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Who we are

As an Australian -based Talent Acquisition and Advisory firm with offices across the country and a network around the world, we are committed to working closely with our clients to help them attract, engage, develop and manage their largest and most important resource - their people.

Partnering with businesses across a range of professional industries and disciplines, we deliver the very best tailored talent acquisition and search services with our trademark care, knowledge and integrity.

Our own team of experienced, dedicated individuals and our meticulous placement processes ensure that we create successful, lasting Human Resources solutions for your organisation – whatever your requirements. If you value honesty, dedication and outstanding service, you’ll most certainly appreciate our traditional way of doing things.

Our talents lie in finding the right people for your business.

We believe in doing things the right way.
We believe in the power of personal connections.
We are Brown & Chase.

Our mission is to provide our clients with high level Talent Acquisition and Search Solutions. With our many years of experience and traditional, personalised service, we pride ourselves on building real, long-term relationships and assisting you with investing in the best people as your company evolves and grows. 

We look to tradition
in order to do things differently.

When it comes to Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Solutions, we believe that strong relationships and hard work combine to produce exceptional results. At Brown & Chase, we pride ourselves on working diligently with integrity, honesty and care to provide you with the right person for the role – rather than just the first person.

Servicing a diverse range of companies across multiple sectors – including government, financial services, information technology, media, construction, not for profit, energy and engineering – our unique approach and excellent track record have led to many ongoing partnerships with our clients.

Our three-phase talent strategy means we work a little harder than most to provide you with lasting solutions.

You can tell a lot
about a company
from its people.

Brown & Chase will find you the right people, every time.

Meet our executive team.

We’re serious about our people. Our team’s extensive industry knowledge and our rigorous processes means you can count on us to deliver exceptional solutions that make an extraordinary difference to your organisation. When you engage us, you’ll know that we operate as an extension of your company rather than just a service provider – so you can get on with the important business of doing business.

Efren Chaux executive, ICT, Sales, Marketing Recruiter
Efren ChauxManaging Partner

As a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Brown & Chase, Efren Chaux works closely with clients, executive professionals and Brown & Chase consultants alike to assist with professional and organisational growth. With an extensive career spanning over a decade in executive recruitment in the Australian and Asian markets, Efren’s comprehensive understanding of business and talent strategy has been the foundation of Brown & Chase since 2009.

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Brian RussellPrincipal

Brian Russell is an industry trailblazer who works at the highest level in Australia and has built successful national executive search firms over the past 30 years. Brian’s passion and expertise lies with leadership and development, executive search and talent advisory. Brian brings his strong background in overseeing mid-, senior- and board-level appointments to the firm, within the public and private sectors.

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Dianne DavidConsultant – Asia Pacific

Dianne uses her ten years’ corporate experience to help find the best people in the market in her role as Consultant – Asia Pacific at Brown & Chase. Dianne enjoys the complexity and outside the square thinking required in talent acquisition and supports her exceptional research skills with a Bachelor of Communications & Bachelor of Business Administration, Management and Operations from De La Salle University.

Nerissa Chaux, Executive recruitment, accounting recruitment, office support recruitment
Nerissa ChauxManaging Partner

Co-founder and Managing Partner Nerissa Chaux brings over 14 years of corporate services recruitment, search and business management experience developed throughout Australia and Asia. With a wide national network, Nerissa is known for being creatively direct and determined when it comes to achieving solutions for her clients. Nerissa plays a major role in the global expansion of Brown & Chase.

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Ian HadfieldPrincipal

Ian Hadfield brings his extensive 25 years of experience in executive search and selection assignments for organisations across Australia, the UK and the US to Brown & Chase. Ian specialises in executive team development and leadership assessment across a range of sectors, including IT, Finance, Sales and Engineering. Ian has also been instrumental in developing cutting-edge recruitment-centric technology solutions.

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Melissa PowickPrincipal - Human Resource Solutions

Melissa Powick heads up Brown & Chase’s Human Resource Solutions division. With over 20 years in small business and large corporate enterprise, Melissa has a deep knowledge in the development of custom human resource programs, cultural development strategies and organisational structures. Melissa can take a company’s business strategy & operating model and translate it into tangible solutions that drive enhanced customer outcomes & strengthen workplace culture.

Contact Us.

At Brown & Chase we specialise in finding you the right people for your organisation – wherever you are in the world. 

As an Australian-based Human Resources Solutions consultancy with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and a network reach that spans Asia, Northern America and Europe, we’ll work with your business to find the right staff members and provide you with exceptional HR solutions on an ongoing basis. 

Our business is all about listening to people’s needs, and we’d love to hear what you have to say.