Working with you

We focus on quality, not quantity and prefer to leverage relationships rather than make cold calls.

We bring together consultants who not only have niche vertical expertise in your field, but who are committed to developing a long term partnership with you.

We pride ourselves in our proactive talent sourcing approach which enables a swift and successful recruitment outcome.

Meet the IT team

Peter Zonnevylle

Director – Information Technology

After graduating with a Bachelor of Law Peter began his recruitment career with McGregor Boyall Associates in 1997, specialising in sourcing IT professionals for clients working in the London and Frankfurt financial markets.

He relocated to Australia in 1999, managing several high-profile accounts for Candle IT, including Westpac. During his time as Candle’s general manager, NSW, the business experienced its’ three most profitable years of growth. Peter established SustainAbility Consulting with Martin O’Donnell in 2008.

Edward Mills

Director – Information Technology

After a career in Urban Architecture in the UK Edward moved to Australia in 2005, reinventing himself in IT recruitment.

Joining the Interpro Group he managed the wealth and trading divisions of the Commonwealth Bank and became the number one IT provider across the bank.

The opportunity arose to move within the group to TRA Global to build a niche vertical market team; from here he continued to grow as the top-billing consultant, before taking P&L and management responsibility for the TRA team in Australia.

Ben Athey

Director – Information Technology

Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within IT recruitment, having worked for one of Australia’s largest specialists for 15 years.

Ben has held numerous roles from consultant, to manager of major accounts, vertical specialist team manager and sales manager. He has recruited, managed and led teams of up to 10 specialist consultants, as well as personally keeping his finger on the pulse in the market, always maintaining client relationship management and sales focus.

Ben’s success is demonstrable through his loyal client base, from ASX listed companies to the SME market.

George Double

Consultant – Software Development

After graduating with a degree in finance George started his career working in London’s financial markets. After a stint working as an accountant in France, George migrated to Australia where he has recruited JavaScript engineers with SustainAbility since late 2015.

Recognising it’s an incredibly short skillset, he follows a quality & tailored approach to both client and candidates. He works with some of the best start-ups, software houses and tech hubs in Sydney which attract the best engineering talent.

You’ll usually find him at one of Sydney’s JS meetups. Get in touch & chat JavaScript with George.

Tim Baldwin

Consultant - .Net Development

After graduating with a degree in history Tim started his career in recruitment  spending 3 years with Cooper Lomaz working with development teams in the UK.  After relocating to Sydney in 2016 Tim has joined SustainAbilty to specialise in the .NET market and has already had some notable successes.

Please reach out to Tim if you are an experienced developer well versed in the .NET stack, or are looking to take your career in this direction.

Angus WIlliams

Consultant, business intelligence

After working in clinical research and the completion of his degree in Psychological Science in at the University of QLD, Angus relocated to Sydney in 2017 to follow his interest for business, HR & technology, joining the SustainAbility group to specialize in Business Intelligence.

Angus is passionate about people & surfing and hopes to combine both by utilising the work he did in suicide prevention to set up a surf school for disadvantaged kids when he moves on from coporate world

Tayler Lacey

Consultant - .Net Development

After graduating with a First-Class Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Tayler started her career with West Lancs Borough Council co-ordinating; Local Elections, the EU Referendum and fund raising events for the Mayor of West Lancs. After relocating to Sydney, Tayler joined the SustainAbility team to pursue her interest for contemporary technology and building long-lasting relationships with people.

Tayler works purely in the JavaScript space so get in touch with her if you share her passion for JavaScript.

Paulina Wajda

Consultant, project services

After visiting ¼ of our planet and graduating from 4 different unis around the world with a Master in International Business (Sunshine Coast University, QLD, Australia), Master in International Business Relations (Poland), Diploma in Business (Peru), Diploma in International Management (Germany) and working in internal recruitment for one of the biggest Swiss banks, decided to turn everything upside down and start her journey with external recruitment down under.

She specialises in recruiting Business Analysts, Project Management and testers. Message her for more info and she will provide you with support in English, Polish or Spanish.

Meet the Accounting & Finance Team

Martin O’Donnell

Director – Accounting

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Martin entered the recruitment industry in 1997 with Badenoch and Clark, recruiting accounting contract staff for a wide variety of corporate commerce and industry clients in London.

Martin moved to Australia in 1999 and joined Hamilton James and Bruce and was responsible for the management of a number of their Accounting divisions including the Commerce, Financial Services and Government teams.  In 2003 he joined Charterhouse Partnership as an Associate Director with the mandate to assist the start-up organisation grow to become a leading recruitment brand within Australia and Asia, before moving on to set up SustainAbility with Peter in 2008.

Scott Allen

Consultant – Accounting

Scott has been recruiting in the Sydney market since 2011, starting his career with Keegan Adams where he focused on temporary recruitment across a number of industries before moving to accounting specialists West Recruitment where he focused on temporary and permanent roles in the qualified and part-qualified accounting market.

His experience has seen him recruit across all regions of Sydney forging strong relationships with clients and candidates alike. In 2016 Scott continued his career growth and joined SustainAbilty to focus on permanent recruitment in the qualified accounting market for the Sydney region.

Robert Ladak

Consultant – Accounting

After graduating university with a degree in Sport Psychology, Robert began his recruitment career in London sourcing Clinical Research Associates throughout Europe for various Clinical Research Organisations. He was then charged with building a new desk within the UK Regulatory Affairs market where he built and maintained relationships with global pharmaceuticals including Omega, AbbVie and Reckitt Benckiser.

After relocating to Australia in 2015, Robert now sources Accounting and Finance professionals for a range of contract roles in SME’s and Large Global organisations within the Sydney Commerce & Industry sector.

James Mackenzie-Smith

Consultant – Accounting

Having graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Business Management in 2011, James  began his recruitment career with finance recruitment firm Sellick Partnership. Following two years of hiring interim accountants across the Manchester region, he moved to London based, media specialists Handle focusing on mid-senior finance candidates on behalf of some of the world’s most recognized brands in entertainment, creative start ups and fast growing retail businesses.

After four successful years in London, james relocated to Sydney to further his career in full time finance recruitment with SustainAbility with a continued focus on the media, retail and FMCG sectors.


Meet our sister brands

As a growing business we are able to support our clients and candidates within complimentary service lines including business support, marketing and digital specialists.

Please visit SustainDigital, Lotus People and SustainHealth.



At SustainAbility we feel strongly about giving back to the local community. This year we will be aligning ourselves with The Stepping Stone House charity. As a team we will be giving up our time to help as well as financial donations from our SustainAbility community. Please get in touch if you would like to donate.

Stepping Stone House

“Established in 1989, Stepping Stone House is a not for profit organisation providing medium to long term accommodation and development for young people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness or are living away from their families aged 12 to 24 years old. The aim is to develop their self-esteem, resilience, self-confidence and good health through motivational experiential learning including outdoor education and adventure so that they achieve responsible independence and be the best they can be.”

If you are interested in finding out more about a career with us please contact us to find out more.