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.

Chris Cheesman
Chris Cheesman
General Manager

Slade Group

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+61 3 9235 5127
+61 419 878 872

Lauren Lot
Lauren Lot
Team Administrator

Slade Group

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+61 3 9235 5116

Stephen Atherton
Stephen Atherton
Senior Consultant

Financial Services

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+61 3 9235 5137
+61 400 640 569

Barry Hodson
Barry Hodson
Senior Consultant

Accounting & Finance

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+61 3 9235 5138
+61 466 881 552

Kelly Stubbs
Kelly Stubbs
Practice Manager

Technical & Operations

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+61 3 9235 5112
+61 402 084 862

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

Laurie Serafini
Laurie Serafini
Senior Consultant

Consumer, Sport & Entertainment

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+61 3 9285 5838
+61 416 016 919

Shaunagh McEvoy
Shaunagh McEvoy
Practice Manager

Business Support
& Shared Services


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+61 3 9285 5899
+61 431 178 094

Amanda Robar
Amanda Robar
Consultant

Business Support
& Shared Services


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+61 3 9285 5840
+61 421 753 870

Matthew Dodd
Matthew Dodd
Practice Manager

Education & Government


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+61 3 9235 5128
+61 408 580 074

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
"Chris Cheesman and Kelly Stubbs went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable and informed for my interview. Their friendly approach and career coaching were greatly appreciated.”
Sandra Rucins
Marketing Professional
"In my role as HR Manager, the recruitment of excellent calibre candidates to meet our resourcing requirements is an on-going challenge. Recruiting in the professional services context requires a pro-active sourcing approach and matching these skills to our firm’s unique culture requires both business insight and discernment. Shaunagh McEvoy understood the context of our resourcing needs. She developed a comprehensive brief with me, so that we attracted candidates well suited to the role who met both the culture and skills requirements. Shaunagh focuses on building long-term, value-adding relationships and achieving sustained satisfaction for both the client organisation and the candidate. In the fast paced, competitive recruitment industry, Shaunagh’s approach is refreshing.”
Mandy Milson
HR Manager, William Buck
“Full credit to Shaunagh McEvoy. She was incredibly patient, helpful and understanding. Easy to relate to and discuss, and very happy to provide advice.”
Candidate
Business Support & Shared Services
"Kelly Stubbs has played an integral role in our organisation’s growth and position in the industry. Her passion, drive and experience has resulted in key candidates which have improved the calibre of our capabilities and service. Kelly has continually proven to understand our growing needs, ethos and values, and always provides recommendations that align with these expectations."
Liz Michael
Director, Compass Engineering Group
“COVA have worked with Kelly Stubbs in finding suitable candidates for two important roles within the business. We found Kelly listened to our requirements, was responsive to our requests and worked hard to get the best outcome for our business.”
Chris Tummon
TAS Leader, COVA
“Downer Rail engaged Bill 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
“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
"Luke Clarke is very approachable. He responds quickly and asks the right questions."
Swetha Adepu
Signalling Design Engineer, Technical & Operations Candidate
"Matthew Dodd is an experienced and well-networked educational leader. His prompt, enthusiastic and empathetic response to our school’s needs gave us confidence in the recruitment process. Matt worked closely with us through each stage of the process to find the right candidate in a timely manner and we are very grateful for the sensitive manner with which he handled the assignment."
Karen Bennetts
Non-Executive Director and Montessori Leadership Consultant
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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.