Our Team

Jamie Croft


I established Direct Recruitment in Geelong over 20 years ago and am so proud of our record in serving the Geelong community over that period.

We have a great team at Direct. Growth sees exciting times in the region right now and our job is to support that growth by putting the right people in the right jobs.

When I’m not doing that I love getting down to our house on the coast and whacking a few balls around Anglesea Golf Course or just relaxing along the beaches.  The Geelong region is a great place for work and play.

Come and experience The Direct Recruitment Difference.

Our Team

Simon Heffernan

Branch Manager

My passion for recruiting now spans 19 years.  I get excited about the opportunity of changing people’s lives by offering new and rewarding work challenges.  The key to success in recruitment I believe is about building key partnerships with my clients and valuing the relationships with my candidates.

As Branch Manager I have led the Direct Recruitment Geelong office for over 12 years and built a strong reputable brand along with my quality recruitment team.  I am proud of the company I work for and the values we drive as an organisation.

Away from the office I enjoy spending time with family (love watching my kids play sports), staying fit, golfing, watching AFL (Mighty Cats) and camping.

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Chris Fowler

Recruitment Manager

Having grown up in Geelong, I believe in supporting local businesses and keeping jobs  in the region.  I have a passion for recruitment and I understand the unique needs of businesses to provide exceptional service, ensuring that the right person, with the best fit of skills and experience is provided to all my clients. I have over 8 years experience in the recruitment industry working with large multi-national businesses through to small & medium enterprises.  Outside of work I enjoy the great outdoors and find that camping, hiking and fishing are a great way to wind down after a busy week in the office. I also relish the opportunity to drive for my Dad’s motorsport team participating across Victoria and NSW.

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Josie May

Recruitment Consultant

Originally from Bendigo, I moved to Geelong to be closer to my weekend getaways along the Great Ocean Road. With five years experience within recruitment across the Administration, Finance, HR, Government sectors, Transport, Warehouse and Logistics, Manufacturing and Agricultural industries both locally and remotely around NSW, Regional VIC, Metro areas and Geelong.

I highly value connecting with people and building quality relationships, and enjoy achieving a win, win outcome for both candidate and client.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, surfing, snowboarding and travelling.

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Adrian Henry

Business Development Manager

Born and bred in Geelong with experience in many different industries including Hospitality, Real Estate, Finance, Sales, and Management, I love what Geelong has to offer.

When looking for work,  Direct Recruitment were the only agency who kept me informed as to the availability of roles and gave me progress updates on applications I had made.  I was so impressed, I joined the company as the Business Development Manager in 2019.
I am process driven, like everything to be in its place and in a methodical order.  Outside of work I enjoy waterskiing, snowboarding, trail bike riding and spending quality time with my partner and family.

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Sharyn Johnston

Office Manager

Having been in administration for over 30 years and with Direct Recruitment for the last 7 years., my position of Administration / Reception keeps me busy.  I’m the person who greets you with a friendly smile when you walk in the door.  My role is to ensure the office is organised and efficient & that we attend to all our clients and candidate needs in a timely manner.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, six adult children and partners which keeps me very busy and is extremely rewarding.