Expert talent recruitment and people solutions for Geelong and Victoria’s South West

Harvest is a boutique talent recruitment and HR consultancy firm based in Geelong.

We are regional experts in providing bespoke talent solutions.

Some of our solutions include:

  • Leading the end-to-end recruitment across a broad range of specialist, technical and hard-to-fill roles;
  • Managing Executive search assignments;
  • Co-creating, designing and delivering fit-for-purpose solutions across the employee lifecycle; and
  • Delivering outplacement, career counselling, EAP and coaching programs.

We do what we do best so that you have more time to do what you do best.

Maree HerathDirector
Maree HerathDirector

With over twenty five years working in recruitment, Maree has significant global experience recruiting for some of APACs leading brands across Melbourne, Perth and Hong Kong.

Returning to her hometown of Geelong in 2009, Maree established Harvest to bring best-practice talent acquisition and Executive search to the Geelong and South West Victoria regions. Today, Harvest is a well-known player in the Geelong talent recruitment, Executive search and human resources field with strong experience in placing some of the region’s most difficult to fill roles.

Maree’s focus is on strategic account management and business development, but has a particular soft spot for recruiting across:

  • Executive search;
  • Oil & gas and petrochemicals;
  • Manufacturing and logistics;
  • Transport;
  • Engineering;
  • Construction;
  • Resources and energy; and
  • Life sciences.
Simone JonesTeam Leader - Recruitment Services
Simone JonesTeam Leader - Recruitment Services

Simone is an experienced Recruiter and qualified Human Resources professional having commenced her career in recruitment progressing into senior HR positions.

Having worked in Melbourne, London and most recently in Geelong, Simone is regarded as a high performer with a professional and personable approach. Simone is a natural people person who lives to help others, bring out the best in her team and foster the quality relationships she works hard to develop.

Simone resides just out of Geelong with her husband and her two daughters. Having relocated to Geelong just over a year ago, they were drawn to Geelong due to the laid back lifestyle, gorgeous beaches and the business growth set for Geelong’s future.

Simone has joined Harvest leading our dedicated team of Consultants to deliver quality customer service and achieve outstanding results for both our Clients and our Candidates.

Sean WalshPrincipal Consultant
Sean WalshPrincipal Consultant

Sean is an experienced recruitment professional specialising in executive placements. A commercially astute consultant and account manager, Sean matches high performing candidates with commensurate career opportunities in various sectors.

He is a trusted advisor to clients and candidates alike, offering market insight with a wide industry network. He has successfully recruited talent into leading blue chip and SME Australian organisations.

Sean’s approach to innovation is to develop new ways of unearthing talent outside of traditional sourcing methods.

Chantale White Harvest Recruitment Geelong
Chantale WhiteConsultant
Chantale WhiteConsultant

Chantale has a Bachelor of Human Resource Management, accompanied with over 5 years’ experience in Recruitment, Human Resource Management and Organisational Development.

Chantale is adept in providing support to clients in areas such as policy development and reviews, reviewing and developing training material, position description development, and HR systems and process reviews.

Chantale will play a key role in providing recruitment solutions, workforce planning, talent management, and general HR support and guidance.

Tanya DerrettCareers Specialist
Tanya DerrettCareers Specialist

Tanya has over 13 years’ experience in helping people understand and define their next steps.

Tanya has worked in careers leadership positions with people at all points of the employment life cycle and across industries and through Harvest, delivering a range of careers and transition solutions aimed at helping people, market their experience and skill, plan for the future, manage transition through significant professional change.

Tanya holds a Graduate Diploma in Management Communication, Graduate Certificates in Career Development, Adult Training and Education and is certified MBTI 1 and 11 and Morrisby training.

Whether it’s starting your career journey, developing professionally, enhancing your job applications, searching for your next role or negotiating change, Harvest Careers can provide the boost and inspiration you need for the next step.

Ashleigh DurhamExecutive Officer
Ashleigh DurhamExecutive Officer

With a Diploma in Human Resource Management, Ashleigh brings over 10 years in HR administrative support in the recruitment industry.

She has ten years in the sector and has been accustomed to being the sole administrator responsible for providing coordination, administration and office management support for a team of executive recruitment consultants.

Ashleigh plays a key support role, assisting with responding to candidate queries, CV formatting, arranging interviews, preparing employment contracts for temp employees as well as various administrative duties.

We work closely with our clients and it shows