CIRCLE Recruitment & HR bring together a great team with skills and experience spanning many years. Our diversity is our strength!
The Executive Team
Kathryn MacMillan MHRM&IR, MRSCA CAHRI – CEO, Engineering, Disability & NFP Specialist
Kathryn MacMillan is the founder and Managing Director of CIRCLE Recruitment & HR. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations from Sydney University, is an Accredited Recruitment Professional with the Recruitment Consulting Services Association (MRCSA), and a certified professional member of Australian Human Resource Institute (CAHRI).
Ranked first at Sydney University 2017, in Management Consulting, first in 2018 in HRM and IR in Action, in 2019 Kathryn was the winner of the prestigious Kingsley Laffer Memorial Award for Industrial Relations from the University.
Her academic knowledge coupled with years of experience makes Kathryn a highly skilled and sought after HR & Recruitment professional. With more than 20 years of experience in recruiting and managing staff, she has an in-depth knowledge of many industries and their varied needs.
In addition to steering the ship, Kathryn also works hands on with a number of clients and has a specialisation in not-for-profit sector and working with Charities and NGO’s. As founder of the company she has seen it all and often assists the rest of the team with their own specialisations.
Additionally, she is a professional speaker on Human Resources, Employment, Managing and Motivating Teams, and Business Strategy. Her presentations draw on her vast experience in business as well as her specialist Recruitment and Human Resource knowledge. Able to present a wide range of tailored topics from staff recruitment, attraction, and retention to hints and tips for building business, Kathryn delivers inspiring and motivating presentations.
What we love about Kathryn: Lovingly called ‘The Kathrynator’ and ‘The Bomb’ by her clients; walking encyclopedia on all things HR & Recruitment; wicked sense of fun; creates a great culture; runs a tight ship and has been known to dance at parties; at work; in fact everywhere!
The Recruitment and Human Resource Team
Senior Human Resource & Recruitment Consultant
Janet Norton BBus (Human Resource Management), CM Ahri. M Aim – Accounting & Financial Services
Janet is CIRCLE Recruitment & HR’s multitalented Senior HR Consultant, as well as Financial Services specialist Recruiter.
Janet joined CIRCLE in November of 2022, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in Human Resource Management, both domestically and internationally.
Having operated in a range of industries such as hospitality, healthcare, retail, insurance and building services, Janet is highly experienced in both operational and strategic HR capacities.
She has accomplished some amazing achievements in the areas of organisational development, change management, talent management, business mergers, acquisitions, industrial & employee relations, performance management, learning & development as well as remuneration and benefits. Janet’s impressive long-term experience and expertise combined with CIRCLE’s strong database and industry contacts means Janet’s clients are in more than capable hands.
What we love about Janet: Her empathetic nature, lovely phone manner, lightning fast humour, and her dedication to providing top quality services to her clients.
Maria Cordi BSc (Psychology), MApplSc (Psychology of Coaching)
Maria holds a Bachelor of Science, with a Psychology major and a Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) from the University of Sydney. She has a background in Human Resources and Career Planning with Westpac, worked as a Training & Development Consultant with Psychological Assessments Australia, and spent some years working with CIRCLE Recruitment & HR.
Maria commenced in the role of Career Coach with CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in 2018. Maria works with candidates that are looking to make a career change, require an updated Resume or need tips with their job search or interview skills.
Maria also offers corporate services to our business clients in the areas of executive coaching and outplacement services.
What we love about Maria: Wonderful qualifications in coaching, making her a true Careers Coach; empathetic, superb listener and able to give great advice. One of the nicest people you will ever meet!
Crystal Villanueva – Financial Services, Accounting and Arts, Media & Marketing
Crystal is an expert in placing candidates into Financial Services, Accounting and Arts, Media & Marketing roles.
She joins CIRCLE Recruitment & HR with a demonstrated history of working in the agency and internal recruitment for over 6 years. She is highly skilled in APAC and US end-to-end recruitment processes across various sectors, working with candidates to find the right job opportunity and helping clients find the right resource.
She is well-versed in the talent and skill shortage epidemic facing the recruitment industry today, and has the superior sourcing skills to fill client demand in an extremely tight market.
What we love about Crystal: Always finding great candidates for our clients, her funny and engaging personality – not to mention, her extensive expertise in Financial Services, Accounting and Arts, Media & Marketing roles.
Tanya Tukac – Aged Care, Health & Temp Desk
Tanya joins the CIRCLE team as a Recruitment Consultant, with a background in Recruitment and HR, and a wealth of experience in customer service and sales administration. She brings with her a vibrant and nurturing approach to the team.
Tanya has worked for the past 4 years in Talent Acquisition, HR and both Agency and Internal Recruitment across multiple industry sectors including Health and Beauty, Real-Estate, Automotive, and Finance.
She is skilled in end to end recruitment and executive search, assisting her clients and candidates throughout the whole recruitment process.
Tanya has had exposure in hiring internal staff for all areas of business ranging from receptionists, sales agents, property managers, insurance and loan admin staff all the way through to senior staff and management accountants, as well as handling their on-boarding processes.
Her work in the health sector includes internal recruitment and on-boarding of company staff, as well as disability support workers, nurses and behavioural support practitioners for NDIS clients living within the community and in staff assisted residential housing.
Tanya is passionate about providing a top candidate experience and building and nurturing genuine client relations using systems and tools to best source top talent. Master at elevating personal and employer brands and bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to the overall recruitment life cycle.
What we love about Tanya: Friendly, honest and professional disposition with a can do attitude and driven nature. Plus her presentation is always beautiful!
Human Resource Consultant
Elia joined us here at CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in August of 2022 and is already proving to be a highly valuable member of our team.
Elia brings with her a Bachelor’s degree in Labour/Industrial Relations and a Diploma in Human Resource Management!
In addition to this, Elia holds over 5 years of experience within the Human Resources Industry, previously working as a Senior HR Advisor, where she was providing assistance and advice to both managers and employees.
She is experienced in dealing with a myriad of people problems, which is easily seen through her responsive and efficient manner, both in person and over the phone.
What Elia brings to the company her experience, a people-focused mindset, and amazing dedication to her work – we feel so lucky to have her as part of the CIRCLE team!
What we love about Elia: Her caring and helpful nature toward the team and clients, amazing sense of humour and down-to-earth personality, and a lovely accent to listen to!
Recruitment & HR Consultant
Sofia joined CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in 2021 and has quickly become a highly valued member of the team.
With previous experience as a Personal Assistant to the General Manager, a Training Department Administrator and a Project Assistant, Sofia then moved into Human Resources with a role as a HR Specialist within the construction industry.
Previously, Sofia also worked in a number of customer facing roles before being selected to join the CIRCLE team. She brings with her, highly organised, energetic and self-motivated skills, as well as an ability to work collaboratively across functions.
In her short time as part of the CIRCLE team, Sofia has been recognised individually by clients send us comments such as ‘I just wanted to let you know that today, at our centre managers meeting, every single centre manager expressed huge amounts of gratitude for all your hard work – saying you work so hard, are so professional and responsive. They wanted me to pass on an enormous thank you for everything you are doing’.
What we love about Sofia: Her generosity of spirit and competitive nature: will always win in our team balloon volley ball and may collect the most eggs with the most speed in our egg hunt, but then leaves them for all the team to eat! Oh and her fabulous efficiency.
Junior Recruitment & Human Resource Consultant
Hayleigh has joined the CIRCLE team in 2023 as a Junior Human Resources and Recruitment Consultant.
She has completed her Bachelor in Human Resources and has a background assisting HR teams strive for success. She has over 6 years of experience in customer facing roles and uses her energetic and dedicated personality to solve problems.
She has a well-rounded approach and a knack for fostering collaboration and is excited to contribute to CIRCLE’s ongoing success and embark on new heights.
What we love about Hayleigh: Her ability to learn new concepts in a quick and efficient manner, her caring and friendly nature and her lightning-fast sense of humour.
Junior Recruitment, HR & Marketing Consultant
Jemma Annen Bryant
Jemma joined the CIRCLE team in 2022 as our Marketing & HR Administrator. Currently completing a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management, Jemma is working and studying to commence her career with CIRCLE.
Her role includes assisting all the team with human resource and recruitment support as well as being the full time Marketing Assistant.
Jemma has also completed a Certificate 1 in Business Administration in 2019, and worked in retail and hospitality, while at school. She bring with her to CIRCLE, fresh eyes and youthful outlook.
What we love about Jemma: How quickly she catches on and learns; her outgoing nature and great voice for phone work. Oh and the fact she wore bunny ears at Easter!
The Finance Team
Chief Financial Officer
Ross commenced with our team at CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in early September of 2023 as our Chief Financial Officer. He brings to CIRCLE, his experience from his impressive careers within the Financial Services industry, serving as a Chartered Accountant, Investment Banker, Stock Broker and Fund Manager Analyst.
Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance and Systems) from the University of NSW and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand).
Ross has worked for some of the largest financial service organisations, including Mitsubishi Trust, Commonwealth Bank and Morningstar.
He does an excellent job of managing all financial activities of the business and always with a big smile on his face.
He brings with him a vibrant, energetic and caring approach to the team. He enjoys playing golf at Cronulla and drinking red wine in Tuscany.
What we love about Ross: His friendly sense of humour, his pep talks – not to mention his impressive golf swing and his attempts at overthrowing Kathryn as CEO!
Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Economics from University of Karachi and has had a career spanning industries as diverse as Aviation to Communications.
She has been a part of the CIRCLE family for many years and our clients love her smiling laughing calls to talk all things finance.
Veronica runs the CIRCLE Recruitment & HR Accounts Department as well as assisting with the Bookkeeping Team. Veronica is a registered BAS Agent and has vast experience with all aspects of Bookkeeping and Accounts.
A specialist in all things payroll, Veronica ensures we are up-to-date with the latest technology, whether it is Single Touch Payroll2 or ensuring our employees have access to all the information they require.
What we love about Veronica: Her laser sharp focus on getting accounts right, her fun debt collection calls and her practically zero error record! Not to mention her wonderful debt collection calls.
Accounts Assistant – Bookkeeper
Norrey joined CIRCLE Recruitment & HR as a Bookkeeper in March 2018.
With previous seven years’ experience working in a recruitment environment and over 15 years’ experience in accounting, Norrey brings solid skills to CIRCLE Recruitment & HR.
Her work ensures we have a seamless process in accounts.
Norrey has a strong service orientation, aiming to further enhance the experience of our clients and candidates in their interactions with the CIRCLE Recruitment & HR accounts team.
Norrey brings to our business, her years of experience in Accounting, and her understanding of our customer service levels within our Accounts Department.
What we love about Norrey: Her gentle persona, emotional attachment to doing a good job, and her continual focus on supporting Veronica. Her secret desire to be a baker.
Alyssa joined the CIRCLE team in 2020 and over the past couple of years has trained to become a Junior Researcher.
This role includes assisting the team through administration support, as well as working with human resources and recruitment, while keeping our office clean and tidy!
Alyssa is studying a double degree in Commerce and Law at the University of Sydney, where she would then like to pursue a career involving business/corporate law.
What we love about Alyssa: Her fun and bubbly nature, how fast she completes her work, and last but not least, the way she will sing out loud and proud in the middle of the office.
Jesse joined us in 2020 and spent these past 2 years training to become a Junior Researcher.
Jesse’s role includes assisting the team through Recruitment and HR administration support as well as ensuring the office is up to date with the latest industry awards, and she does so with a smile on her face!
Currently at UNSW, Jesse is studying a double degree in Law and Psychology, from which she would like to follow a career involving both areas of study.
What we love about Jesse: Her lovely phone demeanour, her laser sharp focus, not to mention her infectious laugh!
Patrick joined our team in 2023 as a Psychology student from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). With an enthusiasm for Organisational Psychology, Patrick is passionate about the dynamics between individuals and organisations.
Patrick’s role mainly revolves around assisting in recruitment and providing HR administrative support. Patrick combines his academic insights with practical applications, always looking for ways to enhance workplace environments and employee well-being.
What we love about Patrick: His professional demeanour and presentation, as well as his willingness to assist the team.