Penny Coulter, Director
Penny has 3 decades of experience in IT recruitment covering contract, permanent recruitment and executive search, and an unparalleled network of contacts in primarily government and the financial services sector. This allows her to bring an enormous wealth of knowledge and wisdom to relationships through her contacts in the local market place and business community.
In 2002, Penny Coulter joined the Board of the Information Technology Contracting Recruitment Association, ITCRA, and helped establish the Professional Development Committee, with the purpose of introducing a training and certification standard for IT recruiters. In March 2004, Penny was appointed Vice President of ITCRA and in August 2004, elected President, this position being held until August 2008.
In 2005, Penny was invited to become a member of an ICT Advisory Group assisting the Hon. Senator Helen Coonan, then Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) in preparation of an ICT Participation Summit which was held September 2005 in Sydney. The purpose of the Summit was to look at ways to encourage more women and young people into Australias ICT sector.
Penny continues to play an active role with DCITA in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) as an appointed member of the Industry Leadership Group representing Women in ICT. In 2006, Penny participated, as an industry panel expert at the National ICT Skills Summit, hosted by the Queensland Government.
Penny was the keynote speaker at the Females in Information Technology & Telecommunications (FITT) Breakfast held during CeBIT Australia 2007. She went on to present on the topic of Careers in IT to the Young IT members of the ACS, and further presented at the conference - IT Skills Shortage: Recruitment, Training & Retention Strategies for Future, in May 2008. Penny has played a key role in supporting the 2008 and 2009 National ICT Skills Week 'Start Here Go Anywhere', and presented at the CIO Summit in August 2008.
Trevor Taylor, Director
- 23 years + IT Recruitment Experience
- Expertise in implementation and management of Master Vendor solutions
- Experience in partnering with large scale multi million dollar organisations
Trevor, an industry expert with over two decades of experience, has a wealth of recruitment experience as a senior manager, running large publicly listed IT recruitment companies. Furthermore,
Trevor has also had over 10 years experience managing partnerships with large scale organisations such as Telstra, IBM, AMP, EDS, Optus, Unisys, Westpac and Citigroup. Trevor has a high level of expertise in change management strategy, and significant experience in the implementation and management of Master Vendor solutions.
A formerly active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Trevors industry experience has primarily been with Telcos and Vendors. Trevor adopts a hands on approach to sales and management, developing strategic direction to ensure competitive, whilst adhering to best practice methodologies and service level standards.
Trevor has built enormous respect within the industry, through his proactive, best practice approach. With exceptional local market knowledge, expertise in both acquisitions and organic growth, and an abundant network of contacts, Trevor continues to support the Australian ICT sector through his strategic business initiatives.