The APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence undergo a rigorous assessment process led by a panel of independent judges who are appointed to judge and agree a winner for each category.

Each entry is judged on the information provided in the Category Nomination Form. 

Rachel Bowes - Lifeline Australia

Rachel Bowes is the Head of Crisis Services and Quality at Lifeline Australia.

Rachel has clinical responsibility for all Lifeline services, including the development and delivery of the Crisis Support Service, which currently receives around 1 million contacts per year from Australians in crisis or at risk of suicide. Rachel has professional and post graduate qualifications in Mental Health Nursing and Counselling, and has spent over 20 years working in public, private and not for profit mental health services in the UK and Australia. Rachel has worked in and managed acute community and inpatient mental health services across both urban and rural communities. Prior to joining Lifeline in early 2018, Rachel spent several years delivering and managing services providing digital mental health, counselling and human services, and understands the unique challenges of providing mental health care through non face-to-face channels.
Brianna Cattanach - Gallaghers

Brianna Cattanach leads National Training and Education at Gallagher Workplace Risk.

As the lead of Gallagher’s national education and training services, Brianna has been integral in developing and facilitating a range of bespoke workforce education projects and training courses which ultimately drive improved productivity, cultural, financial and most importantly people outcomes for organisations. Her projects balance best practice content with engagement and ensure that organisational collaboration and buy-in are at the centre of achieving results in areas such as mental health and wellbeing, injury management, safety, ageing workforce strategies, occupational violence and aggression and team dynamics.
Justin Falk - TalentVine

Justin is the CEO and co-founder of TalentVine, Australia's leading recruitment consultant marketplace that connects employers with specialist recruiters.

In the last five years of building TalentVine, Justin and the TalentVine team have worked with over 500 recruitment agencies to navigate restrictive PSAs and generate additional revenue with employers that are committed to using third-party recruiters. Building a disruptive platform that benefits both sides of the industry has provided a lot of opportunities to learn about the right balance of technology and human interaction required for all parties to succeed. With a background in employer branding and online assessments in both the UK and Australia, Justin is really excited about the role that technology can play in benefitting the recruitment industry.
Nigel Harse - Staffing Industry Metrics

Highly regarded and widely sought after for his knowledge, unwavering passion and innovation, Nigel is a 40-year veteran of the recruitment industry.

After spending the first 10 years of his career in the UK working his way up from temp desk to director, Nigel arrived in Australia in the early 90's as CEO of Ecco Personnel. Under his leadership, the multi-national firm gained unrivalled success. He moved on to the board of Catalyst Recruitment as non-executive Director before founding RIBreport in 2003. As an industry advisor, mentor and coach, Nigel soon learned leaders wanted to know how they compared to their peers. RIBreport provided the answers with a monthly unbiased perspective on the health of staffing and recruitment firms. Nigel takes great pride in now taking this model online and vastly expanding the offering to staffing and recruitment firms across the globe.
Rod Hore - HHMC Global

Rod is a 35-year veteran of Australian and international IT and corporate advisory organisations.

His executive-level credentials traverse many segments of the staffing and recruitment industry and include corporate advisory assignments, mergers and acquisitions mandates, and C-level advisory to multinational and other public and private organizations.Located in Perth, Rod founded HHMC to provide local industry acumen and global knowledge to Asia Pacific recruitment agencies. HHMC’s innovative business strategies and well-grounded guidance result in clients realising their personal and corporate goals.
Greg Muller - The United Project

Greg Muller is the Director of The United Project

Greg is an Australian-based business leader and entrepreneur committed to the development and commercialization of responsible, ethical and sustainable innovation and technology. He is a company director and most recently took his technology business to IPO in 2016 on the Australian Stock Exchange. Greg has been the recipient of numerous business and industry awards.


David Wolstenholme - BrandMeBetter

David Wolstenholme is the founder of BrandMeBetter

David is a reputable coach, consultant and trainer whose sole purpose is to help more recruiters to define, build their personal brands and drive business results. David’s diagnostic BUILD programs, interactive workshops and one on one coaching has built a loyal client base and brand ambassadors across four continents.