our companies branding. 

Please contact us for a confidential discussion.