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Our Team

We're passionate about connecting you with an Even Better Living

Jobs Skills Network
Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Director

Tim O’Brien, along with his dedicated team, specialises in connecting talented people to work and lifestyle opportunities in prosperous regional and remote locations. Drawing from a strong background in HR, Recruitment and Finance, Tim is passionate about talent acquisition and commercial strategy. He takes pride in guiding and supporting ambitious individuals and business owners, to realise their full potential and achieve their goals.    

 

Together, Tim and his team at Job Skills Network work to bridge the gap between talent and opportunities in regional and remote areas, helping to strengthen communities. Tim is intensely passionate about connecting people to regional opportunities and promoting the #EvenBetterLiving achievable in regional areas.

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Aisla Connolly

Aisla Connolly

Resourcing Specialist

Aisla Connolly has extensive experience in human resources, recruitment, labour mobility, engagement and project management across various industries. With over five years of recruitment experience, including roles servicing mining, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing sectors, Aisla has a proven track record in labour mobility and employee relations. Aisla is passionate about supporting youth in entering the workforce and mapping career pathways by identifying interests, training needs and solutions.

 

Born and raised in Darwin, Aisla embraces the #EvenBetterLiving lifestyle in the Northern Territory spending most weekends caring for country. She enjoys camping, exploring and tending to her tropical fruit and cattle and shares her property with campers during the dry season, offering a natural retreat for birdwatching, bushwalking, fishing and relaxation.

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Ash Phillips

Ash Phillips

Brand & Marketing Specialist

Ash Phillips brings an artistic flair to the team with a background in graphic design, print design, social and digital marketing and communications across business, not-for-profit and community sectors. Ash is well-versed in diverse aspects of branding and marketing. Holding an Associate Degree in Digital Media and currently studying her Bachelor's Degree, she is committed to continuous learning and growth in her field.

 

As a born and bred Gladstone Region local, Ash is an advocate for #EvenBetterLiving in regional areas. Her connection to regional Australia adds an authentic touch to her work, ensuring that the brand and marketing efforts resonate with the regions within Job Skills Network.

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Noha Fakhry

Noha Fahkry

Executive Assistant

Noha Fakhry has a diverse set of skills and experiences that support our dynamic work environment. With a keen ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively prioritise them, Noha ensures smooth operations within the team. Her expertise extends to various administrative and internal quality tasks, crucial for the office's seamless functioning, including maintaining databases, filing systems and overseeing other administrative processes.

 

As a migrant woman, Noha considers the Gladstone Region her current and preferred home for regional #EvenBetterLiving, citing its strategic location, industrial activity and natural attractions. She appreciates the region not only as a great place to live but also as an ideal hub for work and leisure, making it a desirable destination for both residents and visitors alike.

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Paul Ramsay

Paul Ramsay

Data, Quality & Process Specialist

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Wendy Hannan

Wendy Hannan

Regional Manager

Wendy Hannan boasts over 30 years of experience in sales, recruitment, training and business development. Wendy has an energetic approach, along with a love for the dynamic recruitment market and connecting with people. She specialises in roles such as Engineers, Project Managers, Estimators and Contract Managers, focusing on nurturing lasting relationships and ensuring the right fit for candidates and clients.

 

Wendy has strong connections within the Central Queensland community having lived the #EvenBetterLiving lifestyle in Gladstone for three decades with her family. Her involvement in various committees and organisations over the years, such as the Harbour City BMX Club and Gladstone Chamber of Commerce, reflects her dedication to the region.

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Jodi Trood

Jodi Trood

Resourcing Specialist

Jodi Trood has a diverse background with a foundation in employment services, including four years in the field, prior experience training youth in employability skills and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She specialises in the Manufacturing sector and is equipped with a comprehensive understanding of recruitment processes and the needs of both candidates and clients.

 

Having spent her formative years and completed her education in Gladstone, Jodi has a strong tie to the region. After a period in Brisbane, she was drawn back to regional living by the appealing #EvenBetterLiving lifestyle, including the affordable cost of living and abundant employment opportunities, which have kept her family rooted in CQ for the past 17 years.

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Sam Codrington

Community Engagement Specialist
 

Sam Codrington brings 25 years of diverse experience in customer service and community engagement. From managing international and domestic sectors at Qantas to completing a bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition, Sam's roles have been marked by a commitment to service and connection. Locally, Sam has coordinated Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs, Gladstone's Multicultural Little Steps Playgroup and pop-up restaurants.

 

Having relocated to the Gladstone Region five years ago for work opportunities with her husband and four children, Sam has immersed herself in the #EvenBetterLiving lifestyle and community. She believes that finding the right job and fostering happiness in the community make a huge impact on whether people choose to stay long term.

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Tyrone Drahm

Tyrone Drahm

Trade Talent Advisor

Tyrone brings ambition, motivation and a results-driven approach to his role. With over 10 years of hands-on experience in civil and residential construction, Tyrone specialises in the Civil and Trades sectors where he leverages his industry knowledge for our clients, to identify and match candidates with the right roles that meet their unique requirements.

 

Now a Gladstone Region local, Tyrone's move from the Gold Coast to Gladstone with his family reflects his pursuit of #EvenBetterLiving in Central Queensland. As an Indigenous man with a connection to the Kuinmabra Clan in Darumbal country of Rockhampton/Shoalwater Bay, Tyrone brings a deep-rooted understanding of Central Queensland’s communities.

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