Our Team

Jennifer Galvin-Rowley

Founder & Principal Consultant

Jennifer founded Galvin-Rowley Executive to provide expert advice and a truly innovative approach to retained Executive Search and
Recruitment in Australia. She has worked in Executive Search and Recruitment since 1990 and has extensive experience across a range of industry sectors. Today, Jen continues to partner with some of Australia’s leading organisations to help attract, appoint and retain highly qualified executives. We are proud of our ongoing reputation as a high-quality ‘boutique’ provider of retained Executive Search services. Contact Jen by clicking on the email or LinkedIn icon or call 0410 477 235.

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Bruce McDonald

Senior Associate

Bruce joined Galvin-Rowley Executive in 2024. He brings an accomplished executive career, primarily in the automotive sector, including Vice President and CEO roles, complemented by 15 years of Board experience as a GAICD qualified Non-Executive Director and Board Chair in the healthcare, community services and tertiary education sectors. His extensive marketing career has been recognised by his appointment as a Board Director with the Australian Marketing Institute, of which he is also a Fellow. Bruce has provided extensive support and guidance as a coach to leaders undertaking career transition. Contact Bruce by clicking on the email or LinkedIn icon or call 0400 366 535.

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Mari Ruiz-Matthyssen

Senior Consultant

Mari Ruiz-Matthyssen brings to Galvin-Rowley Executive over 30 years of distinguished experience in Executive Search and Recruitment. Having led high-performance teams across diverse sectors, including banking, telecommunications, and aviation, Mari excels in fostering transformative business cultures and spearheading strategic initiatives. Her extensive background encompasses roles such as Chief People Experience & Marketing Officer at Australia Pacific Airports Corporation and Executive Director of Launceston Airport. Mari’s expertise in attracting and recruiting executive talent aligns seamlessly with our mission to offer superior, client-focused Executive Search services. Contact Mari by clicking on the email or LinkedIn icon or call 0413 585 936.

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Liz Hunter

Senior Associate

Liz Hunter joined Galvin-Rowley Executive in 2022 and brings 25 years of experience as a highly successful business and people leader spanning manufacturing, telecommunications, Not-For-Profit, and local government industry sectors. Identifying and developing top talent has been a key theme of Liz’s career. Most recently, Liz has held the role of CEO with Westgate Health, an inner-city NFP with over 10,000 members and operating two centres in South Kingsville and Newport providing a range of health services including GP’s and specialist health providers.

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Melissa Bridge

Senior Associate

Melissa has more than 20 years of experience specialising in attracting and recruiting talent with an extensive background in recruiting
management and C-Level roles. Her interest in also people led her to complete a master of Human Resources. She has spent many years managing large multinational businesses’ HR functions before transitioning into permanent talent acquisition. Most of Melissa’s recent experience has focused on specialised search assignments for clients locally and globally.

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Laura Gaugain

Talent Acquisition

Laura is a Talent Acquisition Specialist and Executive Search Recruiter for Galvin-Rowley Executive. She brings a wealth of varied and extensive experience recruiting professionals across all disciplines, as well as engagement strategy, people planning and market insights. Laura’s background spans many facets of the recruitment and HR industry from business partnering, search, mid to SLT appointments, psychometrics, managing recruitment teams and classroom/121 training for newly established recruitment professionals.

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Sasha Bettess

Executive Assistant & Research Team

Sasha Bettess provides executive assistance to the Galvin Rowley Executive team with an innate sense of confidentiality and integrity.
With a background in HR administration and experience within large national firms and ASX-listed companies, Sasha understands both candidate and client needs and thrives on providing support to achieve positive outcomes.

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Gary Rowley

Commercial Manager

Following a successful senior management career in the manufacturing sector, Gary joined Jennifer in Galvin-Rowley Executive in 2010 and is our Commercial Manager as well as managing technical and manufacturing appointments with a range of clients. Gary Rowley has an extensive background as a senior executive in the automotive sector across manufacturing operations and large retail businesses. He has managed manufacturing facilities of 600 people and store networks of 300 stores. Having gained significant experience in Human Resource Management and Manufacturing Operations through 30 years of managing large multi-cultural workforces, Gary has been successful in the areas of recruitment, training and development, IR negotiations, manufacturing operations optimisation through cost out programs, developing metrics that matter and coaching of line managers.

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