We employ great people who are professional in everything they do and are easy to work with. Our team members have corporate HR and recruitment backgrounds and we operate as a true extension of our clients, often working within our clients’ HR teams.


Our Leadership

Brett Douglas


As founder of Orchard, Brett had a vision to create a firm that combined advanced thinking and the latest technologies with old-fashioned client service and relationships.

Having led organisations internationally and supported the largest employers in Australia, Orchard reflects Brett’s desire to work closely with local and international employers that require a flexible, service-based approach.

Deanne Barbary


Deanne leads Orchard’s client and service operations and draws from her 15 years’ experience designing, implementing and leading large scale recruitment outsourcing solutions and recruitment projects.

Located in Melbourne, Dee has refined our operating model and brings innovation and service excellence to our clients and internal teams.

Mark Christian


Mark leads our HR Outsourcing services and is responsible for the development and delivery of our HR as a Service and HR Consulting service portfolios.

With executive leadership in technology, consulting and outsourcing services, Mark is an innovator in how HR technologies are leveraged within business.

Anthony Battaini


Anthony leads our Talent Solutions team. His wealth of experience in career transition, outplacement, executive coaching and psychological assessment enables clients to implement high value, targeted and robust talent solutions.

Anthony is widely recognised for the successful design and delivery of innovative and effective change programs to enable clients to meet the challenges of workforce disruption.

Sally Charles


Sally leads our Recruitment service team that supports employers with one-off and project hiring services.

Sally is a highly experienced leader within the technology and corporate recruitment sectors who brings a strong client and service focus to our teams.

Andrew Hill


Andrew partners with new and existing clients to develop recruitment strategies, and build a strong employer value profile, as an account manager and specialist recruiter.

Andrew draws upon his diverse industry experience to help clients attract and recruit the best candidates.

Matthew DeSalvo


With over 13 years experience leading internal and RPO recruitment teams, Matt brings his strong service focus and innovative mindset to new and existing customers to optimise recruitment processes.

Leading several of our dedicated client teams, Matt ensures that we deliver on our commitments through our experienced group of talent acquisition specialists.

Marina Dekovic


Marina leads our Talent Technologies team and continues to evolve our Technologies through integration and optimisation.

By harnessing the best possible group of niche talent and recruitment technologies into our platform, Marina brings to life our technology leadership.

Our Culture

  • Integrity – We are honest and inspire trust by saying what we mean, delivering on our promises and taking responsibility for our actions
  • Respect – We respect individuals and value diversity and unique contributions. We foster an open and inclusive environment and treat each person in a manner that reflects our values
  • Open Communication – We trust each other and are open and honest with our communications internally and externally
  • Teamwork – We support each other and are determined to deliver as a team. We are friendly and genuine
  • Customer focus – We put our clients at the center of everything we do and are flexible and creative in our approach to delivering great results