Client Reviews

Technical Officer

We were in need of a Technical Officer capable of dealing with electrical engineering as related to the overhead line electricity network, mechanical equipment for overhead line electricity network and safety equipment for linesman (and to a lesser extent electricians) working on the electricity network.

The new-hire would provide technical support to the company’s marketing and sales function, assist with product development projects and prepare technical documentation.

We couldn’t find anyone, so we called in GreyHair Alchemy.

Mal Walker asked If we would be OK with a semi-retired electrical engineer for 3 to 4 days a week. Brilliant!

Four years on, he’s still with us.

Peter Pearce, Managing Director

Financial Controller

Having used GreyHair previously at another organisation, I contacted them as soon as we received a resignation from a key person in our Kingaroy facility. I thought it would be difficult to quickly find a high calibre candidate for such a regional location but, within a week, GreyHair provided a shortlist of eight candidates from which we selected a very suitable interim financial controller.

Craig Mills Managing Director

Global Accounts Manager

Mincom had a pressing requirement for a high level executive to undertake an interim assignment as Global Accounts Manager. This entailed being the interface between Mincom and two of our biggest global resources customers at a time of critical activity  and high level negotiations. We were looking for a very special person to undertake the role on a six month contract and found him through GreyHair Alchemy. Our two clients were delighted.

Greg Davies Executive Vice President HR

Senior Sales Executive

As part of our continuing growth eco-Kinetics was seeking an experienced and accomplished senior sales executive to take responsibility for the ongoing sales of the company’s product range of solar and wind energy systems so we advertised on Seek but couldn’t attract the experienced big ticket sales professional that this role required. We asked GreyHair for help and they introduced us to five such people that same week. We hired two of them and intend to use GreyHair on a regular basis.

Rick McElhinney, Group Commercial Manager

Interim Finance Manager

We needed an interim Finance Manager to replace the incumbent who experienced a sudden and serious illness. There were several other complicating factors in this situation and we felt strongly that a standard recruitment agency would not have understood our needs.

Time certainly was a critical factor and GreyHair Alchemy responded very quickly with a screened shortlist of half a dozen CA/CPA qualified candidates, all of a very high calibre. We were able to engage a candidate who could start immediately.
We would like to thank Mal Walker and his team for their efficient (and modestly priced) expertise in responding to our urgency.

Fiona Petty Human Resources Manager

Strategic Advisor and Business Manager

Our company was experiencing rapid growth and we chose to re-organise the group into ‘practices’ or specialist functional areas and also in consideration of expanding geographical boundaries. Our company strategy needed to be further evolved in line with these changes. Each practice and region developed services and expertise designed to support our long term strategic direction and monitored progress though a ‘balanced scorecard approach’. We needed assistance in both developing and articulating our strategic direction, and to support the practice/regional leads in their efforts including financial reporting, resource management, marketing, business development and office management.
GreyHair provided exceptional assistance in helping us formulate our requirements, and offering a broad and diverse array of talented people, from whom we could choose, to provide this professional assistance.

Neil Cagney, Managing Director

Interim ICT Project Manager

We required an experienced Project Manager to manage the purchase and implementation of a Rostering and Client Management System. The technology evaluation, negotiation and selection were part of the brief and an important criterion was the integration with the existing payroll and HR system.

Time was of the essence. It was critical that the Project Manager would be able to commence the assignment in mid-January, 2014 and that a detailed project plan and recommendation regarding the final product be ready for a Board meeting in the last week of February.

We gave the brief to GreyHair Alchemy on the Friday before Christmas and Mal Walker presented a shortlist of eight qualified people on the 3rd. We interviewed three and were very impressed by each. The expert we selected commenced in the role shortly afterwards.

Lucky Mal wasn't going away for Christmas!

Joanne Jessop, CEO

Service Delivery Manager

We required an executive level technical person to fill a senior position within the Solutions team situated in the Brisbane head office.  The role required some local and international travel.  Mal Walker at GreyHair was quick to respond to our needs and the position was speedily filled.

Andy Hill, CEO

Business Advisory Consultant

This permanent role is based in our Toowoomba office. It was necessary to appoint a full time person to this role as it required this resource  to fully develop the opportunities that were quickly developing with our existing clientele using our established and proven business advisory service package.

I had tried a number of local recruitment companies without success as they didn’t seem to grasp the style of candidate we were looking for.

We went to GreyHair Alchemy thinking their membership of mature executives could be the answer. We were right.

Mark Peters, Business Advisory

National Sales Manager

Lanotec needed a person who had extensive sales experience in the industrial and retail markets, was able to lead a multi-State sales team as well as earning their respect and was prepared to put in the time necessary to achieve the company goals. GreyHair found our man.

Stephen Newling, Managing Director