Meet the Team

Niall Hamill

Chairman

nhamill@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020
Having set up the Australian operations of Walker Hamill in 1998, Niall completed a Management Buy Out of the business in 2002 before establishing its Asian operations in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2002 and 2003.

He sold the business to Five Ten, a private equity backed investment by Englefield Capital in 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific before retiring from the business in 2008. He set up the Andersen Partnership in 2010 following the acquisition of Stirling Andersen.

Niall Hamill

Chairman

Having set up the Australian operations of Walker Hamill in 1998, Niall completed a Management Buy Out of the business in 2002 before establishing its Asian operations in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2002 and 2003.

He sold the business to Five Ten, a private equity backed investment by Englefield Capital in 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific before retiring from the business in 2008. He set up the Andersen Partnership in 2010 following the acquisition of Stirling Andersen.
nhamill@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020

Brian Schroder

Chief Executive Officer

Brian has over 10 years of executive recruitment experience in both the US and across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining the Andersen Partnership, Brian was a Director of Robert Half in Australia.

Brian's remit with the Andersen Partnership is to manage the group operations of the business and establish multiple offices globally.
bschroder@walkerandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5020

Kassie Canning

Director - Insurance

Kassie has seven years experience recruiting within the General Insurance and Broking industry. The majority of this experience is in the Sydney market completing dozens of assignments for entry level positions through to executive search mandates.

Kassie has been responsible for developing the Insurance & Wealth Management offering for Stirling Andersen throughout Australia, maintaining key relationships with some of the largest insurers, banks and broking houses.

Kassie relocated to the London office in April 2018 with a remit to grow Stirling Andersen's brand and market share across the Insurance & Wealth management sectors primarily in London whilst specialising in recruiting senior appointments within General Insurance.
kcanning@stirlingandersen.com
+44 (0)20 3883 9561

Steve Hutchinson

Director - Singapore

Steve joined the business to set up the Singaporean office in February 2014. Singapore was the first office outside of Australia for the Andersen Partnership and has continued to grow steadily. Steve has 15 years
of recruitment experience and has been based in Singapore for the last 4 of those years since relocating from Australia.
shutchinson@stirlingandersen.com
+65 3157 9200

Tom Birch

Director - Hong Kong

Tom joined the Andersen Partnership in 2012 where he was responsible for launching Stirling Andersen in Western Australia. After quickly developing strong networks Tom was able to grow a highly successful team in Perth in a short space of time.
Tom is now based in Hong Kong and responsible for the Hong Kong office China mainland recruitment. Tom continues to actively recruit across Stirling Andersen whilst overseeing Walker Andersen.
tbirch@stirlingandersen.com
+852 6053 4430

Wayne Clark

Director - Queensland

Wayne has 15 years experience recruiting at all levels across Australia and the UK. He launched the Andersen Partnership's Queensland business in 2012 and has grown the team to 15 specialist consultants covering;
Walker Andersen - Accounting & Finance and Accounting Professional Services.
Stirling Andersen - General, Life & Health Insurance, Wealth & Superannuation.
Baker Andersen - Construction, Architecture and Resources.
Wayne credits the success of the Brisbane team to the industry expertise and client orientated approach of each Consultant.
wclark@walkerandersen.com

Graham Quilliam

Director - Victoria

Graham has 15 years executive recruitment experience within Melbourne and London. He launched the Andersen Partnership's Victorian business in 2011 and has grown the team to 30 specialist consultants covering;
Walker Andersen - Accounting & Finance and Accounting Professional Services.
Stirling Andersen - General, Life & Health Insurance, Wealth & Superannuation
Baker Andersen - Construction, Architecture and Resources
Graham credits the success of his Consultants to their niche focus and unrivalled expertise; more than half the Consultants come from careers within their sector.
gquilliam@walkerandersen.com

Liron Rutovitz

Director - NSW

Liron joined The Andersen Partnership in 2011 after initially training as an accountant within a Mid Tier Insolvency firm, and began his career at Walker Andersen recruiting qualified Accountants within Practice.

Having spent 4 years recruiting in the Sydney market, Liron relocated to the UK in 2014 to help launch the London office.

Returning in 2016, Liron was responsible for running the Professional Services division of Walker Andersen across Australia whilst continuing to recruit within the Senior Professional Services market.

In 2018 he moved internally to lead Stirling Andersen's Insurance & Wealth Management division for Sydney and specialises in recruiting within Wealth Management
lrutovitz@stirlingandersen.com
+61 2 8256 5000

Matthew Collins

Director - UK

Matthew has twenty years' experience in recruiting in the UK market before relocating to
Western Australia to recruit insurance professionals in 2011.
Matthew joined the Andersen Partnership in 2014 to oversee Stirling Andersen in Western Australia where he
enjoyed a successful track record recruiting senior roles in the General Insurance market. In mid 2015
he took up the opportunity to lead the Stirling Andersen team back in London where his remit
will be to replicate our model in Australia, expanding our presence across all aspects of Insurance & Wealth Management.
In 2016, Matthew took over the running of all three brands (Stirling, Walker & Baker) of The Andersen Partnership within London.
mcollins@stirlingandersen.com
+44 (0)20 3883 9561

Andrew Knight

Director - New Zealand

Andrew recently joined the Andersen Partnership to set up the Christchurch office and further develop our national relationships within the South Island.
He has worked within the recruitment industry for over twenty years in NZ and the UK, covering high volume campaigns, various specialisms and executive recruitment in both the public and commercial sectors.
aknight@bakerandersen.com

John Mansell

Director - Ireland

With over 12 years local recruitment experience, John joined the Andersen Partnership in 2015 to launch our Stirling Andersen brand into the Irish market.

Since the launch in 2015, Stirling Andersen has provided bespoke recruitment solutions to multinationals and local brokers within the general insurance, wealth management and risk & compliance sectors.

John and his team are extremely focused on continuing to develop the Stirling Andersen brand and building on our reputation as the specialist insurance recruitment firm in the Irish market.
jmansell@stirlingandersen.com
+353 16991349

Emma Hannigan

Associate Director - NSW

Emma joined the Stirling Andersen team in Brisbane in September 2013 and transferred to Sydney in 2016. With over 4 years’ experience in Insurance Broking, Sales and Claims, Emma was quickly able to develop strong relationships and networks in Brisbane within the General Insurance market. Her broad industry knowledge has enabled her to have a better understanding of her client’s requirements and coupled with her networking skills her speed of delivery is exceptional.
Emma is extremely focussed on continuing to develop the Stirling Andersen brand and maintaining our position as the top insurance recruiters in Queensland.
ehannigan@stirlingandersen.com
+ 61 (0)2 8256 5000

Sam Reid

Associate Director - Victoria

Sam joined Stirling Andersen in 2014, with a background in both Recruitment and Financial Services. Having been given the specific brief of focussing on Superannuation he has since worked with the majority of Australian Super Funds on senior through to Executive level positions.

Along with his work in Superannuation, Sam also manages the Stirling Andersen team in Victoria who specialise across Superannuation, General Insurance, Life Insurance, Workers Comp and Financial Planning.
sreid@stirlingandersen.com
(03) 8640 5410

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