What Our Clients Say

I have had the great fortune to partner with Galvin-Rowley Executive for over 15 years. Jen and the team are extremely professional and above all take the time to understand the role requirements to ensure the right candidate is matched. When labour markets are tight, and roles are in high demand Galvin-Rowley Executive always find the right candidate. I really appreciate how they keep me informed of their progress, challenge my thinking and create a collaborative environment. Finding the right candidate is never easy, Jen makes it easy!

Georgegina Poulos

T2, Global Director People

“As the Chair of a small but growing not for profit organisation, I was acutely aware that we needed to attract an outstanding executive candidate who could take our board’s vision forward. Jen Gavin-Rowley conducted a thorough executive search for us, identified a number of excellent candidates and screened them carefully to ensure that our culture, values and experience were aligned. Jen is a consummate professional, extremely empathetic and took the time we needed to truly understand our candidates and conduct a high-quality interview process and presentation to the Board. She provided our selection panel with a report featuring thorough background information and insightful assessment of each candidate, such that we felt fully supported with, yet in control, of the whole process. Through her positive impression on the Directors, Jen is now one of the Skyline family of supporters and I have no hesitation in recommending Galvin-Rowley Executive to any organisation like Skyline seeking to attract outstanding candidates.”

Katrina Reynen

Vice President (Schools) – Pearson Education and Chair, Skyline Education Foundation

“In 2021, we worked with Jen to recruit the new CEO for Windana – a leading Victorian drug and alcohol recovery service.

She worked closely with us to ensure she had a good understanding of the brief, provided regular progress updates and delivered a strong shortlist from which we were able to select our new CEO. We found Jen’s approach and follow up to be really professional and engaging and we achieved a great outcome.”

Jenny Gillam

Chair Windana - a leading Drug and Alcohol Recovery service.

“Jen is as invested in getting amazing people into T2 as we are. Settling for average is not an option and this comes from her deep understanding of our business and culture and a strong appreciation for the emphasis we place on both capability and fit in equal measure. We are delighted with the great people we have at T2 thanks to Jen – they are most certainly our cup of tea!”

Nicole Sparshott

T2 Tea, Global Chief Executive Officer

I have had the absolute pleasure of partnering with Jen both as a client and candidate and the experience has been seamless & pleasurable on both fronts. Jen sets herself apart from the plethora of recruiters in that she fosters an intricate understanding of her clients vision and culture and weaves this delicately into the people she puts forth. Jen has been a formidable partner in building high functioning and performing teams. Needless to say we thoroughly relish working with her!

Sharon Elding

HR Director , Jungheinrich Australia

“Further to our discussions from time to time, I am writing to express my appreciation more formally to you for so well managing the process for recruitment of our new Executive Director. The process ran seamlessly, and the ultimate appointment of Lynn Haultain was correct as her performance has shown. Thank you. Kind regards.”

The Honourable Hartley Hansen QC

Victoria Law Foundation, Chair

“Meeting Jen was one of the best ‘recruitment’ experiences I have had in my career. Her interest in truly understanding me and my values and priorities was truly refreshing and meant that we could discuss new job opportunities with humor, transparency and candor. At the end of the day, any successful business comes down to having teams of people who compliment each other. I am very grateful to Jen for giving me the opportunity to do what I love best in a culture that excites and inspires me.”

Amy Smith

Unilever, Global Director, Brand T2

“Jen, thank you for your continuous support with my career. I truly appreciate your detailed candidate care, in particular your sensitivity for my professional and personal career plan. It expedited the recruitment process and ensured success, resulting in a win-win for all involved. Jen, it’s a pleasure working with you and it is this dedicated care factor that makes you different. I am sure to continue recommending you both to organisations and strong talent.”

Dr Zivit Inbar GAICD FCPHR

DifferenThinking, Founder and CEO

“All my dealings with Jennifer Galvin-Rowley have been exemplary. Jen understood the role to be filled well and was able to communicate formally and informally with ease and insight. The whole process was handled with great professionalism – I would thoroughly recommend Jen and her team.”

Lynne Haultain

Victoria Law Foundation, Executive Director

“What a joy it is to engage with Galvin Rowley Executive. Grace, care and expertise are the adjectives that come to mind when I think about Jen and the way she manages her clients and candidates. Above all, I am impressed with Galvin Rowley’s service ethic and ability to astutely find the right match for a win-win outcome. Jen is a delight to work with and is a wonderful representative of your corporate or personal brand. She is trustworthy, generous, unflappable, diligent and savvy and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.”

Jane Sydenham-Clarke

Skyline Education Foundation, Chief Executive Officer

“For a decade I’ve engaged Jen to fill HR and other roles. She is excellent in both client management and candidate care. Responsive to challenging assignments, Jen creates a realistic client expectation of deliverables. Given her consistently superior service, I truly value our relationship.”

Traci Eathorne

Delaware North Companies Australia, Executive Director – HR Australia/NZ

“As a CEO of rapidly growing company with a sizable regional workforce managed by a small, dynamic executive office I used Galvin-Rowley Executive to find me the correct executives for our head office. Due to the nature of the business our demands were quite specific and “out of the norm’, they were always time critical. Jennifer would always deliver, the short-listed candidates well-credentialed for the roles and of high standard. Jennifer provided excellent research and commentary on the prospective candidates and overlaid that with a very mature, experienced, practical and forthcoming response when questioned on differing candidates’ personal attributes. I have also maintained a personal relationship with Jennifer over the years where she has provided a sounding board and guidance role for my own career.”

Robert Burbury

The Health Grain, CEO

“Jennifer is a rare breed of recruiter / HR consultant – she actually cares a lot about the client and the candidate. I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer as a client and as a potential candidate, so I can speak from both sides of interaction. Jennifer gets the brief, gets your brand and gets your requirement – on time, on brand and on budget. Unlike the majority out there, she cares and provides an extremely high level of professionalism no matter if you are the client or the candidate. She’s also a lovely person!”

Mark Watson

Hearts on Fire, CEO

“Galvin-Rowley Recruitment has been an invaluable partner as our company embarked upon a significant organisational redesign. To build capability and create a strong, consistent culture Jennifer worked closely with our business leaders to truly understand the journey we were on, ensuring that every person we bought into the business had the right skills and the outlook we were seeking. We’re only in the early stages but the calibre of candidates she presented to us was exceptional”.

Nick Pritchard

Gale Pacific Limited, Managing Director

“Jen has really invested in understanding our culture and what attributes to look for to ensure a seamless team fit. In addition, her definition of quality and high calibre is the same as ours. That makes life so much easier and means we are consistently forced to make tough choices at the end of relatively short recruitment periods. What else could we ask?!”

Russell Parker

Melrose Health Group, CEO