Our Top Talent

A rare mix of people focused entrepreneurs

Meet the team that will gain you the edge


Think Talent is a hive of positive energy that promotes an entrepreneurial culture of accountability, collaboration and iterative learning which ensures we go the extra mile to enable your growth. Our business isn't for everyone, it suits agile high-performers who can apply broad experience gained across consulting, in-house, start-up and enterprise environments. 

Ainsley Johnstone

Co-CEO

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ainsley.johnstone@thinktalent.com.au | 0408 391 648

Natalie Firth and I started tt. with a sole purpose in mind; to realise our career and family aspirations without sacrifice. We work differently and promote an outcome focused culture that allows people to achieve their career/life nirvana.

tt. is in the market every day, ensuring access to permanent and interim resources across our executive & strategy, marketing & growth, business partner services and project portfolios.

My Value Proposition

I present with talent acquisition and engagement leadership experience gained across agency, enterprise, change program and start-up environments. I am passionate about people led business strategy and connect executive and proven leaders with growing and transforming businesses

I am also an entrepreneur and PR enthusiast at heart and always look for opportunities to use the talent engagement process to build brand and EVP equity.

Areas of focus include:

- Executive, General Management and Transformation Program Director appointments
- Diversity and female leadership engagement advisory
- Organisation structure and future talent engagement strategy
- Targeted digital campaign management and EVP marketing

Natalie Firth

Co-CEO

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natalie.firth@thinktalent.com.au | 0413 231 661

Ainsley Johnstone and I started tt. with a sole purpose in mind; to realise our career and family aspirations without sacrifice. We are top talent working differently and promote an outcome focused culture that allows people to achieve their career/life nirvana.

tt. is in the market every day, ensuring access to permanent and interim resources across our executive & strategy, marketing & growth, business partner services and project portfolios.

My Value Proposition

I present with talent acquisition and engagement leadership experience gained across agency, enterprise, sporting and start-up environments. I am passionate about helping businesses secure top talent to help them on their growth journey.

I am also an entrepreneur at heart and always look for opportunities to use the talent engagement process to build brand and EVP equity. I strongly believe that every person deserves respect and care, two traits that are ironically sometimes lost in our industry.

Areas of focus include:

- Executive, General Management and Corporate Affairs appointments
- Diversity and female leadership engagement advisory
- Organisation structure and future talent engagement strategy
- Targeted digital campaign management and EVP marketing

Luana Riki

Talent Acquisition Partner

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luana.riki@thinktalent.com.au | 0407 848 156

Full of energy and enthusiasm, I am known to be quite competitive and highly passionate about my family and friends. When I’m watching sport, eating out, listening to music, and being social I am in my happy place. I love to travel and immerse myself in new cultures and see and experience the amazing things the world has to offer. As bit of a daredevil, I love to push myself outside of my comfort zone by attempting scary and exhilarating leisure activities! 

My Value Proposition

I am highly energetic with a great deal of motivation to be flexible and adaptable and represent myself, and my company to the best of my ability. I am committed to delivering outstanding service and building Think Talent's interim solution capability. I am passionate about maintaining strong relationships by communicating with honesty and integrity.

Areas of focus include:

- People, Process, Change and Transformation appointments
- Diversity and female leadership engagement and representation
- Organisation structure and future talent engagement strategy 
- Sourcing top talent and building the interim solution capability

Laban Ditchburn

Talent Acquisition Partner

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laban.ditchburn@thinktalent.com.au | 0499 021 148

Laban has been fortunate to work within some of the most progressive businesses around, including, but not limited to ASX listed, FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies.

A keen sportsperson and health and wellbeing advocate, In his free time, Laban captains a Premiership winning side at Melbourne University Cricket Club and is completing his Cert III/IV in Personal Training and Nutrition.

My Value Proposition

I specialises in talent for business transformations, ERP implementations and project delivery. I have been part of bleeding-edge ERP implementations and have experience working with diverse cultures across Australian, UK and European markets.

I have in-depth experience sourcing Programme/Project Managers, Business Analysts, Functional/Technical consultants, Change/Training and C-Suite.

I pride myself on treating people the same way I like to be treated, with respect, honesty and common courtesy.

I believe my straight up approach with clients and candidates has been well received in the marketplace and is one of the main catalysts for my long-term success.

“From baby steps to grown-up greatness”

Areas of focus include:

- Programme/Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Functional/Technical consultants
- Change/Training
- C-Suite

Michelle Mason

Talent Acquisition Partner

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michelle.mason@thinktalent.com.au | 0423 238 519

A Canadian in Australia! I am lucky enough to be living my passion of exploring the world and diving head first into new and unique experiences. Whenever there is a chance to try exotic foods, explore a new culture, travel to somewhere I have never visited, count me in. I am always looking for the next challenge and am so excited to see where this path leads.

My Value Proposition

Since moving to Australia I have worked as an Executive Assistant for some impressive and inspiring executives. This hands-on experience has enabled me to build strong networks and adeptly identify the needs of my clients and candidates. I understand the importance of the EA and Executive relationship and am here to help facilitate the best fit!

Areas of focus include:

- Executive support
- Office management
- Sales & Marketing

Cara Mullan

Talent Acquisition Partner

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cara.mullan@thinktalent.com.au | 0408 136 438

I am a passionate and driven recruiter from Ireland who is very excited to have the opportunity to work in the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne of course! Traveling to Australia was something I have always wanted to do so after 3 years of recruiting in Dublin I decided to take the plunge and move over! Outside of work I like to take part in mini marathons and catching up with friends.

My Value Proposition

Having studied Business Studies and HR in College, I am very excited to recruit for HR roles and become a specialist in this area with Think Talent. I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients and mapping the market for both candidates and clients to ensure both speed to market and quality.

Areas of focus include:

- People & Culture Director/HR Director
- People & Culture Manager/HR Manager
- People & Culture Business Partner/HR Business Partner
- Talent Management/Talent Acquisition Leaders
- Change Management Leaders
- L&D Leaders
- Safety & Wellbeing Leaders

Johanna Scurry

Talent Acquisition Partner

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johanna.scurry@thinktalent.com.au I 0447 025 289

After working together at Cricket Australia, I watched Natalie and Ainsley grow tt. from a two person start up into the brand it is today. I have partnered with the business as a client and experienced first-hand the point of difference they provide from a service perspective. When I was returning from maternity leave and I was asked to run the People & Culture desk at tt., it was a no brainer for me. To work for a company with values aligned to my own that offers me such flexible working arrangements is fantastic, to also be working alongside such a high calibre and fun team is the icing on the cake. In my days I’m not working with tt. I’m juggling my roles as a new mum, a student and making sure I still have time for family and friends.

My Value Proposition

Over the last 12 years I have been lucky enough to work with some incredibly iconic businesses and brands such as Cricket Australia, BUPA and Lion.

I pride myself on building positive relationships through my ability to deliver quality business outcomes. Working in-house as part of some of Australia’s fastest moving and professional People & Culture teams has given me a very comprehensive understanding of the industry and enables me to focus on what will add value for my clients.

Areas of focus include:

- People & Culture Director/HR Director
- People & Culture Manager/HR Manager
- People & Culture Business Partner/HR Business Partner
- Talent Management/Talent Acquisition Leaders
- Change Management Leaders
- L&D Leaders
- Safety & Wellbeing Leaders

Karen McGonagle

Financial Controller

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My Value Proposition

Founder of Silk Business Advisory, I focus on financial management that enables businesses to grow.

Areas of focus include:

- Management and year-end accounting
- Tax advisory
- Business advisory

Ben Williamson

Advisor & Advocate

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My Value Proposition

Helping start-ups to grow; helping corporate's engage with start-ups; helping companies capital raise or sell.

Areas of focus include:

Co-founder - DealPad Pty Ltd (Fintech start-up); Mentor - Melbourne Uni Accelerator (MAP); Advisory Board Member - Think Talent, Uncle Jack Collective

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