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

Steven Burrows

Director, People & Culture

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steven.burrows@thinktalent.com.au | 0407 848 156

With a degree in music theatre (same university as Hugh Jackman!), I don’t think I could have found a better training ground for the world of talent acquisition (albeit indirectly.) Where else would I have been so thoroughly prepped to dance with corporate Australia, to play detective to find the most elusive of candidates and to ensure that, no matter what, the show will go on?

My Value Proposition

I’m coming up to 12 years in recruitment and have loved being part of the broader talent acquisition piece. I have good instincts and am someone who calls a spade a spade. I love helping hiring managers and candidates and pride myself on my service oriented approach.

Every organisation has its own unique challenge to attract talent and I’ve experienced recruiting for Australia’s largest employers right through to micro-businesses in the industries you would expect in Melbourne.

Areas of focus include:

- Executive People & Culture Leadership
- Generalist lifecycle HR
- Talent Acquisition
- Employee & Industrial Relations
- Remuneration & Benefits
- Safety & Wellbeing / HSE
- HRIS
- Organisational Development / Leadership & Culture
- Diversity & Inclusion

Chloe Sharpin

Talent Acquisition Partner - People, Culture & Communications

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chloe.sharpin@thinktalent.com.au | 0408 276 170

I work within the People, Culture & Communications portfolio. Originally hailing from the UK, I love to focus on finding my network opportunities within forward-thinking, evolving businesses.

My Value Proposition

After a number of years in recruitment and with more than 2 years in Melbourne specifically, I am able to understand the complexities of these sectors to ensure that the talent is in line with organisational and project visions and objectives.

Areas of focus include:

- Talent Acquisition
- Employee & Industrial Relations
- HRIS
- Organisational Development/Leadership & Culture
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Safety & Wellbeing/HSE
- Remuneration & Benefits
- Corporate Communications
- Customer Experience
- Corporate Affairs

Cara Mullan

Talent Acquisition Partner - People & Culture

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cara.mullan@thinktalent.com.au | 03 9070 0703

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

Michelle Mason

Talent Acquisition Partner - Customer and Communications

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

With a background in Sales & Marketing, I have worked with some of Canada's biggest brands, including the National Hockey League.

My Value Proposition

I pride myself on building strong relationships and the ability to adeptly identify the needs of both my clients and candidates. I believe in a customer-focused approach, working with honesty, transparency and integrity.

Areas of focus include:

- Customer Strategy
- Customer Experience
- Service Design
- Sales & Marketing
- Corporate Affairs
- Stakeholder Management

Alice King

Talent Acquisition Partner - Innovation & Digital

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alice.king@thinktalent.com.au | 0499 021 148

I’m Alice, a recruitment professional with 7 years agency experience across a variety of disciplines, sectors and industries. I am part of the Innovation and Tech team at Think Talent

My Value Proposition

I believe that collaboration, transparency, respect and trust are the key ingredients to success and I pride myself in my customer centric approach ensuring my clients and candidates have a positive journey and experience with me.

I’m a people person and have a passion for building strong, long-lasting relationships. I take the time to understand the needs of my clients and candidates, so I can best support them and deliver the best solution.

Areas of focus include:

Innovation
- Service Design & Human Centred Design
- Product Development & Management
- Digital & Martec

Tech
- Project Management & Business Analysis
- Tech Change Management
- Business Intelligence

Amy Murphy

Team & Marketing Coordinator

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amy.murphy@thinktalent.com.au | 0437 722 687

I am an ambitious and outgoing Team & Marketing Coordinator, who is always ready to assist the Think Talent team by providing seamless support across marketing, event management and administration.

My Value Proposition:

Originally from Ireland, I have gained more than five years’ experience within the Professional Services, IT and Recruitment industries.

I’m a born organiser who enjoys building strong stakeholder relationships. I’m committed to continuous improvement initiatives to ensure organisational efficiency and effectiveness.

Areas of focus:

- Marketing
- Administration
- Event management

Megan Evans

EA & Events Coordinator

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megan.evans@thinktalent.com.au | 0408 136 438

I joined the Think Talent team mid-2018 after some international travel. I am the first point of contact for anything relating to our co-CEO’s, Natalie and Ainsley.

Helping to ensure both their days run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, is my number one priority.

My Value Proposition:

Having a background in Physics, I am also numbers and analytics driven. This has allowed me to get involved in the reporting and on-boarding of new analytical systems at Think Talent.

Areas of focus:

- Calendar Management
- Event Management
- Reporting & Analytics

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

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