Meet The Team

Stuart Freeman

Stuart Freeman

Director

Stuart is currently the Director of Kennedy Reid, a mid-sized recruitment business in the Financial Services sector with offices in Sydney CBD and Parramatta. In his current role, Stuart is responsible for the development and growth of the company. Stuart has worked in the recruitment industry since 1993 and has focused primar...

Grace Gilmore

Grace Gilmore

Managing Director

Grace joined Kennedy Reid in September of 2013 as a Recruitment Consultant. A couple of years later, Grace moved into a Practice Leader role within the Life Insurance team and ultimately became the Director of Professional Services, managing over six practices across the business. Seven years later, when she started as a Junior Consultant, Gr...

Melissa Agnew

Melissa Agnew

Director of New Business Development

Melissa joined the Recruitment industry at SMF Recruitment in 2002. Melissa then decided to make the big move in April 2010 to begin her venture. Melissa completed a Diploma in Business Marketing, Business Managemen...

Tom Rapley

Tom Rapley

Business Development Manager | National Client Director - Permanent Services

Tom joined Kennedy Reid in March 2019 and is currently the National Client Director - Permanent Services for the General Insurance team.Previously, Tom worked within the insurance industry as a business development manag...

Natalie Hayward

Natalie Hayward

Marketing and Operations Manager

Natalie joined Kennedy Reid in June 2021 as a Marketing & Operations Manager. Natalie has over two years of experience in Management and has a crucial eye for modern Marketing strategies with over one year of experience ...

Grace     Dong

Grace Dong

Finance Manager

Grace is the Accountant at Kennedy Reid. She began in 2014 and manages finance across the whole business. Grace has over 20 years of professional experience and a degree in Accounting and Finance from Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce. Grace enjoys the office's fun and energetic working environment every day, celebrating eve...

Sisi Yuan

Sisi Yuan

Accounts Administrator

Sisi joined Kennedy Reid in May 2019 as a Payroll Officer.Sisi graduated from UNSW in Accounting and has over two years of accounting experience.In Sisi's cu...

Anya Blakeley

Anya Blakeley

Team Manager | Temporary Solutions & Business Support

Anya joined Kennedy Reid in April 2018 as an Associate Consultant for Temporary Solutions in Business Support and has since moved into a Principal Consultant position where she handles all temporary recruitment across Kennedy Reid.

Gayara Welegama

Gayara Welegama

Senior Consultant | Temporary Solutions & Business Support

Gayara joined the Kennedy Reid team as a Resourcer in January 2019. Before starting her career as an external recruiter, Gayara worked within the Sales and Customer Service industries. Whilst working part-time, she completed her Bachelor of Arts and Business degree at the University of New South Wales.Gayara takes pride in being...

Carla Byrom

Carla Byrom

Consultant | Temporary Solutions & Business Support

Carla joined Kennedy Reid in June 2021 as a Temp Consultant specialising in Business Support. Before this, Carla worked within the Motor Trade Industry - transitioning from New Business Development to Key Account Manager and gained over seven years of experience. Carla's main focus was to establis...

Emma Clarke

Emma Clarke

Consultant | Permanent Solutions & Business Support

Emma joined Kennedy Reid in March 2021 as a Recruitment Consultant for the Business Support function.Emma has five solid years of Travel consulting experience. She has an exceptional customer service record and adapting to her client's needs. The Business Support team recruits for roles across a range of industries. Including in...

Caroline O'Grady

Caroline O'Grady

Consultant | Temporary Solutions & General Insurance

Caroline joined Kennedy Reid in February 2020 initially as a Resourcer working on the Executive Recruitment desk before transitioning to Consultant on the General Insurance – Temporary Recruitment desk.Before joining Ken...

Denise Buckley

Denise Buckley

Team Manager | Finance & Accounting

Denise joined Kennedy Reid in December 2019 as a Principal Consultant on the Finance and Accounting desk.Previously, Denise worked as a Sales Team Manager for a telecommunications company in Ireland and moved into recruitment in 2018.As a Team Leader, Denise is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and supporting ou...

Molly Glynne-Jones

Molly Glynne-Jones

Senior Consultant | Life Insurance

​Molly joined Kennedy Reid as a Senior Consultant in October 2021, specialising in Life Insurance. Prior to this, Molly worked as an Internal Recruiter for an Australian media agency and has recruited within the Information Technology space for a London based agency in 2019. Between this time, Molly worked in recruitment administration...

Kate Carroll

Kate Carroll

Senior Consultant | General Insurance Claims

Kate joined Kennedy Reid in September 2019 as a Consultant and has worked across the Allied Health & Claims space. She recently decided to focus all her efforts on the General Insurance Claims space, where her passion lies.

Morgan Polo

Morgan Polo

Senior Consultant | General Insurance Broking

​Morgan joined Kennedy Reid in March 2021 as a Senior Consultant, specialising in General Insurance Broking.Morgan has been in the recruitment industry since 2019 and is passionate about her job. She enjoys building genuine relationships with clients and candidates.In Morgan's current role, her primary responsibility is networki...

Cameron Bird

Cameron Bird

Consultant | General Insurance Broking

​​Cameron joined Kennedy Reid in October 2021 as a Recruitment Consultant, specialising in General Insurance Broking.Cameron previously worked in the hospitality industry for more than four years, responsible for Wine sales ...

Jessica Currey

Jessica Currey

Senior Consultant | General Insurance Underwriting

Jess started working at Kennedy Reid as a Consultant in January 2019. She is currently managing the Underwriting desk within the General Insurance team. Before Kennedy Reid, Jess worked part-time in Admin, Retail and Hospitality for four years while studying. She has recently completed two degrees from Auckland University of Technology...

Shauna Brennan

Shauna Brennan

Consultant | General Insurance Underwriting

Shauna joined the Kennedy Reid team as an Underwriting Recruitment Consultant in April 2021.Before this, Shauna spent four years in Health Insurance in Ireland, working across multiple roles, including Customer Service and Claims. Shauna then decided to move to Australia, where she worked in Property Insurance Claims.Shauna enjo...