Meet the Recruit Personnel Team!
Camilla Nalder – Owner & Director
Camilla Nalder is the owner and director of Recruit Personnel.
Prior to starting Recruit Personnel, Camilla played a fundamental role in the business development as her role as Director of Strategic Partnerships with Alliance People Solutions.
Camilla directed the ACCESS division until July 2014 that was the largest private provider of the Federal Government’s Australian Apprenticeship Access Program. This division was dedicated and focused to placing participants into apprenticeships and traineeships with remarkable outcomes. The success rate produced an average outcome of 45-50% of participants finding a new career path whether it be a traineeship, apprenticeship or full time and part time work.
As Senior Consultant in previous roles, Camilla focussed on recruitment, training and placement of the Army Reserves Personnel and the Indigenous Communities Alliance programs. Camilla has successfully delivered a diverse range of programs for both Government and private sector clients throughout Australia.
Camilla joined the Alliance team having had an extensive and diverse career path both in Australia and abroad.
With extensive experience across a range of industry sectors, Camilla’s areas of expertise are in recruitment, management, leadership and development.
Camilla works closely with both clients and candidates understanding that relationships are built from the ground up.
Paul Callinan – Business Development Manager
Since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2002 with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Paul Callinan has mapped out a career path in the Recruitment and Training industry which led him to become the Owner and Managing Director of Alliance People Solutions after he purchased it in 2004.
As a Maitland local, the opportunity for Paul to own, operate and grow a professional services business in the heart of Maitland was extremely exciting and in 2003, the opportunity presented itself.
Having many years of experience in the employment, vocational education and training sector, working with a range of partners to build solutions for their needs, Paul has demonstrated a firm commitment to assisting others achieve their life ambitions through structured learning and successful career placements.
Paul’s strong connection to the Hunter has been the pivotal point for establishing recruitment & training company that can have a positive effect in people’s lives.
Paul also has made a huge commitment to work closely with community organisations to manage and facilitate numerous programs aimed at assisting people with disabilities, indigenous, and disadvantaged people in gaining employment and training.
Paul takes on the role of Business Development Manager with Recruit Personnel, building on his many alliances both locally and across the State.
Trish Petersen – Recruitment Manager
Trish leads the Recruitment division of Recruit Personnel with a hands on approach building and maintaining relationships with both clients and candidates.
Trish worked at Alliance People Solutions since the beginning in 2004 and was on the frontline of the many changes and growth over its 12 years in business. Being raised in the Hunter Valley, Trish understands the importance of working closely with the real needs of her clients and candidates.
Trish has also experienced the changes and growth within the local area and has been central in servicing the recruitment needs of local businesses over the years and continues to build strong industry ties.
Trish has an extensive experience in Management, Recruitment, Marketing and Media having worked for a high profile National sporting franchise and a large banking institution previous to moving into recruitment. Trish understands the need for both getting a job done quickly and with integrity.
Trish’s clients’ know that she is always accessible to sort out any recruitment needs or advice they may have.
Luke Williams – Recruitment Consultant
Raised in the Hunter Valley, Luke has over six (6) years working in the Recruitment industry across private recruitment firms and has extensive experience building client relationships, filing roles and candidate management.
Having completed a Boilermaking Apprenticehip with Forgacs Dockyard in 2007 and worked across the engineering sector, Luke has excellent industry knowledge to compliment his recruitment portfolio to assist in dealing with both clients and candidates with a focus on Work, Health & Safety in the workplace.
Jane Peters – Communications, Marketing & Engagement Specialist
Jane continues her role with Recruit Personnel having worked with Alliance People Solutions for over 4 years in a marketing and communications role. Having graduated from the Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies, Jane worked in Sydney for a large advertising company as Account Manager across a wide range of clients, including large fast food retailers, media outlets, events, insurance, construction and airlines.
Later Jane moved abroad and has lived and worked for many years in both New York City and in Europe across sales and marketing roles in yachting, fashion and design.
Raised in the Hunter, Jane has a strong affiliation with the local area and working with local businesses and candidates is a rewarding part of her role.
Amy Thomas – Recruitment Resourcer
Amy has joined Recruit Personnel in 2017 supporting the Recruitment team as a Recruitment Resourcer. Amy’s motto is “success lies not in the result but in the effort”. Amy has worked locally with a large recruitment company since 2008, predominately in labour hire to the Mining Industry as Recruitment Consultant and Recruitment Team Leader. Amy lives locally in the Hunter Valley.
Leanne Akers – Accounts
Leanne joined Recruit Personnel in 2016 and handles the accounts and payroll division. Leanne has the important role of making sure everyone receives their correct pay as well as handling the accounts. Prior to joining Recruit Personnel, Leanne worked in Accounts and Payroll for a local recruitment company since 2010. Prior to this role, Leanne ran her own business for 25 years and has lived in the Hunter since her early teens and considers herself a local to the Hunter Valley!
Kirrily Hodges – Receptionist
Kirrily joined Recruit Personnel as a trainee Receptionist in 2017, having completed Year 10 locally. Kirrily continues to gain the skills and knowledge of her role and takes on new challenges as they arise, finding her traineeship a rewarding experience.