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The people we represent are the candidates who make our clients’ companies more dynamic, innovative and progressive. Our clients and candidates set us apart; we’re proud that our work enables them to do what they do best – make a difference in the industry and community. Aptus is where talent and successful employers meet.

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Meet the team

Founding Director

Tom Murphy

Tom founded Aptus Personnel (Aus) in March 2010. The foundations of Aptus are a true reflection of Tom’s personality – a friendly, open person with a genuine interest in the quality of service to people’s careers and the employers they choose. Tom’s philosophy is “if we don’t provide the best environment, mature fun culture with true flexibility in working conditions, we simply don’t deserve to attract nor retain the leaders of our industry. Ultimately then who are we to advise our clients and people on career choices?”

To this day Tom continues to enjoy working with several key clients, mentor our consultants and is actively working on Life According to Murf focusing on coaching and empowerment.

Managing Director | Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Lee McAndrews

Lee is responsible for servicing our clients across Buildings, Land & Infrastructure. Lee works with Engineers, Drafters/Designers, Project Managers, Planners, Surveyors, Urban and Landscape Design from graduates to Directors assisting with Strategic Appointments in both private and public organisations.

Lee has spent most of his career in civil construction however in 2010 he decided to take a leap into recruitment. With Lee’s understanding of construction & technical areas of a project, he is a key contributor to Aptus and the industry as a whole.

Lee’s areas of specialisation are Structural Engineering, Drafting, and Management across Buildings, Civil Structures & Telco.

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Associate Director, Civil Manager | Civil Consulting

Ian Willett

Ian comes from a strong sales and recruitment background having worked as Team Manager, Sales Executive and has been a Recruitment Consultant for over ten years now.

After 7 years within sales Ian decided to move into recruitment and in 2010 he started working as a 360 consultant in the Rail Infrastructure industry. After a successful career in the UK Ian decided on the move across to Australia and is now servicing our clients national, predominantly within the Civil & Infrastructure space (consultancy to construction). Ian has built strong relationships as a result of providing the right fit for clients and candidates ensuring long term sustainable solutions.

Ian’s Areas of specialisation are Engineering, Design, Project Management & Surveying for Land Development & The Built Environment.

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Principal Consultant | Structural Consulting

Siobhan Barrett

Siobhan has been with Aptus since late 2014 and is a passionate advocate for both her clients and candidates. With a decade in customer service before recruitment, she always strives to put people first, providing the highest level of value possible.

Her areas of focus cover Structural Consulting across buildings and infrastructure, incorporating Engineering, Drafting, Modelling, BIM and all things digital.

Siobhan is highly dedicated and passionate about her career and the industry as a whole. She believes having a strong understanding of the built environment, the latest projects and market changes is key to a successful career. She engages people with the utmost respect and integrity and holds developing long-lasting relationships to the highest degree.

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Team Leader | Residential Construction

Brian Mackey

Brian came to Aptus with over 4 years recruitment industry experience from both the Australian and Irish market. Beginning his Recruitment career with a boutique agency before joining a global brand where he worked in the Financial Services market initially in Ireland and then in Australia. Following in the footsteps of his father and brother, Brian entered the construction industry and joined Aptus to manage the Residential Construction arm of the business in June 2016.

Over the past four years, Brian has built on the existing relationships and fostered new ones ensuring his candidates have an array of options to choose from and his clients can meet the best candidates on the market.

Brian specialises in effective questioning, process management, and building positive mutually beneficial relationships while getting time-efficient results.

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Recruitment Consultant | Civil Consulting

Locklan Masters

Locklan joined Aptus in April 2020 to oversee the civil construction space, specializing in white-collar engineering and supervisory roles for contractors nationwide.

With just short of 2 years of industry experience, Locky has worked with some of Australia’s biggest contractors. Locky strives to consistently provide a thorough and professional service to his clients and candidates by gaining a strong understanding of requirements and duties.

Areas of specialisation include supervisory staff, engineering, estimation, project management, and contract administration.

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Accounts Officer | Accounting & Finance, HR & Business Support

Laura Oswald

Laura first joined Aptus as an Accounts Officer and has been an invaluable member of the team ever since. With a strong background from multiple Finance and Administrative roles in the last 9 years in the UK and Australia under her belt, Laura brings with her experience in the Engineering, Landscaping, SaaS and Production firms.

Laura’s strong passion for analysing just about anything, saving money where possible and her thorough understanding of finance and administration fuels Aptus’ operational services.

Marketing Coordinator | Marketing

Kat Mossafayan

Kat joined Aptus to vamp things up in the creative space. As a recent graduate, Kat spent her pre-University and University days exploring all things Marketing and channeling her efforts to gain hands-on experience through voluntary roles, internships and a part-time Marketing position in a wholesale energy company.

An advocate for pairing creatives with data, Kat has strong interests in integrated marketing communications, copywriting, data-driven marketing and market research.

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Talent Resourcer | Civil & Buildings, Land & Infrastructure

Vivienne Ellis

With a real passion for people, Vivienne joined Aptus in November 2020 to match top talent with great companies. With a background in Customer Service and Recruitment, Vivienne assists in the Civil and Buildings, Land and Infrastructure teams.

Vivienne knows that the strongest asset to any place of business is their employees, she prides herself in creating strong, meaningful relationships with all her candidates and has developed many longstanding careers.

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