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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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Senior Recruitment 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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Senior Recruitment Consultant | Building Services

Alan Pratt

Alan joined Aptus in November 2017 to lead the Building Services sector.

As an experienced engineering recruiter Alan is able to provide an in-depth and knowledgeable service to his clients and candidates across the built environment having successfully for the past 10 years worked across Melbourne’s Land Development, Infrastructure and now returning to Building Services sectors.

Alan is always available to network with engineering & construction professionals, whether it be an interested party in a new opportunity or just to keep up to speed with who is doing what and where in the engineering world.

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Recruitment Consultant | Survey & Civil Contracting

Adam Lane

Adam joined Aptus Personnel in August 2017 to assist with the continued growth of the Buildings, Land & Infrastructure division and has 7 years of industry experience.

Areas of specialisation are Engineering & Cadastral Surveyors, Engineering, Design, Project Management for Land Development & The Built Environment. Adopting a transparent specialist search, Adam continues to make both his clients and candidates happy through a wide network of industry contacts.

In Adam’s free time, he enjoys attempting long runs, smiling at random dogs and live music events.

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Recruitment Consultant | Residential Construction

Thomas Vinen

Born and bred in Melbourne, Thomas is proudly Aussie through and through. After a successful career in Realestate for 5+ years, he has now spread his wings into Recruitment and is loving it.

There is nothing he likes more than seeing happy faces – especially that of his clientele. Thomas always goes the extra mile for all clients and candidates.

Coming into Recruitment, Thomas continues to expand his extensive business development experience and inquisitive nature. Leaving no questions unasked and no stone unturned, Thomas understands anyone he comes across to make the best match for all client and candidate requirements.

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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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Recruitment Consultant | Building Services & Subcontractors

Áine O’Donnell

Having joined Aptus in May 2020, Áine specialises in white-collar recruitment for the building services and subcontractors space nationwide. Areas of specialism include project management, site-based managerial roles, engineering, estimating and drafting.

Hailing from Ireland she has just shy of two years experience recruiting in the construction space in Melbourne. Áine has successfully built relationships with a variety of well established, successful contractors.

Áine is passionate about what she does and aims to develop long-lasting relationships based on trust, integrity and honesty.

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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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