Meet the Team

Niall Hamill

Chairman

nhamill@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020
Having set up the Australian operations of Walker Hamill in 1998, Niall completed a Management Buy Out of the business in 2002 before establishing its Asian operations in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2002 and 2003.

He sold the business to Five Ten, a private equity backed investment by Englefield Capital in 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific before retiring from the business in 2008. He set up the Andersen Partnership in 2010 following the acquisition of Stirling Andersen.

Niall Hamill

Chairman

Having set up the Australian operations of Walker Hamill in 1998, Niall completed a Management Buy Out of the business in 2002 before establishing its Asian operations in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2002 and 2003.

He sold the business to Five Ten, a private equity backed investment by Englefield Capital in 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific before retiring from the business in 2008. He set up the Andersen Partnership in 2010 following the acquisition of Stirling Andersen.
nhamill@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020

Brian Schroder

Chief Executive Officer

Brian has over 10 years of executive recruitment experience in both the US and across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining the Andersen Partnership, Brian was a Director of Robert Half in Australia.

Brian's remit with the Andersen Partnership is to manage the group operations of the business and establish multiple offices globally.
bschroder@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020

Darragh Everard

Director - Ireland

Darragh has over 6 years experience recruiting accounting and finance roles in both the Irish and Australian markets. Having spent the last 4 years recruiting in the Perth market, Darragh’s remit is to launch the Irish office for The Andersen Partnership. Darragh joined us in January 2013 to assist in the growth and development of our West Australian branch.
deverard@walkerandersen.com
+353 (0) 1 6991 200

Steve Hutchinson

Director - Singapore

Steve joined the business to set up the Singaporean office in February 2014. Singapore was the first office outside of Australia for the Andersen Partnership and has continued to grow steadily. Steve has 15 years
of recruitment experience and has been based in Singapore for the last 4 of those years since relocating from Australia.
shutchinson@stirlingandersen.com
+65 3157 9200

Claire Willcocks

Director - New South Wales

Claire has 12 years experience recruiting within the accountancy and finance space, 7 years in the UK for an international global firm and 5 years in the local Sydney market. Since coming to Australia, Claire has recruited across the professional practice and the commerce and industry markets.

Currently Claire is responsible for management and development of the the Sydney team, overseeing the professional practice, senior finance and transactional teams. Her focus is senior finance appointments across commerce and industry.
chendry@walkerandersen.com
+61 (0) 2 8256 5020

Wayne Clark

Director - Queensland

Wayne has 15 years experience recruiting at all levels across Australia and the UK. He launched the Andersen Partnership's Queensland business in 2012 and has grown the team to 15 specialist consultants covering;
Walker Andersen - Accounting & Finance and Accounting Professional Services.
Stirling Andersen - General, Life & Health Insurance, Wealth & Superannuation.
Baker Andersen - Construction, Architecture and Resources.
Wayne credits the success of the Brisbane team to the industry expertise and client orientated approach of each Consultant.
wclark@walkerandersen.com

Graham Quilliam

Director - Victoria

Graham has 15 years executive recruitment experience within Melbourne and London. He launched the Andersen Partnership's Victorian business in 2011 and has grown the team to 30 specialist consultants covering;
Walker Andersen - Accounting & Finance and Accounting Professional Services.
Stirling Andersen - General, Life & Health Insurance, Wealth & Superannuation
Baker Andersen - Construction, Architecture and Resources
Graham credits the success of his Consultants to their niche focus and unrivalled expertise; more than half the Consultants come from careers within their sector.
gquilliam@walkerandersen.com

Shawn Twomey

Director - Western Australia

Shawn is a senior recruitment specialist with over 13 years of experience, delivering recruitment solutions and leading teams within both the UK and Western Australia.
He has operated within the Senior Perth market for over 3.5 years and has supported a high number of our clients and candidates in achieving their recruitment and career goals.

Shawn leads our 3 brands within WA where our goal is to provide an honest, high caliber and consultative service through our specialist knowledge within each brand. The team work with our customers to support them through what should be a simple process and build long-term relationships becoming trusted advisers to our clients and candidates.
stwomey@walkerandersen.com
+61 (0)8 6214 1140

Tom Birch

Director - Hong Kong

Tom joined the Andersen Partnership in 2012 where he was responsible for launching Stirling Andersen in Western Australia. After quickly developing strong networks Tom was able to grow a highly successful team in Perth in a short space of time.
Tom is now based in Hong Kong and responsible for the Hong Kong office China mainland recruitment. Tom continues to actively recruit across Stirling Andersen whilst overseeing Walker Andersen.
tbirch@stirlingandersen.com
+852 6053 4430

Liron Rutovitz

Director - Professional Services

Liron joined Walker Andersen in 2011 after initially training as an accountant within a Mid Tier Insolvency firm, and has since specialised in recruiting qualified Accountants within Practice.

Having spent 4 years recruiting in the Sydney market, Liron relocated to the UK in 2014 to help launch the London office.

Having returned, Liron is now responsible for running the Professional Services division of Walker Andersen across Australia whilst continuing to recruit within the Senior Professional Services market.
lrutovitz@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020

Andrew Knight

Director - New Zealand

Andrew recently joined the Andersen Partnership to set up the Christchurch office and further develop our national relationships within the South Island.
He has worked within the recruitment industry for over twenty years in NZ and the UK, covering high volume campaigns, various specialisms and executive recruitment in both the public and commercial sectors.
aknight@bakerandersen.com

Mitchell Hunt

Director - Perth

Mitch has been working within the Finance & Accounting recruitment sector for the past 5 years in the Perth market. He began working for a global international recruitment firm headquartered in the UK and has over 8 years of recruitment experience spanning several professional industry sectors.

Mitch joined Walker Andersen in January 2016 as Manager to head up the Perth Commerce & Industry team across temporary and permanent provisions. He was promoted to Director in July 2017. He currently recruits in the senior finance markets, specialising in permanent placements.
mhunt@walkerandersen.com

Sarah Mulvenna

Associate Director - Sydney

Sarah has been with Walker Andersen for 3 years focusing on recruitment for Public Practice Accounting firms. She manages the professional services team in Sydney who recruit across the NSW and ACT markets.

Her particular focus is manager to partner level placements in Sydney.
smulvenna@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 82565020

Nadene Lewis

Associate Director - Perth

Nadene has over 10 years recruitment experience, within global recruitment agencies in the UK and Perth markets. The last 6 years, she has specialised in the Accounting and Finance space.

In January 2013, Nadene joined Walker Andersen's start-up branch in Perth, as a Consultant. She successfully built the Accounting Professional Services division, and grew the team which she still leads today. She has been promoted 3 times since joining Walker Andersen, and promoted to Associate Director in August 2017.
nlewis@walkerandersen.com

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