We collaborate closely with organisations to address health, safety, environmental, and sustainability challenges, customizing our services to help them achieve their distinct sustainability goals. Over the years, we have developed an extensive network of certified sustainability, safety, and quality professionals, enabling us to efficiently meet our clients' requirements in every market across Australia and New Zealand.

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I would highly recommend the team in supporting your business in any HSEQ related roles you may have.

The SP team took a lot of time and effort to understand the needs of our business considering team dynamic as well as cultural and skills alignment. Given their vast geographical coverage, it was natural decision to get their support in the wider AsPac region which made things a lot easier as not having to deal with multiple different agencies. Their service was completely tailored to what we needed and at no point did any ask seem difficult. ​Their knowledge of the industry and HSE expertise meant the candidates put forward were of high caliber and likely to all be a sure fit. The SP team were incredibly easy to deal with, efficient in nature and understood the importance of just getting it done in the most efficient and successful manner.

Ellie Andrivon, Senior HSE Manager for APAC at Lightsource BP

When our Development team reached out and asked for something different and new regarding H&S recruitment, I immediately thought of Shirley Parsons.

While relatively new to this part of the world, their finally tuned approach (based on many years of global H&S recruitment) meant that our Development leadership team was presented with a diverse and capable group of candidates within days of engaging. The interview process was managed smoothly and professionally, and I am pleased to say that within a matter of weeks, we found our person and filled a role that had proved very difficult to fill. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shirley Parsons to meet your recruitment needs”.

Brian Long, Group General Manager Health, Safety & Environment at Mirvac

​​​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for a senior HSE professional.

​Shirley Parsons reacted quickly to the change in our circumstances and delivered an excellent interim solution. ​Our quick timelines were met well, and customer service was great throughout the assignment. ​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for an HSE professional. They know their market very well and provide a friendly and professional service.

John Lambert, Group Human Resources Director at Interserve Group Limited

​My experience of using Shirley Parsons Executive Search has been extremely positive, with commercially astute and technically competent professionals being sourced for high-profile roles.

​​I have appointed Shirley Parsons and her team to deliver a number of critical executive search assignments and have no hesitation in recommending these specialist careers consultants. Deep expertise in the field of health and safety, quality and sustainability mean that the team has trusted long-term relationships with the very best talent in this sector. It is often tricky to find specialists who are also business leaders.

Lynne Graham, People Director at Thames Water

​​Shirley Parsons worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization.

​​​I’ve worked with Shirley Parsons for over 20 years in various roles. When I recently needed to appoint a senior HSES manager with influence and gravitas, I knew where to turn. They understood the brief and conducted a thorough candidate search. I particularly value their focus on communication and engagement. They worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization. We were pleased with the outcome and would use Shirley Parsons again.

James Pomeroy, Group HSES Director, Lloyd's Register

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Offering specialised expertise to advance our clients' Sustainability, Quality, and Safety objectives. Our team of internal and associate consultants possesses decades of experience in developing and implementing industry-leading programs for organizations in Australia and New Zealand.

Executive Search

Connecting executive talent with companies aiming to enhance their corporate sustainability strategies. Our rigorous search methodology ensures that no stone is left unturned in identifying individuals who can fulfill our clients' goals. We provide valuable insights into salaries, market sentiments, and candidate motivations within the Australian and New Zealand contexts.


The era of relying solely on online job boards to attract candidates has passed. To access the best talent in the market, you need a specialized recruitment partner. Shirley Parsons is the foremost leader in Sustainability, Safety, and Quality recruitment across Australia and New Zealand. Our unique blend of industry expertise and exceptional service delivery guarantees that our clients acquire top-tier talent for their organizations. Additionally, we provide valuable candidate feedback and benchmarking data.

Contract Staffing

Swiftly deploying qualified and pre-screened Sustainability, Safety, and Quality professionals for critical short-term projects. Shirley Parsons has direct access to a pool of over 100,000 industry experts, enabling us to promptly meet our clients' project or temporary staffing needs in Australia and New Zealand. Our network of interim candidates includes on-site specialists, management professionals, and executive leaders who can immediately deliver results across various Sustainability, Safety, and Quality disciplines in the region and beyond.

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Shirley Parsons Team

  • Duncan Cooke

    Duncan Cooke

    Regional Lead

  • Tim Melvin

    Tim Melvin

    Director & Co -Founder

  • Ben Evans

    Ben Evans

    Global Development Manager

  • Miranda Jane Taylor

    Miranda Jane Taylor

    ANZ Renewable Energy Advisor

  • Joseph Sissons

    Joseph Sissons

    Head of Client Services

  • Georgie Ramsdale

    Georgie Ramsdale

    Head of Search

  • Hannah Martinez

    Hannah Martinez

    Recruitment Consultant

Solutions in Safety, Quality, and Sustainability

Shirley Parsons offers flexible solutions to assist organizations in achieving their sustainability, safety, and quality objectives. With a global network of qualified professionals, our consulting, executive search, recruitment, and contract services deliver results. Contact us today for tailored solutions and expert advice.