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Holly Finlayson

Associate Director

ARC Phone 020 7625 3300
ARC Email holly@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
Not only do I love working in recruitment, but recruitment in London is on another level. London is such a diverse city and working in recruitment you get to work with candidates and clients from all around the world, it’s the most exciting thing. There is also no better feeling than finding someone a job they love.

Where did you live before calling London home?
Wellington, New Zealand.

What is your favourite thing about London?
Growing up in New Zealand I competed in tap dancing competitions across the country whilst also running my own dance school. Performing arts, theatre and musicals have always been a passion of mine which is why (when the wallet allows) I try to get to The West End! A must see is definitely Hamilton – you have to go!

What can’t you start your day without?
My alarm.

What is your favourite weekend pastime?
If you asked me this question in my first couple of years in London, you would get a very different answer. A takeaway and good Netflix binge session is my ideal Friday or Saturday night in. I also love a good puzzle.

What is your favourite quote?
‘I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’’ – Muhammad Ali. Learning, developing and growing is always hard, but if you don’t have the lows you can never have the highs!

What do you love about Australasian?
The team, I’d be lucky to find another bunch of people that are as dedicated, passionate and committed.

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Emma Johnston

Client Success Manager

ARC Phone 020 7625 3300
ARC Email emma@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
Aside from the obvious desire to want to help people, what draws me to recruitment is the unpredictability of the day to day - due to a constantly evolving market, ever-changing demands and ultimately the inability to control people. The scope for personal development in this job is endless!

Where did you live before calling London home?
A small town called Healesville in the Yarra Valley, about an hour outside of Melbourne.

What is your favourite thing about London?
There is something new to experience around every corner. London truly is an incredible city.

What can’t you start your day without?
Copious amounts of coffee!

Where is your favourite travel destination and why?
The Galapagos Islands. I’ve been a Darwinist since I was a child so fell in love with Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands – it is indescribable and should be on everyone’s bucket list.

What is one of your pet peeves?
Just one? Jokes. Society’s acceptance of the incorrect use of the word ‘literally’. It’s an epidemic.

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Aliesha Jones

Business Development Manager

ARC Phone 0207 625 3300
ARC Email aliesha@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?

The people! The excitement & faced paced environment, helping clients get the best of the best for their business and likewise seeing candidates successful in landing their dream role

Where did you live before calling London home?

Auckland, New Zealand

What is your favourite thing about London?

Living in such an iconic city there’s always something happening and it simply never gets boring, equally when you feel like you need some fresh air there’s a plethora of amazing open park spaces, oh and not to mention some of the best restaurants in the world.

What can’t you start your day without?

My vitamins and copious amounts of strong coffee

Where is your favourite travel destination and why?

There is just so many but one of the top ones has to be Greece! I am living for the lush sunsets overlooking the blue roofed Greek architecture, the long dinners with a plethora of tzatziki, dolmades and olives.

What is one of your pet peeves?

Loud chewing, or people chewing with their mouths open, it’s just all wrong.

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Georgia Edwards

Consultant

ARC Phone 020 7625 3300
ARC Email georgia@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
One thing I love about recruitment is being able to speak to people about opportunities that perhaps they hadn’t considered as an option. It’s great to be able to give people a different viewpoint on something.

Where did you live before calling London home?
I am originally from Grey Lynn in Auckland.

What is your favourite thing about London?
What I love about London is that there is always something happening – a day trip, a long weekend, a bottomless brunch…

What is your favourite office snack?
I LOVE Maggi chicken noodles, loving that they now sell them across the road from our office!

Where is your favourite travel destination and why?
This has to be Spain – sharing plates of delicious food and sangria, what’s not to love about that!

What is one of your pet peeves?
When one person takes up the 4-seat space on the train, I mean come on.

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Wade Randle

Consultant

ARC Phone 020 7625 3300
ARC Email wade@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
It’s awesome being able to assist people in their job search to help them achieve their career aspirations.

Where did you live before calling London home?
I lived in New Plymouth which is a small coastal city on New Zealand’s West Coast.

What is your favourite thing about London?
My favourite thing about London is that no matter what day of the week it is there is always something going on and things to do. There is never a dull moment in this city.

What is the best concert or festival you have ever been to?
My favourite festival has to be Sziget, the longer the better.

What is your favourite quote?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” Michael Scott.

Where is your favourite travel destination and why?
Krakow in Poland. The most amazing city with beautiful architecture and the nicest people in the world.

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Jade Short

Consultant

ARC Phone 0207 625 3300
ARC Email jade@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?

Working in recruitment gave me the opportunity to travel the world. Moving to Melbourne from the UK and trying to find work was daunting. The recruitment agency I worked with to find temporary work helped me so much, I wanted to help others in the same way. So when they offered me a role within their own agency, I jumped at the chance! If it wasn’t for recruitment, I never would have known how much I cared about working with people and helping them find a job they love. Sometimes so far from home, just like I had.

Where did you live before calling London home?

I returned to the UK after 2.5 years in Australia at the start of the pandemic. When I’m not London, Cambridge is home for me.

What is your favourite thing about London?

It doesn’t stop. There is always something to see, somewhere to go, something new to try.

What is your favourite weekend pastime?

I’m a bit of a culture nerd. You can usually find me at a gallery, or exhibit, or museum. Food also takes up a good amount of my time!

What is one of your pet peeves?

Slow. Walkers. Keep it moving!

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Holly Woodgyer

Associate Consultant

ARC Phone 0207 625 3300
ARC Email hollyw@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
I enjoy an ever-changing workday where no two days are the same. Building relationships, watching someone grow and sharing the excitement of the recruitment journey drives me to put my best foot forward each day.  

Where did you live before calling London home?
Wellington, New Zealand

What is your favourite thing about London?
There is so much to see, do, eat and drink! It’s such a social place to live in which is exactly what you need in your home away from home. 

What is your favourite quote?
The challenge is to always improve, to always get better, even when you’re the best. Especially when you’re the best.

What is your favourite office snack?
I can’t get through the day without my eggs, toast and a black coffee. It’s either my breakfast or lunch each day. 

What is the best concert or festival you have ever been to?
Coachella has been ticked off the bucket list and lived up to all my expectations. Fun, sun and great music. The best concert back home I’ve been to is Six60 featuring Drax Project. They normally have an outdoor show each summer in my hometown. There’s nothing better than rounding up all your friends and supporting local artists! 

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Stephen Heard

Associate Consultant

ARC Phone 0207 625 3300
ARC Email stephen@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?

I love the idea of being able to speak with people from all different walks of life, and working together to find their perfect role!

Where did you live before calling London home?

I previously lived in Queenstown, New Zealand

What is your favourite thing about London?

My favourite thing about London is the amount of live sport you have access too!

Who inspires you and why?

David Beckham. Ever since he scored the last gasp free kick against Greece to send England to the 2002 world cup

What is one of your pet peeves?

People who leave the volume on a odd number

What do you love about Australasian?

I love the fact that that its one big family

 

 

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Amanda Dunn

Associate Consultant

ARC Phone 0207 625 3300
ARC Email amanda@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?

Definitely the people! I’ve always been a people person, so to be in the position where my core role is to get to know the candidates on a personal level and then help find them an opportunity that they love, brings me happiness.

Where did you live before calling London home?

Brisbane, Australia QLD – known to be the Sunshine State of Australia!

What is your favourite thing about London?

I was drawn to the diversity and the liveliness of the city. There is so much to do and explore, you’re bound to never get bored. London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and exceedingly good times.

What can’t you start your day without?

I can't start my day without coffee or yoga!

Who inspires you and why?

I couldn’t place it down to one person who inspires me. Honestly, any person that I meet and come across in life, who is passionate, driven and are their authentic selves – they are the type of people who inspire me.

What is your favourite office snack?

Avocado and tuna on cruskits and my recently found love for Munchies. If you've not tried them, you are missing out!

 

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Ruth Mojzis

Business Operations Director

ARC Phone 020 7625 3300
ARC Email ruth@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
I am all about business operations and have always loved all the bits that keep a business running smoothly in order to help the consultants do their job effectively. Working in recruitment there is never a dull moment – you want a fast-paced environment? I can’t think of a faster one than this!

Where did you live before calling London home?
Hmmmm a good question, I was born in Wales but moved to the Gold Coast, Australia when I was seven years old, but have now been in London for over a decade. Am I Welsh? Am I Australian? Can I finally call myself a Londoner? Who knows?!

What is your favourite thing about London?
I just love living in one of the most iconic cities in the world, in history! There is such a rich tapestry of history here and some amazing landmarks. I still feel all excited when I see Big Ben.

What is your favourite weekend pastime?
Hanging out with my family and taking my son Sebastian out and about. Weekend parties in London have now been replaced with this and I couldn’t be happier.

Where is your favourite travel destination and why?
Definitely Ibiza, the island has so much to offer as a travel destination that is often overlooked due to its notorious reputation as a party island.

What do you love about Australasian?
I love coming into the office to be with the team, not only are they a fun bunch of people but it’s a real connection to back home after living in the UK for so long.

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Ali Lord

Business Operations Manager

ARC Phone 0207 625 3300
ARC Email ali@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?

Every single day is different. Its exciting to see people getting jobs and companies hiring and knowing you’ve helped both sides get what they are looking for.

Where did you live before calling London home?

Brisbane, Australia

What is your favourite thing about London?

Its humongous, you could spend a lifetime exploring the city, and you’d never stop being surprised.

What is your favourite weekend pastime?

Days at the Beach

What is your favourite quote?

Everything you want is on the other side of fear!!

Who inspires you and why?

Audrey Hepburn, she is smart, talented & successful

 

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Kate Shaughnessy

Business Operations Executive

ARC Phone 020 7625 3300
ARC Email kate@australasian.co.uk
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What makes you passionate about recruitment?
As someone who has experienced moving to a huge city like London and making a career change, I understand how overwhelming and difficult the process can be. I am happy to be able to help make the same process easier for others.

Where did you live before calling London home?
I lived in the northern suburbs of Melbourne before making the move. It was just like living in a smaller London with so many bars, restaurants, galleries and shops. I still miss the amazing coffee!!

What is your favourite thing about London?
I love the diversity of culture in London, every area is unique and represents so many groups of different people. I also love that you never have to walk far for a pub or a park.

Where is your favourite travel destination and why?
Iceland and Norway. After traveling to so many European cities, the landscapes there were so different to anything I’d seen before. Hiking through the snow to see a glacier and standing on Kjeragbolten are experiences I’ll never forget.

What is the best concert or festival you have ever been to?
I’ve been to Glastonbury twice and it is the best place in the world! Seeing the Foo Fighters, Radiohead and the Killers’ secret set all in one year was amazing. I’ll definitely be trying it again this year!

What is one of your pet peeves?
People not moving down inside the train, there is always so much space in those aisles!

Meet the Team

Meet the People Who Make Australasian Recruitment Company Amazing

As a recruitment company we understand the value of good people in a business and that’s why we’ve surrounded ourselves with an amazing team. At Australasian Recruitment Company our culture is built on hard work, professionalism and a strong commitment to both our candidates and clients.

When you engage with Australasian Recruitment Company you’ll meet with a dedicated recruitment consultant who will assist you every step of the way. Whether you’re a client in need of office support staff, or you’re looking for a job and need a helping hand, speak with one of our friendly team.

Located in the heart of London, we’re your local London recruitment agency.

Holly Finlayson

Associate Director

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Emma Johnston

Client Success Manager

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Aliesha Jones

Business Development Manager

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Georgia Edwards

Consultant

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Wade Randle

Consultant

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Jade Short

Consultant

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Holly Woodgyer

Associate Consultant

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Stephen Heard

Associate Consultant

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Amanda Dunn

Associate Consultant

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Ruth Mojzis

Business Operations Director

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Ali Lord

Business Operations Manager

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Kate Shaughnessy

Business Operations Executive

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TELEPHONE 020 7625 3300
EMAIL hello@australasian.co.uk

ADDRESS
179 – 181 West End Lane
West Hampstead
London
NW6 2LH






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