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Our Team

Our valued team foster strong relationships with clients and candidates, cultivating a passionate work environment that fuels our success.

Our Team

A local expertise with national reach. Meet the team behind Precruitment.

Gayleen Toll - Bio

Gayleen Toll is a greatly experienced and successful recruiter who has over twenty years recruitment experience at a senior level. Her field of expertise has been placing professional and management level positions in international and national companies in the USA, Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland.

A passionate leader and businesswoman Gayleen moved to Cairns in 1998 and opened her own employment services business, Precruitment. Precruitment’s head office is located in Cairns with a second branch in Townsville since 2000.

An ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assured company Precruitment is now a North Queensland leading recruitment consultancy, specialising in professional and administration recruitment; permanent and temporary placements for both commercial and government enterprise.

A current Chamber of Commerce Committee Member where her focus is on assisting small business, local employment initiatives and governance. Gayleen is a past President of the highly successful Cairns Business Woman’s Club. A position that she held for three years in which time the club experienced tremendous growth and increased profile. Gayleen is currently Chair of Board of KickArts, North Queensland’s leading Contemporary Arts Organisation.

Gayleen started her professional life as a Cost Analyst with BHP. Gayleen’ s career in recruitment began in the USA in Silicon Valley, Northern California, where she worked for the world’s largest recruitment company. Her success led to her rapid promotion from Assistant Consultant to Consultant, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Supervisor and Branch Manager. Each position was held for six months or less. This progress and promotion was unprecedented in that company. Her client list was impressive and included Hi Tech, Bio Tech and Government corporations.

Her success is evidenced by her fortune in being successively awarded the national Employee of the Year and the Branch Manager of the Year for the whole of the USA.

On returning to Australia Gayleen was asked by the parent company in the USA to open their first professional/executive recruitment division in Australia. Gayleen was also asked to take over the I.T recruitment division of the company.

Gayleen has been recognised as a Fellow of the RCSA for her commitment and professional contribution to the recruitment industry.

Sandy Evans - Bio

An experienced and dedicated consultant Sandy joined Precruitment in 2014 after a successful career in the media and not for profit sectors. A number of her media campaigns resulted in Direct Marketing Awards for Special Honours, Lead generation and Integrated media campaigns. These skills help her think outside the square for successful results with challenging and diverse recruitment assignments for her clients.

Sandy works on exclusive senior management and professional roles for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Shire Councils including Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Aurukun, Hope Vale, Woorabinda and Torres Strait Island Regional Council. Assignments include CEOs, Executives, Finance and Accounting specialists, Lawyers, Engineers and Senior Project Managers.

Sandy has extensive experience across regional and remote Queensland in recruiting from top to bottom for Local Government and Aboriginal Organisations. She has recruitment expertise in all challenging to source roles for remote locations, from trades to CEO’s and everything in between.

Sandy brings crucial skills to Precruitment especially her incredible communication and relationship skills along with her desire to always achieve exceptional results for clients and candidates.

Brendon Dyer - Bio

Brendon is experienced in recruiting staff across a broad range of industries and professions. With an established network within many industries, Brendon is ready to respond to his client’s recruitment needs.

With over 10 years’ experience in the employment services industry, Brendon is highly attuned to recruitment trends and opportunities in regional Queensland.

A professional with a background in building strong client relationships, leadership and business management, Brendon brings a unique blend of analytical and interpersonal skills to the table.

Brendon possesses excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills. He uses these strengths together with his ability to negotiate positive outcomes and relate to people from all levels and backgrounds, to find the right results for both his candidates and clients.

He has a proven track record of success, with a string of achievements and awards. He is a member of the Golden Key National Honour Society, recognizing his academic excellence at Griffith University.

Cameron Westneat-Smith - Bio

An accredited Recruitment Consultant through the industry professional body RCSA Cameron is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients and candidates.

Cameron is a highly skilled professional with extensive experience in marketing and customer service from within the IT, Retail, Hospitality, and FMCG industries. He has a track record of success in developing and marketing innovative employment and recruitment app technology.

Cameron is respected by executive management and board level personnel across several industry sectors for his ability to think outside the square and deliver results. He brings a hardworking and professional approach to every recruitment project, with a drive for success.

Having worked with the team at Precruitment over several years, Cameron’s experience in data base management, coding, resume and skills analysis, allows him to provide a high level of resourcing and success to recruitment assignments. He understands the importance of diligence and recognising the needs of our clients and candidates, he is well placed to help them reach their business and personal goals.

Colleen Smith - Bio

A dedicated professional, who joined Precruitment in 2013, Colleen provides administration management and support to the Precruitment team to help achieve organisational goals and improve team productivity and efficiency.

Colleen has an eye for detail, creative thinking and problem-solving acumen which makes her a strategic asset for both clients and candidates alike. She is highly organized with a comprehensive grounding in management and operations.

With  background   in   Office   Management,   Accounting,   Marketing   and Administration from within the recruitment and engineering service industries. Our clients, candidates and team benefit from her ability to effectively multi- task whilst adhering to strict deadlines and maintaining a strong customer first focus.

Colleen has recently completed post graduate studies in Business (GCBusStd), with the University of Tasmania. This continued learning has further cultivated her critical thinking, analysis abilities, and increased her knowledge of contemporary business practises.

Colin Toll - Bio

Colin’s professional life began when he joined the military by attending the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He graduated four years later as a Lieutenant into the Armoured Corps. Colin remained a soldier for twenty years during which time he served in Singapore, Malaysia, Sarawak, Vietnam, England, Germany, Canada and in many places in Australia. He fought in two conflicts, Vietnam and Borneo. Colin resigned from the military in 1981, then a Lieutenant-Colonel and at the time commanding the Leopard Tank regiment.

His second life took him into tourism at the CEO level, firstly at Mt Buller, a Victorian ski resort. After six seasons in the snow he was asked to go north to Cairns to look after the investments of some Melbourne businessmen. After being in Cairns for nine months in 1987, he was head-hunted to return to the mountains as CEO of Alpine Australia Group in the NSW Snowy Mountains. The group owned a large hotel, a ski resort and a train, the Skitube. Colin managed this Group for eight years until 1994.

Colin then took up an appointment as the CEO of Hamilton Island Limited. In 1997 Colin returned to Melbourne to do some projects such as Melbourne Underwater World, a review of the Alpine Resorts Commission and a proposal for a new campus for LaTrobe University.

In 1998, together with Gayleen, Colin moved to Cairns with the intention of creating Precruitment based on Gayleen’s recruiting expertise.

On arrival in Cairns, Colin was initially the GM of the newly opened Skyrail. Precruitment was an instant success and by 1999 Colin had moved to become the Executive Director of Precruitment.

Sylvia Dowie - Bio

Sylvia has many years’ experience in the recruitment industry including having been a successful recruiter and business manager.

Having first joined Precruitment in 2002 Sylvia was tasked to lead in the development and implementation of Precruitment’s Quality Management System. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in Human Resources, Recruitment, Administration, Quality Assurance, Induction and Safety facilitation Accreditation of our Quality Management System (QMS) was achieved within the year. Supported by Sylvia’s passion for continuous improvement in all our business operations we have repeatedly received outstanding results from annual QMS External Audits.

Sylvia’s skills are complemented with an Advanced Certificate in Personnel Management and experience in Human Resources/Recruitment and Administration from both the Recruitment Industry and Corporate Enterprise. Her successful career has included Human Resources Advisory roles with a large multi-national company.  Sylvia has successfully completed Training Courses in Quality, Safety, Security and Environmental Management Systems & Internal Auditing and Lead Auditor Training for ISO9001 Quality Management Systems.

Working closely with the Managing Director and all staff Sylvia ensures that our Quality Management Systems is adhered to by providing training, assistance, conducting Internal Audits and frequent review of all Precruitment operating processes.

Deb Ieiri - Bio

Proficient Administration Assistant with over 15 years of experience, Deb has excellent skills in customer and supplier relations, administration, marketing, accounting and logistics.

Deb is very organized and great at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude and handling customer support quickly.

 She has proudly won the Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Tourism Customer Service Award.

 Deb has a Bachelor degree in Administration, Major in International Trade and she can also speak Portuguese, Spanish and a little Italian.

 Working closely with the Accounts and Administration Manager and all staff, Deb ensures the office runs smoothly, evaluating reports and documentation to check accuracy, avoiding delays and maximizing client and candidate support and team productivity.

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