About Us

Ignite has been assisting organisations with their diverse talent needs since 1984 through our Specialist Recruitment, Technology & Talent Solutions divisions. With over 70 people across five offices, We’re experts in recruitment, technology, human resources and, above all else, people.  

With a rich history spanning four decades, we’ve established advanced methodology and processes, built a large database of pre-qualified candidates, cultivated long-lasting stakeholder relationships and facilitated thousands of candidate-client connections. Our diversified services gives us a unique point-of-difference to enhance the business strategy of businesses through their people assets. 

We are incredibly proud of the foundation of trust that underpins all our relationships, and the contribution we’ve made to Australia’s employment landscape over many years.  

We are passionate about igniting the potential of people, and committed to diversity, inclusivity and parity in the Australian workforce. As one of Australia’s most established talent agencies, and one of the few listed on the ASX, we’ve built a strong reputation as one of Australia’s most trusted talent advisors.

Ignite Specialist Recruitment

We provide temporary, contract and permanent recruitment services at all levels of seniority for public and private sector businesses of all sizes across Australia. We specialise in IT & Digital recruitment, Government recruitment, Business Support recruitment, Engineering recruitment, Information Management recruitment and Professional Services recruitment. We are a top 10 recruitment supplier to the Federal Government, and have client relationships spanning over three decades. We have a talent database with over 870,000 candidate records and a national resource centre to deliver effective and efficient recruitment services. 

Ignite Technology & Talent Solutions

We are a national innovative business providing diversified as-a-service technology, HR and recruitment solutions to drive the business strategies of our clients. Our approach is one of innovation, transparency and partnership which is underwritten by our consulting expertise, thought leadership, digital technology, people capability and business agility. 

About Ignite

Our Leadership Team

Tim Moran

Tim Moran

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Tim Moran

Tim Moran

Chief Executive Officer

Tim is a highly experienced industry CEO with exceptional international and Australian recruitment experience.

Tim has specialised across permanent and contracting recruitment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and finance sectors. During his 20 year career, he has held a number of senior roles including Business Manager, Country Director and Regional Director at leading recruitment agencies across the Asia Pacific region.

Tim has built an impressive and proven track record for leading organisations and managing people to sustained success. He has been responsible for managing day-to-day operations, supporting large teams of people, implementing new business strategies and running multiple specialist recruitment brands simultaneously.

This combination of knowledge and leadership experience will be key in leading the Ignite business into the future.

 

 

Mahendra Tharmarajah

Mahendra Tharmarajah

Chief Financial Officer Read More
Mahendra Tharmarajah

Mahendra Tharmarajah

Chief Financial Officer

Mahendra Tharmarajah is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company responsible for leading the shared services function including credit, finance, human resources, information technology and legal/commercial.

Mahendra is a transformational finance leader with over 25 years’ strategic, commercial and operational experience in building, growing and selling businesses in Australia, Asia/Pacific, UK and US across diverse sectors, in both entrepreneurial and multinational corporate environments.

He commenced his career in the accounting profession, spending 5 years with Arthur Andersen gaining experience in audit and corporate finance. After moving into commerce Mahendra spent 3 years with pay TV group Austar in various commercial finance roles and the next 9 years in head of finance roles with several fast-growing venture capital backed businesses including travel ecommerce operator Viator. At Viator Mahendra was instrumental in overseeing 200% compound annual revenue growth and expanding the business to the US and UK. In 2010 Mahendra joined the Couriers Please Group and oversaw a significant restructure, turnaround and eventual sale of that business at 12.5x EBIT in late 2014.

His core competencies include providing financial and commercial leadership, developing and executing strategy, managing change and building and growing businesses. Mahendra is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Applied Finance.

Nikki Grech

Nikki Grech

Executive General Manager, Talent Solutions Read More
Nikki Grech

Nikki Grech

Executive General Manager, Talent Solutions

Career Snapshot

Nikki has a diverse background in both contingent and managed service staffing solutions with experience gained both locally and overseas. She has an outstanding track record of executing successful go-to-market strategies that delivered sustained growth. Prior to Ignite, Nikki was most recently the NSW General Manager of a large IT recruitment agency and National Director of its talent solutions business.

As an experienced industry leader, Nikki will play a key role building our national talent solutions service offering under the People Services banner and contributing to a broad range of other strategic projects across the Ignite group.

Bernt Schindler

Bernt Schindler

General Manager, NSW, VIC & WA Specialist Recruitment Read More
Bernt Schindler

Bernt Schindler

General Manager, NSW, VIC & WA Specialist Recruitment

Bernt has over 20 years’ experience in recruitment and staffing leadership across the Asia Pacific region with a high level of exposure to global implementations. He has direct experience in agency, internal, RPO and contingent workforce solutions.

Bernt specialises in people development and engagement, and is passionate about diversity and inclusion initiatives. He also has a strong track record in designing sustainable solutions, building collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups and executing proactive staffing services.

Prior to his role at Ignite, Bernt was the head of talent acquisition for a number of multinational tier 1 organisations including IBM, Allegis and GrainCorp. He also has experience as an executive and non-executive director of multiple businesses and a large Australian charity.

Based in NSW, Bernt will manage our NSW, VIC and WA specialist recruitment teams.

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