Bringing expertise in executive search, specialist recruitment and human resources for Geelong and South West Victoria

Harvest is an executive search, specialist talent recruitment and human resources firm, proudly based in Geelong.

We are Victoria’s regional experts in providing bespoke talent solutions.

Some of our solutions include:

  • Managing executive search assignments, including C-Suite
  • Leading the end-to-end recruitment across a broad range of specialists including people and culture, marketing and communications, finance and accounts, legal, technical and other hard-to-fill roles
  • People Solutions through Harvest’s HR events and programs or HR consultancy; and
  • Delivering outplacement and career coaching.

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

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Maree Herath Director
Maree Herath Director

Highly qualified Maree has undertaken formal studies in Science (B.Sci) and Business (B.Bus), training (CertIV TAE) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course with further professional development in economics, technology and leadership.

Maree has 30 years’ experience in industry, predominantly in the provision of recruitment and HR services across, Melbourne, Perth and Hong Kong with international recruitment firm, Hudson.

Maree is Director of boutique end-to-end HR services firm, Harvest (est’d 2009) and with her years working across diverse industries, on thousands of assignments, Maree brings the ability to hone on disciplines, sectors and capabilities very quickly.

Recently awarded the Geelong Business Leader of the Year, Maree is Past President of the Geelong Business Club, sits on the Cultural and Economic Development Pillar of G21, the Strategy and Policy Committee of the Committee for Geelong, the Board of Barwon Community Legal Services and has memberships to the Geelong Chamber of Commerce (Silver Partner) and AHRI – Australia’s Peak Human Resource body.

Hayley Smith Recruitment Team Lead
Hayley Smith Recruitment Team Lead

Based in the Sunshine Coast, Hayley is no stranger to Harvest, having worked as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, Candidate Engagement Manager and now Recruitment Team Lead. With over 5 years’ experience in Recruitment, working across a variety of industries across Australia, Hayley brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to researching and sourcing the perfect candidate for the job. Hayley thrives on creating and maintaining positive and lasting connections with candidate and clients and providing them with tailored and bespoke talent solutions. If you’re a job seeker looking for your next opportunity, reach out to Hayley today to discuss your next move.

When she’s not in the home office you’ll find her on the beautiful beaches of Mooloolaba with her family and fur babies.

Arzoo Thakur Senior Recruitment Consultant
Arzoo Thakur Senior Recruitment Consultant

With over eight years of professional experience, including more than six years dedicated to recruitment across Australia and New Zealand, Arzoo is our Senior Recruitment Consultant who has gained skills and experience in both internal and agency end-to-end recruitment.

Her expertise include stakeholder management, relationship building, candidate sourcing and overseeing candidates’ journey through the interview process, from preparation to final offer negotiation. The dynamic nature of recruitment appeals to her along with the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of people. Each day presents new challenges and learning opportunities, which she finds both stimulating and rewarding. Facilitating the connection between candidates and their ideal work environment, where they can contribute meaningfully and feel valued.

Arzoo is an outgoing person who enjoys socialising with friends and family on weekends. Originally from India, she lived in New Zealand for eight years before making her move to Australia. She is proficient in three languages, loves Indian and Nepalese street food, indoor gardening, volunteering and is a big cricket fan.

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Keiton Grace Recruitment Coordinator
Keiton Grace Recruitment Coordinator

In the recruitment industry since 2021, Keiton progressed from an Admin Assistant to Recruitment Consultant, then to 2IC, and ultimately to Branch Manager of a national blue collar Agency Geelong office.

A proud Geelong local, Keiton has demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving results and a deep loyalty to the businesses he serves.

As a results-driven professional, Keiton thrives in dynamic environments where he can leverage his skills to contribute to the success of his team and organisation. He is also a dedicated team player who values collaboration and enjoys learning new things to enhance his capabilities.

Keiton’s journey in the recruitment industry has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the field, from administrative functions to strategic leadership. He is passionate about connecting talented individuals with opportunities that allow them to excel, and he is committed to fostering a supportive and productive workplace.

Outside of work, Keiton enjoys listening to music and traveling, always seeking new experiences and opportunities to broaden his horizons.

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Ashleigh Psimaris (Maternity Leave) Executive Officer
Ashleigh Psimaris (Maternity Leave) Executive Officer

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

Well established in the sector, she 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 provides hands on coordination of all aspects of office management. It’s a diverse and active role ensuring the smooth running of operational, human resources, systems and administrative functions. She also provides confidential administrative, secretarial and project support to the Director.

We work closely with our clients and it shows

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