Our success has always been built on our core philosophy – ‘taking the long term view’.

We will partner with you, ask the right questions to understand your business needs and proactively seek out the best contract and permanent talent in the passive market.

With utmost integrity at all times, we consult on industry trends, movements, budgets and any other advice on the market that you require.  If you are looking for an employee to fit a specialised delivery team or who’ll be with you for the long-term, we’ll ensure you are introduced to the energetic and experienced candidates your business needs.

Executive Search

Due to our selective client approach we are able to proactively approach candidates from a significant portion of the market that the larger recruiters cannot. A traditional headhunt approach combined with our extensive networks enables us to proactively approach leading talent with confidence.


Our network has been established and continues to grow from the relationships our 4 directors have built over a combined 6 decades in the local market. Everyone in our business, from directors to consultants, is working in a hands on capacity.

Database Search

Our market leading database is rigorously maintained to enable us to quickly identify candidates that are immediately available or actively looking for work. Within a very short time timeframe we can identify if there are candidates that we have recently dealt with that would be suitable for your current requirements.


Our vertical market specialism allows us to embed ourselves in our candidate community. Regularly attending and hosting MeetUp events in our core markets as well as keeping on top of emerging markets and niche sectors. Follow up on our social media or talk to the team for upcoming events in your space.

Whatever approach we tailor to your needs, you can be assured we will employ the utmost integrity and highest standards to ensure you receive exceptional service levels at each stage of the process.


  • “After four different agencies and no success, we got in touch with SustainAbility and within a week, they were able to find us a candidate who matched exactly what we were looking for.”

    Technical Team Manager, Mobile Messenger

  • “Upon arriving in Australia I registered with approximately eight recruitment agencies for temporary work. The support and enthusiasm I received from SustainAbility was far and above the best I received and not surprisingly was how I obtained my first six month role in Australia. I would certainly recommend SustainAbility to friends and colleagues.”

    Management Accountant

  • “When I was seeking my next career move in 2008 SustainAbility managed to place me into my current role as IT Manager at Sony. Subsequently they have successfully sourced all of my resource needs helping us to raise the bar in the IT team. Rather than engaging the “tick and flick” approach SustainAbility really have the long term client relationship in mind and take the time to truly understand each individual’s unique requirements, whether it be as a jobseeker or a hiring manager”

    Group IT Manager, Sony DADC

  • Peter has sourced many staff for me over the last 10 years for many niche skills within the IT market place. Peter pays particular attention to understanding the organisation culture and role requirements to ensure any candidates submitted are of the highest standard and are fit for the role. I have absolute faith that given the chance Peter will work in your and your organisation’s best interests.”

    Executive Manager / Business Technology, Suncorp

  • “After struggling to fill a senior analyst role through other channels, SustainAbility was recommended by another manager. They immediately demonstrated a good understanding of the energy sector and our specific business needs and were able to present several high quality candidates. Even though we had some setbacks with candidates dropping out of the process, SustainAbility remained committed until we filled the role with an excellent candidate.”

    Manager, Settlement Operations, Australian Energy Market Operator

  • “SustainAbility, from the first contact, has been very professional, yet very friendly. My consultant gave me a call almost every day to provide updates. It was very comforting to know what was happening rather than being in the dark and feeling the frustration. I got a job with Ernst & Young as a Financial Management Associate and love the environment. SustainAbility, as the name suggests, really provided me with the continual support before and after my employment. I would recommend them to anyone who needs the support and understanding when looking for a job.”

    Financial Analyst

  • “I have been in contact with numerous recruitment agents. I feel like I can divide the recruitment agencies in two types:
    – One where you feel like a product and that they want to place you wherever they can even if it is not suitable for neither you nor the company you are intended to work for.
    – The other type is where you feel they are listening to your thoughts and preferences, they do an in depth analysis from both your and the client’s perspective and only suggest a match if they are certain it would be of dual interest.
    SustainAbility definitely belongs to the second type and I would gladly recommend them to both job seekers and companies looking for new employees.”

    Investment Banking Accountant

  • “SustainAbility primarily partner with us on our Accounting & Finance and Information Technology roles. We have also recently worked with their sister agency, Lotus People on a number of Business Support assignments. Both teams’ consultants have a depth of market knowledge and strong candidate relationships which allow them to consistently meet our requirements. They understand our business, our culture and the type of candidate that we are seeking to attract. They are upfront, easy to deal with and provide us with regular feedback, which has translated into both our hiring managers and recruitment team having a high degree of trust in their delivery”

    Group Recruitment, ASX50 listed property group

  • “I’ve worked with SustainAbility for a number of years both as a hiring manager and subsequently as a candidate when they placed me into my current role as head of technology & innovation. They have found a number of key people for my team here, ranging from project managers and coordinators to business analysts and more technical resources.  What I really appreciate is how they take a long term view and ensure an excellent cultural fit instead of just seeking short term wins.”

    Head of Technology and Innovation, Helloworld Limited

  • “Edward’s keen attention to detail, understanding of business needs and the application of key roles is excellent. The ability to quickly understand a brief, accurately match not only skill sets but also personal attributes has ensured that the candidates presented are always of a high quality”

    GM, News Corp Australia

  • “I was lucky enough to know Edward through a job opportunity. I was very impressed by Edward’s excellent knowledge about the job market and his professionalism in recruitment consulting services. He is a hands on person with great attention to detail. Edward always proactively followed up during the process to ensure the clients were happy and satisfied. I highly recommend Edward either to employers or employees who are seeking high quality professional services.”

    Senior Project Analyst, MLC

  • “I have worked with Sustainability for a number of years across several industries. Starting my career as a Programme Manager through to working in resourcing digital professionals, their support has been invaluable. When I have been hiring for all manner of niche technology skill sets, such as loyalty domain specialists, big data experts, customer analytics analysts, cloud migration engineers, Digital UI/UX resources and front end web developers, they have managed to consistently deliver quality.”

    Head of Digital, Woolworths Group