Team

Our Team

Kylie Blackwell

Kylie Blackwell

Director - Melbourne

​I am a hands-on leader who thrives on bringing the best out in people. Having commenced my recruitment career in 2002, I spent most of my career recruiting senior finance executives into the commercial industry and leading large teams across multiple disciplines.As the Director of Ambition Victoria and a key member of the executive le...

Chris Crolla

Chris Crolla

Director - Sydney

As the Director of the Sydney business at Ambition & AccountAbility I provide our consultants and team leaders with unequivocal support, guidance, coaching and direction. I lead all of our Sydney teams including accounting support, qualified finance, technology & ...

Ming Cheung

Ming Cheung

Associate Director – Technology & Business Transformation

​My background:My career to date has been dedicated to technology recruitment. Initially working in the United Kingdom, I married an Australian and migrated to Melbourne in 1998. I have established and developed high performing teams in both start-up and established businesses. Throughout my career, I have remained ...

Paul McCann

Paul McCann

Principal Consultant - Transformation & Projects

My background:I am an experienced senior recruiter working in the Business Transformation & Projects practice in Sydney. I was born in Belgium and moved to England when I was 5, growing up in North London. I joined Ambition in February 2016 after 12 months travelling in South America and off the bac...

Charlie Fitzroy

Charlie Fitzroy

Principal Consultant - Funds Management - National

My background:I work across the banking and financial services sector nationally. I joined Ambition in 2011 and built an in-depth knowledge of wealth management, fund administration and financial market operations. Acting as an integral member of the banking and financial services team, I have been a major contributor to the tea...

Yolande Maritz

Yolande Maritz

Divisional Lead - Finance & Commercial - Sydney

My background:​I am a senior Finance and Accounting recruiter who has been actively recruiting in this space over the last 15 years in both South Africa and Australia. I currently lead the Finance and Commercial team here in Sydney.I started my recruitment career in 2009 in South Africa just as the global financial crisis...

Owen Marquis

Owen Marquis

Senior Consultant - Data & Analytics - Melbourne

​My background:After graduating with a Bachelor of Marketing at Deakin University in 2017, I moved to London and this is where my passion for recruitment was formed. I worked for a search firm that specialised in business transformation and change recruitment. This was one of the drivers that really got me passionate about recru...

Mae Alvar

Mae Alvar

Senior Consultant - Finance & Commercial - Sydney

​My background:I’m a passionate recruiter who is a genuine advocate of adding the “human touch” to human resourcing.I’m an accountant by profession and worked for global automobile and IT companies. Moving to Sydney, I wanted to use my accounting technical knowledge and have the avenue to change people’s lives, and recrui...

Jasmin Dearing

Jasmin Dearing

Senior Consultant - Security & Infrastructure - Sydney

​​My background:I started recruiting in technology four years ago and have experience working in both the UK and US markets, contract and permanent. Through my experience, I bring knowledge of various recruiting methods and market knowledge. After making the move to Sydney this year, I work in the ...

Himali Gurung

Himali Gurung

Senior Consultant - Finance & Commercial - Sydney

​My background: I’ve been recruiting in the Sydney finance market since 2017, specialising with clients in the commerce and industry space. Before joining Ambition in 2024, I gained recruitment experience with a large global recruitment firm and a boutique firm in Sydney, covering both perm and temp markets. At Ambition,...

Andy Lanigan

Andy Lanigan

Senior Consultant - Data & Analytics - Sydney

​My background:My recruitment journey was sparked by a genuine curiosity in people, cultivated during my university studies in psychology. My interest in human behaviour led me to discover my passion for connecting individuals with opportunities that ali...

Jessica Gahang

Jessica Gahang

Consultant - Senior Finance - Melbourne

My background:​After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce, I worked as a state taxes litigator, and then at a large accounting firm as a State Taxes Adviser to some of Victoria’s largest property and development clients. After six years, I decided it was time for a career change. I ch...

Linda McEvilly

Linda McEvilly

Head of People & Culture - Ambition Group, Australia

​​Since joining Ambition in 2012 I have grown within the company from a Contractor Care consultant to my current position as Head of People & Culture.The Ambition Group has provided a great place to work, with great flexibility and opportunity for growth. At Ambition & AccountAbility we're looking to expand our team, if you're ...

Sophie Hirst

Sophie Hirst

Operations Manager

I am a part of the Corporate Services team looking after the Admin and Operations space. I work in a fairly multifaceted role being the Operations Manager. I work closely with both the front and back office to make sure things are running smoothly, whether it be looking after contractor care or payroll services, overseeing the admin su...

Lauren Poll

Lauren Poll

Operations Assistant

​In early 2024 I returned to Australia after living abroad in Canada for 9 years (almost made it to 10). I was looking for a role where I could use my previous work experience and have the opportunity to develop them further. I am the Operations Assistant within the Corporate Services Team, your go-to girl assisting our Operations Ma...

Asveni Rajendran

Asveni Rajendran

Team Assistant, Admin Support (AU)

I am a part of the Corporate Services team, working as a Team Assistant. I support both Melbourne and Sydney consultants with all admin tasks such as formatting CV’s, creating engagement letters, ordering candidate background checks, checking placement compliance, approving placements and change requests and setting contractors up on t...

Gemma Crolla

Gemma Crolla

Digital Marketing Manager

​I manage the marketing team at Ambition. We provide the business with marketing support across a wide variety of channels, utilising some of the best tools and tech in the market to run campaigns and initiatives. I started my career in recruitment back in London over 15 years ago as a consultant and have had the opportunity to not only see t...

Cat Harris

Cat Harris

Graphic Designer & Content Strategist

I work within our marketing team, focusing on graphic design, video production and content strategy. I love design and the power design has to help us communicate and connect to an idea. I enjoy working with our team to bring their ideas to life, and the journey each project takes from conception to completion. I spend my time st...

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Marketing Executive

In my role within the Marketing team of Corporate Services at Ambition, I've found a passionate space where I get to create relatable and useful content for our consultants, candidates, and clients. Since I started at Ambition in 2022, I have received unwavering support and guidance from our wonderful leadership team, which has paved the way ...

James Cameron

James Cameron

Group CFO

Joining the Ambition Group at the closure of 2019, little did we all know what was looming on our doorstep. “What to do? Where do we go? What happens next?”Well, Ambition used this as an opportunity to make positive improvements to our culture, health and wellbeing, flexibility, connecting teams globally, and personal growth. With a fa...

Katheryn McNee

Katheryn McNee

Finance Business Partner - Australia

I asked my manager if he knew any formulas in excel. He said: “Yeah, sum.” This is what I spend most of my time doing at Ambition. My head in an excel spreadsheet! I’m the Finance Business Partner for Australia and I’m based in the Sydney office. I started my Ambition journey in 2010, I love it so much… I’m still here today! I w...

Amanda Teng

Amanda Teng

Accountant

I’m in the Finance Team as an Accountant. My general duties include reconciling invoices and payments (perm and contracting staff), posting of journals and closing the AU books during month-end. Favourite part of my job is the company’s culture, working alongside my colleagues, work-life balance. Outside of work I like to...

Yiing Shyuan Lian

Yiing Shyuan Lian

Senior Accounts Receivable Officer

I’m in the Finance Team as a Senior Accounts Receivable Officer. My job mainly is related to payment collection – submitting invoices to customers and making sure customers pay on time to minimize bad debts and improve cash flow for the company. My Favourite part of the job is viewing the bank statement every morning to check on...

Kay Choo

Kay Choo

Senior Payroll Officer

​Hello from the Senior Payroll Officer, part of the Finance Team! I handle both contracting and perm payroll, making sure that the contractors and employees are paid on time! Besides that, I’m also responsible for some month-end tasks such as posting journals and payroll related reconciliations and lodgements. What I love about ...

Chloe Siah

Chloe Siah

Accounts Payable Officer

​I currently hold the position of Account Payable Officer in the Finance Team of the Corporate Services department.My primary responsibilities encompass handling supplier payments for AU and Asia entities, processing staff expense claims, Amex payments and invoices verification.I find great satisfaction in nurturing positive sup...