Tony has a long standing consulting career and has had the benefit of working with some of Australia’s most admired recruitment and search firms in the sector. At The Source, Tony is responsible for leading the overall business into its next phase of growth and future success.
As a senior recruiter with extensive networks, Tony has a proven track record in the search and selection of senior leaders and placement of specialists across a variety of sectors. He has partnered with ASX listed companies, large private organisations, SME’s and start-ups.
Tony is highly regarded for his consultative style, open approach and deep market insights. He believes in building strong, trusted and long lasting relationships. Tony is passionate about making a difference in the industry and is focussed on supporting clients to build their businesses and guiding leaders and specialists toward achieving their professional and personal goals.
Working together with an exceptionally talented, energetic and knowledgeable team at The Source, Tony is excited to be connecting with and representing only the brightest minds in procurement.
Tania Seary is the Founding Chairman and former Managing Director of The Faculty.
The Faculty is recognised as one of Australia’s leading advisors on procurement development. Established nearly a decade ago, The Faculty works with leading organisations to transform and elevate the role of procurement, build high performance procurement teams and create professional knowledge networks.
Under Tania's leadership, The Faculty has instigated a number of "firsts" for the procurement profession, including the establishment of a Procurement Roundtable and a series of Category Councils which include many of Australia's leading organisations, the development of a Procurement Executive Program through Melbourne Business School, creation of an annual CPO Forum and attracting leading global procurement thought leaders to teach in Australia.
Tania’s fascination and commitment to procurement development started around fifteen years ago in the United States. After finishing her MBA at Pennsylvania State University, Tania became one of Alcoa Inc’s first global commodity managers. Within the centralised procurement group, she was responsible for developing a global cost reduction system, selecting and implementing the company’s eProcurement system, management of a US$100M pipeline of electronic auctions and developing tools and templates for procurement professionals around the globe.
Prior to moving to the USA, Tania’s career was focused on marketing roles within Alcoa Rolled Products, Saatchi & Saatchi and the Walt Disney Company.
Tania has an MBA and a Bachelor of Business.
David has over 17 years of executive recruitment experience spanning the UK, Europe and Australia. During his career he has worked for two leading globally listed executive recruitment firms and market leading boutique consultancies.
David has a reputation and track record of successfully sourcing talent within the Melbourne procurement market by focusing on gaining an in-depth understanding of his clients’ needs and their individual workplace cultures and values. By doing this, he develops solid long term relationships with his clients, based on trust.
David has managed a full spectrum of assignment for a diverse range of clients, including FTSE100, Fortune 500, ASX listed corporates and emerging SME’s.
His goal as always is to provide a highly consultative, responsive and professional service that stands out from the crowd. One that is partnership driven rather than "transaction focused".
Sanne is a highly educated recruitment and Human Resource officer. She holds a Bachelor in Applied Psychology and is competent in assessment, coaching and relationship management. Sanne also has an International Masters of Culture, Organisation and Management which integrates anthropological, sociological and psychological approaches to identity, politics and cross-cultural co-operation with management and organisation theory.
Sanne has an extensive background in recruitment, most notably having worked with PepsiCo in Europe. She has significant experience in growing quality talent pools and with her academic qualifications, is uniquely placed to be able to recognise, qualify and nurture top talent.