Brad Pense

Managing Director

Brad’s Background
Brad joined RecruitWest in 2005 with over 15 years of experience as a Surveyor and Engineer, working in the Mining, Civil Construction, and Government sectors.

Brad’s Role at RecruitWest
Brad has the vision of creating an internal work environment that is the preferred choice of Recruitment Consultants and their Staff. Since becoming Managing Director in 2008, Brad has taken RecruitWest on a sustained path of growth and development, embracing Management development and Employee training as the centrepieces of team building. The results are reflected in the long-term business relationships nurtured, staff loyalty, and continued improvement of the RecruitWest service. Brad stresses that ” it is vitally important to understand exactly what the Client and Employee needs are, to understand what role RecruitWest plays in meeting those needs. 

Outside of the Office
Brad enjoys getting away from Perth for the weekend and going on camping trips with friends and family, and also enjoys sailing.

– Commenced December 2005

Janelle Coppin

Operations Manager

Janelle’s Background
Janelle became a part of the RecruitWest team, bringing with her more than 15 years of expertise in the recruitment field. Her career journey has encompassed various sectors, such as Civil Construction, Facilities Management, Trades, Mining, White Collar, Transport and Logistics, and Professional Services. Beyond her recruitment industry background, Janelle has gained valuable experience working in retail, as a Site Manager on-site in the Goldfields, and even as a Road Train Operator, thus adding a diverse range of experiences to her professional repertoire.

Janelle’s Role at RecruitWest
In her role as Operations Manager at RecruitWest, Janelle bears the responsibility of ensuring operational excellence and guiding the team toward success within the business.
Throughout the past several years, Janelle has taken on a series of leadership positions, each presenting unique challenges and providing valuable insights. These diverse experiences have equipped her with invaluable expertise in effective people management, team development, and the art of being a dependable and trusted leader. She firmly believes that a successful leader must possess the ability to ignite enthusiasm and envision innovative possibilities.
Moreover, Janelle is deeply passionate about customer service, maintaining operational excellence, and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to fulfilling promises.

Outside of the Office
Janelle finds great joy in spending quality time with her family and friends. In addition to her personal pursuits, she actively volunteers at her local soccer club, where she dedicates her efforts to securing sponsorships and managing marketing and communications initiatives.     

– Commenced September 2023

Ben de Chanéet

SouthWest Operations Manager

Ben’s Background
Ben has a background in Recruitment, Tourism, and the Construction Industry as a Carpenter.

Ben’s Role at RecruitWest
Ben is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Bunbury office, and focuses on developing long-standing working relationships with businesses throughout the South West. Ben works closely with his clients providing HR, IR, and WHS, solutions.

Outside of the Office
Ben’s passions involve the ocean and his family, and on weekends, you will always find him in, on, or around, the water, with his kids, surfing, sailing, or just having fun.

– Commenced April 2008

Rachel Ward

HR Manager

Rachel’s Background
Rachel immigrated to Australia in 1988 and at the age of 18 headed up North looking for adventure, this led to an 8-year career as a fixed and mobile plant operator in the North West and Northern Territory.

Rachel’s Role at RecruitWest
Rachel joined the RecruitWest team in 2005 and her diverse background and experience have seen Rachel move from a Recruitment Consultant into the position of HR and WHS Manager. Her grass roots knowledge of the company and involvement in the continuous improvement of our processes and procedures have underpinned the service we provide today.

Outside of the Office
Rachel enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. She also enjoys reading and participating in a book club.

– Commenced November 2005

Jacinta Scannell


Jacinta’s Background
Jacinta is a CPA-qualified Accountant with a background in accounting for iron ore mining, food service, airlines, travel, gas pipeline construction, public transport management, and now recruitment.

Jacinta’s Role at RecruitWest
Jacinta’s responsibilities include all facets of financial accounting; management reporting; statutory compliance (eg. ATO, BAS, PAYGW, Office of State Revenue, Superannuation, and CILSL); and Payroll.

Outside of the Office
Jacinta spends time with her three children, playing the piano, social tennis, and running for fitness. She is the Treasurer of her daughter’s calisthenics club (5th year on the executive committee) and enjoys supporting and watching the WA Ballet performances throughout each year.

– Commenced May 2014

Toni Anderson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Toni’s Background
Toni has had over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing along with a strong Hospitality background. With this experience, she transitioned into Recruitment 3 years ago and has joined our team to focus on FIFO roles.

Toni’s Role at RecruitWest
Toni’s primary recruitment focus is blue collar FIFO, allowing her to fill roles such as Mining and Civil Mobile Plant Operators and Heavy Duty Fitters.

Outside of the Office
Toni enjoys the social side of life allowing her to explore the abundance of Cafés, Restaurants and Bars Perth has to offer. Not a fan of Summer she enjoys the winter months so she has an excuse to watch every AFL game she can get to or watch at home with friends.

– Commenced March 2019

Mira Hoera

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Mira’s Background
Mira has a background in hospitality, with 11 years as a restaurant manager and experience with end-to-end high-volume recruitment strategies and processes.

Mira’s Role at RecruitWest
Mira is a bright and passionate individual dedicated to providing the highest quality of service both to clients and candidates. She is responsible for recruiting anything entry-level to high-skilled blue-collar roles within the Perth Metro space.

Outside of the Office
Mira spends her time with her family and friends. She finds great joy in software engineering specifically in coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and SEO.

– Commenced October 2023

Nash Govender

Recruitment Consultant

Nash’s Background
“I am a God-fearing person and have a diverse background in Hospitality, Finance and Management with much focus on Customer Service and thrive in a team environment where my interpersonal skills allow me to collaborate effectively and build strong relationships. I genuinely enjoy helping people and find fulfillment in exceeding their expectations.”

Nash’s role at RecruitWest
Nash’s role is Recruitment Resourcer and assists with screening candidates and booking interviews. Part of the role also includes database management to ensure that all profiles have the most recent candidate contact information, and resumes and that they are correctly skilled in their field of work.

Outside the office
“I love spending time with my family in nature and have a passion for cooking good food. I also enjoy fishing, camping and doing road trips – sometimes even to nowhere and back. In my free time, I do volunteer work with people suffering from drug and alcohol addictions and offer free counselling to anyone who needs someone to talk to about their struggles.”

– Commenced September 2023

Kristelle Laverack

Recruitment Consultant

Kristelle’s Background
Kristelle has come from New South Wales to start a new beginning in WA. Her background is HR, industrial relations, retail management and recruitment and hopes to bring that spark of achieving greatness with a supporting team and build relationships throughout the business.

Kristelle’s role at RecruitWest
Kristelle’s role as Recruitment Consultant is assisting with the screening and interviewing process of candidates for both white and blue collar roles and ensuring long-term working relationships with existing clients and candidates within the Perth Metro Team.

Outside the office
Kristelle enjoys spending time with her partner on days he is home from FIFO. Catching up with family via video phone. She is also a lover of coffee and food, exploring new places and enjoying what Perth has to offer.            

                                                                                                                                           – Commenced May 2024

Andrea Tonneau

Recruitment Resourcer

Andrea’s Background
Andrea arrived in Perth in 2019 from France and was working as mobile plant operator in the Pilbara & Goldfields. She decided to work locally for a better work/life balance and enjoys the challenges of being part of the RecruitWest Team.

Andrea’s role at RecruitWest
Andrea is a Recruitment Resourcer and assists with screening candidates and booking interviews for positions in the Civil and Mining industry. Her role also includes database management and administration duties.

Outside the office
She likes to travel the world and discover new cultures. Very social, she is always out, trying new restaurants, cafes, bars and activities with her friends.  

                                                                                                                                  - Commenced November 2023

Kelli Gardiner

Recruitment & Marketing Administrator

Kelli’s Background
Kelli has worked for several different companies over the years in different industries and likes the challenges that being part of a recruitment agency brings, thriving on working in a team environment.

Kelli’s Role at RecruitWest
Kelli looks after the daily administration duties and assists all staff members where help as required. She also looks after the marketing and promotion of RecruitWest, as well as the job vacancies, and loves to greet candidates and visitors to the office.

Outside of the Office
Kelli keeps busy working at Perth Racing Saturdays and spends Sundays catching up with friends/family and is a dedicated, one-eyed West Coast Eagles supporter.

– Commenced January 2020

Julia Nuthall


Julia’s Background
During her work career, Julia has held various administrative roles with several engineering companies and enjoys the challenges of working in the recruitment industry.    

Julia’s Role at RecruitWest
In her roles as Reception she is the face of RecruitWest. From welcoming clients with a smile, completing administration duties to assisting the RecruitWest Team where possible.

Outside the office
Julia enjoys all things DIY and is a thrifting enthusiast with a passion for gardening and movie nights. She also loves cooking delicious meals for family and friends

                                                                                                                                    – Commenced February 2024