Meet our Team
Our recruitment team are specialists with strong industry knowledge and are lead by a leadership group with decades of experience.
Now 19 years established, Cox Purtell have offices in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide.
Directors & Leadership Group
James Purtell – Director
Having joined Cox Purtell in 1999, James has enjoyed interrupted stints working overseas and became a Director in 2005.
With extensive experience in finance and administrative client-facing positions in a variety of industries – as well as a wealth of recruitment knowledge – James, like all Cox Purtell staff, promotes a customer service focus in all dealings with clients and candidates and every other aspect of his work.
Alan’s focus in recruitment is dual. Within the business Alan displays a strong focus on training, development, coaching and performance management of employees to build a strong culture of staff retention and success. Externally his focus is on business development, major account management and executive search & selection for high level Commercial Accounting roles. Alan thrives on challenging recruitment processes and in work environments where he can utilise his skills and experience with employee orientation, training, mentoring, performance management, recruitment and selection.
Laura Hopes - Team Leader - Temporary Professional Business Support
Laura is a
temp/contract recruitment specialist with over 5 years’ experience both locally
here in Australia and in the UK. Now in her third year at Cox Purtell, Laura has
built a strong network of clients and candidates across a variety of industry
Most recently Laura has been promoted to Team Leader of the Cox Purtell Temp/Contract division. Laura’s goal is to provide a highly efficient, personalised and genuine service to both clients and candidates.
Sarah Watson – State Manager – Victoria
Sarah has worked in the recruitment industry for seven
years specialising in Temporary and Permanent recruitment within the Business
Support Sector. Throughout the years Sarah has recruited for various roles
including high volume Contact Centre positions all the way through to Executive
Assistant to CEO roles. In her time within the industry, Sarah has worked in a
Boutique Agency and has had exposure to working in a large global Recruitment
Sarah's Client and Candidate engagement is second to none and she takes great pride in understanding what is required to achieve
Professional Business Support Team - Adelaide
– – Clare has an exceptional ability to approach each role with individuality and care, and takes an extraordinary amount of time and effort to really understand the needs of the market and her clients.
Permanent Professional Business Support Team - Sydney
Catherine Webb – Candidate Manager – Professional Business Support
With over 7 years within the recruitment industry, Catherine joined Cox Purtell in October 2012 as a Candidate Manager within the Permanent Professional Business Support Team.
Catherine is passionate about building strong relationships with her clients and candidates; relationships built on open, honest communication at all times.
Kim Tang – Permanent Recruitment Consultant – Professional Business Support
With over 4 years recruitment experience, Kim’s knowledge and recruitment expertise is focused within the Professional Services market. Having developed the foundations of a successful business support portfolio in South Australia, Kim is now building a progressive business line into the Sydney Market within Professional Services, Business Services and Not for Profit Industries. Kim prides herself in driving business outcomes, engaging key internal and external stakeholders and delivering a strategically balanced service.
Temporary Professional Business Support Team - Sydney
Sinead Connolly – Temporary Recruitment Specialist – Professional Business Support
Sinead joined Cox Purtell in mid 2011 and was recently appointed to the role of Recruitment Specialist within the Temporary and Contract Division. Outstanding commendations and positive feedback from our Clients and Candidates regarding Sinead's friendly, professional and excellent service delivery, coupled with her commitment to managing candidates employment needs, only further enhance the excellent service standards provided by the Temporary and Contract Division at Cox Purtell.
Elizabeth Radford – Temporary Recruitment Specialist – Professional Business Support
Liz joined the Cox Purtell in February 2013. Originally from
management roles, Liz moved to retail banking in 2008 and then progressed into
Wealth Management in London in 2011 looking after clients from the Middle East.
Liz has a strong candidate focus and is now a Temporary Recruitment Specialist within the financial, banking and property industries.
Marsha O'Meara – Temporary Recruitment Specialist – Professional Business Support
Marsha has recently rejoined Cox Purtell after living and working in London within the Community Services sector for the last 6 years. Marsha has had a long career working with people of all backgrounds and brings unique experience to the Temporary Division. She specialises in recruiting business support staff for the Community Services, IT&T and Construction Industry. Marsha is passionate about matching the right person to each role and being consultative with clients and candidates alike.
Legal Team - Sydney
Farah Kompani – Recruitment Specialist – Legal
After 7 successful years in recruitment, Farah has established herself at Cox Purtell within their newly created Legal Department. Farah’s experience gives her the advantage of knowing what the candidates want and what the client needs so feels her matching skills are fair, accurate and effective. Within Farah’s recruitment experience she has dealt with the Global, National and Top 50 law firms as well as sole practitioners. She offers an informative, honest and friendly service that has been evident in her consistently positive client and candidate feedback.
Marketing, Communication & Sales Team - Sydney
Nick Largent — Permanent Recruitment Specialist — Marketing, Communications & Sales
Nick is a committed and experienced recruitment specialist who has worked in the industry since 2005. Having begun his career with a high profile, international firm, Nick was approached to assist in the setup of a new, Sydney-based recruitment agency and worked for a reputable generalist agency before joining Cox Purtell. Nick now specialises in sourcing quality talent within the fields of Marketing, Communications, Insights, Corporate Affairs and Product. He is a confident and open recruiter with a genuine passion for his work and the ability to build quality relationships.
Accounting, Credit & Finance Team - Sydney
Nicol Matheson – Permanent Recruitment Specialist Accounting, Credit & Finance
Nicol brings 3 years’ recruitment experience to the Accounting and Finance portfolio at Cox Purtell. Born and educated in Sydney, Nicol also has 6 previous years’ success in New Business Development. Nicol is motivated, dynamic and possesses an extensive network of industry professionals. His strong focus on client relationships is matched by his candidate care and his analytical nature. Nicol enjoys learning about the businesses he supports, the services and technology they provide, as well as key competitors and market forces.