Meet our leadership team

Tony Hall – Managing Director

Tony brings diverse industry experience and a range of high-level management skills to head up the team at recruitment industry specialist Navigator Consulting.  His academic qualifications include a B.Ec (Acct), MBA and former CPA.

Previously a senior management consultant at EY, Tony has sat on many boards, published several books and reports, speaks at conferences in Australia and overseas and is a well-known recruitment industry specialist. For seven years he researched and published the detailed annual Recruitment Industry Performance Report which provided firms with valuable benchmarks and date to achieve industry leadership. He also produced Best Practice Certification which prescribes actions to enable firms firms to stand out as the very best in the highly competitive recruitment industry.

Tony draws on his 30 years in recruitment, research, senior sales, marketing and business analysis to oversee strategic planning, business development and research for Australia’s leading management consulting service to the recruitment industry.

He has previously worked as a General Manager at IT People sold to Hudson Group and was an owner and director of Parker Bridge Australia acquired by Candle Australia in 2005. Tony also led the team at Experis ($100M professional and technical division of ManpowerGroup) and was CEO of leading Digital Recruitment firm S2M in Sydney and Melbourne.

Navigator Consulting’s Services:

  • Advisory Boards
  • Succession and Exit Strategy Advice
  • Captain’s Table Leaders Forum
  • Recruitment Business Accelerator Program
  • Best Practice Certification
  • Client, Candidate and Staff Surveys
  • Conference Keynote Speaking
  • Executive search and senior staffing for the recruitment industry
  • Recruitment Industry Research & Publishing
  • Offshore resourcing to assist with faster local expansion
  • Recruitment firm growth consulting

Testimonials

I always include Tony when I think about the people that were instrumental in helping me grow my business and profits and exit in fine style. Since I sold, I have lived in France and travel through Europe 6 months every year. Tony was my very first business coach and the lessons learnt from him, throughout the whole time I had the business were invaluable.

Jan Reeves, Former Founder, Credit Recruitment Specialists

All Recruitment Company Owners are generally passionate about their company and are striving for success. However working in the people business is like no other, as it is filled with unique and critical industry issues. With my company, Southtech Personnel, I was very fortunate to have help and advice, over many years from Tony, who not only helped me build my business but enabled me to sell it to an ASX listed company.

Tony would have the broadest knowledge, right across the Recruitment Industry, of anyone I have ever met. I would highly recommend working with him and Navigator Consulting to help you build your own high performing recruitment business.

Steve McNaughton, Former Founder of Southtech Personnel

I have known Tony Hall of Navigator Consulting for twenty years. I met Tony when I engaged him as a consultant to help grow my recruitment company, The One Umbrella P/L, from an owner/operator organisation to the next level. Tony pinpointed the critical variables in my business, re-modelled management functions and sourced business development staff. Together we developed systems to help the business thrive – without being totally dependent on me. Whereas most of my time had been spent on day-to-day problem solving, I had more time to focus on sustaining a strong performance in a competitive economy, marketing and long-term planning.

Working through the Best Practice Certification process, my business benchmarked its service delivery. The result was increased billings and improved market share.

With his industry connections, Tony introduced us to a listed recruitment company in the market for acquisitions. Tony made the biggest difference as we navigated the rough seas of selling the business.

Tony understood that my husband and I had invested years of psychological and physical energy in our business. He was patient and caring about our emotional well-being and understood when we had second thoughts about selling. He dealt with our concerns and answered our questions.

Tony also understood we had a window of opportunity and didn’t want us to miss it. He helped us value the business, decide on a sale price and put together a presentation. Over a couple of weeks he negotiated a handover, arrangements for existing staff, and a multi-million dollar exit. We achieved our goal which was to have sufficient funds to retire.

Tony’s skill is to understand the mindset of both parties to a deal. In our case, we achieved a good result for both parties.

Marion Nicolson, former Managing Director, The One Umbrella P/L

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Tony over the past twelve months or so, and he is without doubt one of the most professional recruiters I have dealt with. He actually takes the time to understand what it is you are really looking for and his honesty is both refreshing and candid. He understands the recruitment space very well and always follows up with you throughout the recruitment process. I would highly recommend Tony if you are looking for a respectable Executive Rec2Rec or advice on the recruitment industry in general.

Darren HargreavesChief Executive Officer

Tony is a insightful and strong leader who truly cares about the teams he leads. He brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to leading and driving high performance teams and was instrumental in bringing the S2M business together and focusing it on a common goal. On a personal level he is a fantastic communicator and great lateral thinker who truly cares about every person in the team to get the best out of them for the business and themselves. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to transform your business and the teams within it.

James CooperGeneral Manager – Talent Streams Recruitment

Tony has led, coached, and supported me through my recent employment search – which was an extended and, at times, challenging process. His persistence, professionalism, dedication, and honesty helped steer me through the process and his friendly manner and genuine interest in finding the right outcome for myself and my employer make him fairly unique in this industry. I cannot recommend Tony highly enough and am proud to consider him not just a colleague but a friend.

Mark StedfutNational Divisional Manager, Sirius Support and Sales & Marketing at Sirius People

Tony has a very open and honest approach to business which has served him well in maintaining such a vibrant and high performing team of recruiters. Always working to better Experis and each and every employee at all levels, for me, Tony embodies “The Manager” which we all wanted to help us progress throughout our career.

Pete BourisFormerly Experis/ManpowerGroup

Tony epitomises the entrepreneurial spirit. Always the big picture thinker, he is truly passionate about changing people’s lives through good business. I have nothing but the highest of praise to offer. I consider Tony a personal mentor and one of the smartest business owners I have had the good fortune to work with during my career.
To this day I seek his counsel on important business and personal development matters. I have no hesitation in recommending Tony as a business manager, consultant and thought leader.
Adam Hodge, Formerly of TCOB Recruitment.

Adam HodgeTCOB Recruitment

Maya Davis – Associate Director

Maya has been in recruitment for over 10 years starting out as a sourcing specialist for US-based recruitment agencies.

During her career Maya has managed 2 international recruitment agencies in the Philippines, where she was hands-on in sourcing candidates and building client relationships. After migrating to Australia, she joined Melbourne-based recruitment agencies, assisting the top billers to source the best talent via targeted market mapping, database searching, networking, and headhunting.

Maya’s Specialisations:

  • International & Local Candidate Sourcing
  • Talent Market Mapping & Candidate Selection
  • Candidate Development & Management

Additional Research Staff

Matt Fink – Director Of Marketing and Research

Former Head Of Marketing at US stationery giant Staples. Directs all Navigators events marketing, technology innovation and research.

Jane Arciga – Research Specialist

International market research and resourcing specialist. Experienced in market mapping, sourcing and CRM management.

David Irwin – Head Of Research

Manages Navigator’s client and candidate research and product development research.