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Managing Directors At Our Offices

Rebecca-PonsonbyRebecca Ponsonby – Altona and Ballarat

Rebecca Ponsonby has been working in recruitment since 2005. Rebecca owns and operates the Altona and Ballarat offices servicing transport, logistics, warehousing and civil construction industries.


Saxon Dswonitsky –  Barossa

Saxon began his recruitment career over eight years ago following various roles in retail, hospitality, manufacturing and trade services.

Since starting his career in recruitment, Saxon has worked in blue collar recruitment, professional resourcing, job network services and business development roles.


Richard CarrabottRichard Carrabott – Bendigo, Castlemaine and North Melbourne

Richard Carrabott enjoys the reputation of being an expert in the security industry. Richard is experienced and licensed in all facets of security; such as training, static guard, crowd control, risk management and patrols. Richard and his team also focus on the construction, healthcare and industrial sectors.


Danielle Burling –  Blacktown

Danielle has more than 5 years’ experience in specialist recruitment and staffing solutions with major manufacturing organisations across Australia. As a “hand-on” Recruitment Manager, Danielle oversees, manages and ensures quality delivery of job orders, rostering, shift allocations, candidate approvals, compliance approvals, client candidate confirmations and start checks to all client sites. Danielle manages our in-house team to provide a reliable, single point of contact for our clients to ensure your time-frames are met.


Debbie Carr –  Brisbane CBD

Debbie has 12 years’ experience in South East Queensland within the blue and white collar recruitment sectors working in various roles such as Account Manager, State Sales Manager, South East QLD Regional Manager and State Manager. Debbie’s passion lies with growing new and existing business for local and national clients.  Debbie’s strength is listening to her clients, to gain an understanding of her clients various roles, ensuring WorkforceXS are providing the Right People at the Right Time. Debbie has years of experience in Project Managing bulk recruitment drives with critical deadlines.


Tony Petschy-  Brisbane CBD

Tony has 12 years’ experience in the engineering industry as a Production Manager prior to his 10 years’ experience in South East Queensland as a Senior Account Manager in the blue and white collar recruitment sector. Being trade-qualified, along with his production background, allows Tony to understand the various roles and skill sets required in putting the best person forward for your trade roles. OH&S focused, end-to-end bulk recruitment and growing existing business is where Tony’s passion lies in ensuring his client’s and employee’s are happy with his superior customer service.


Justin Thompson –  Geelong

Justin is the owner and operator of the WorkforceXS Geelong office. Justin has spent over 13 years in senior recruitment, HR and employment positions. He is an avid follower of recruitment trends paying particular attention to the ever changing demands of each industry to identify the best solutions possible. Justin has also spent time in Directorial positions developing a thorough understanding of the importance of outsourced recruitment partners. Justin has worked in and for a number of industries including Blue and White collar sectors in both not for profit and private enterprise settings.


Adam Woodward –  Gungahlin

Adam began his recruitment career more than 8 years ago following various roles in retail, hospitality, manufacturing and trade services. However, once he had experienced the satisfaction of finding the right person for the right job he never looked back. Since starting his career in recruitment, Adam has worked in blue collar recruitment, professional resourcing, job network services and business development roles. His core strengths are his excellent communication and people skills which allow him to relate to a broad range of stakeholders, listening to their requirements to determine what is needed to solve their staffing problems.


Phillip Hookway – Hobart & Launceston

Phillip Hookway owns and operates the WorkforceXS Launceston Office. Phillip comes to us with an extensive history working in the labour hire and recruitment industry, where he has built lasting relationships with many key clients and candidates. Phillip has strong experience in servicing the Agriculture, Mining, Manufacturing, Industrial Services, and Transport & Logistics sectors.


Neil Adams – Lakewood Health

Neil Adams owns and operates the WorkforceXS Lakewood Health office and has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. Quick response times and effective placements are Neil’s strengths, which have resulted in Neil growing long-term relationships with many facilities.


Phil McLeanPhil McLean – Monbulk

Phil McLean has been with WorkforceXS for more than a decade and owns and operates the Monbulk office. His skills and abilities have allowed him and his team to expand and service numerous industries throughout both the inner and outer metropolitan areas of Melbourne.


lou-diakoumakosLou Diakoumakos – Moonee Ponds

For a number of years Lou has worked extensively in various recruitment and labour hire sales positions in Melbourne. Lou joined the WorkforceXS network in 2016 has readily services the industrial, transport & logistics and warehousing sectors across the north west of Melbourne.


Les AtlasLes Atlas – Mount Waverley

Les Atlas owns and operates the WorkforceXS Mount Waverley office. Les and his team focus on the residential and commercial construction industries. Les prides himself on his team’s ability to satisfactorily place appropriately skilled candidates at their client’s worksites.


Ian Gomez – North Sydney

Ian Gomez joined WorkforceXS North Sydney with a 15 year background in the business services, transport and logistics and industrial sectors. Ian began his career with WorkforceXS as a Recruitment Consultant, prior to becoming Recruitment Manager. In 2016, Ian became the Director of WorkforceXS North Sydney. His experience and knowledge over many sectors allows him to work closely with clients and candidates, to place the RIGHT candidate in the RIGHT job.


Ross Thompson – Nowra and Wollongong

Ross Thompson owns and operates WorkforceXS Nowra and WorkforceXS Wollongong. Ross has been very successful in the Business to Business space over the last 15 years. He brings extensive recruitment experience to his business and understands how important having the RIGHT people in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time is critical for a business’s success.


Nick-Turner-Osborne-ParkNick Turner –  Osborne Park

Nick has many years experience working in recruitment and established our first WA franchise in 2014. He specialises in servicing the transport & logistics, construction and manufacturing sectors. Nick has a talent for building strong relationships with both clients and candidates.


Joseph Ooi –  Strathfield Health

Joseph is a passionate and effective Talent Acquisition, Recruitment and HR professional with more than 20 years’ experience obtained from various industries. Joseph specialises in Aged Care, Hospital, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device recruitment. Having worked from large recruitment agencies to top 20 pharmaceutical organisations, he understands the best healthcare recruitment strategies for each organisation requires a detailed understanding and customised solutions.


Adrian Gorlick – Sunshine Health

Adrian has a sound business and recruitment background within aged care, community and disability sectors. His most recent roles have been as the Business Development Manager and State Manager in two of Queensland’s leading nursing and health care recruitment agencies. Adrian has a Bachelor of Business that complements his role as Director of Workforce Extensions Sunshine Health. Adrian has the passion, qualifications, local knowledge and expert experience necessary to provide the highest standard of quality service required to make a truly valuable contribution to the Queensland healthcare industry.


Dick Cameron Dick Cameron – Tamworth

Dick Cameron and Laurie Carrigan are the owners of the WorkforceXS Tamworth office. Laurie and Dick believe integrity makes a good business and that element is instilled in all the Tamworth team members. The Tamworth team works hard to ensure that each client is serviced in the RIGHT way, on time, every time. The WorkforceXS Tamworth office services a vast array of industries throughout New England and beyond.


Laurie-Carrigan-TamworthLaurie Carrigan – Tamworth

Dick Cameron and Laurie Carrigan are the owners of the WorkforceXS Tamworth office. Laurie and Dick believe integrity makes a good business and that element is instilled in all the Tamworth team members. The Tamworth team works hard to ensure that each client is serviced in the RIGHT way, on time, every time. The WorkforceXS Tamworth office services a vast array of industries throughout New England.


Luke Henderson – Traralgon, Bairnsdale, Sale and Warragul

Luke has over 9 years of experience in employment services and has a proven record in working with businesses, to not only improve productivity, but also increase profit through smarter staffing structures. Luke is extremely well networked right across Gippsland and has a “can do” attitude towards helping businesses achieve their goals.


Testimonials

WorkforceXS provides 24 hour permanent onsite guards, and security management for the new Don KRC site in Castlemaine.

George Weston Foods, Management

WorkforceXS provides an integrated and tailored security services to Flowserve’s large 5 hectare factory site.

Flowserve Australia, Management

Les Atlas and his team at WorkforceXS also have a strong data base of specialised labour and together we can usually overcome most labour shortage issues.

Ross Payne, Glenvill Pty Ltd