Top performers deliver more
We understand that, on average, the top 5% employees produce greater than 25% of an organisation’s output*. That’s why this is our talent pool. Our focus is on delivering only the very best people in the market to maximise our clients’ return on investment.

We know what success looks like
Clients come back to us with requests to fill more specialised, senior or critical roles . We thrive on the toughest assignments. Over 90% of our placements are promoted within 3 years because we place an emphasis on quality over quantity.

We’ve been sourcing talent since 1999
We see recruiting high-calibre people as more of an art than a science. We are the experts in our specialisations and have a long track record of success. Clients and candidates trust our advice and our people thrive on adding value.

If you’re looking for a trusted advisor that is going to give you honest recommendations and only deliver the best candidates for your organisation, we would like to introduce ourselves.

*Personnel Psychology Volume 65, Issue 1, pages 79-119, Spring 2012

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Functional Expertise

Digital & eCommerce
Perceptor has been involved in the digital revolution since the first dotcom boom of the late 90’s through to today. We work for start up/private equity backed pure play ventures through to bricks and mortar businesses building a multi-channel strategy.

Data Analytics
We work extensively in the data analytics sector recruiting for financial services, telco, media, loyalty and retail organisations.

Across all sectors Perceptor recruits head of product, product manager or NPD roles. We currently partner with Brainmates, Australia’s leading product management consulting firm.

Brand & Marketing
We work across all sectors recruiting brand or marketing roles.

Insights & Innovation
We have worked with a number of organisations within FMCG, consumer goods and retail to hire strategically key roles in the insights and innovation area.

Perceptor has a team of consultants focused specifically on sales recruitment. Across all sectors we recruit sales directors, sales managers, strategic account managers and national account managers. This focus has enabled us to build a high level of expertise across the sales function.

We conduct executive search assignments for the key finance roles in a range of businesses.

Financial Planning & Analysis
Perceptor has a reputation for particular expertise in sourcing commercially astute candidates who can manage the planning process and provide strong analytical capability.

Commercial & Strategic Leadership
We focus on commercial management roles providing business partnering to operational businesses as well as Business Development roles supporting bids & tenders.

Treasury & Tax
We have strong market knowledge of specialist tax and treasury professionals at all levels.

Risk/ Internal Audit
Perceptor monitors the market for risk professionals with a broad background or internal auditors moving from the profession into commerce.

Corporate Reporting & Shared Services
We work with the technical accounting candidates and those involved in managing large accounting processing teams.

Strategy/ M&A
Perceptor sources high-calibre candidates from consulting firms and investment banks for growing corporate development teams.

Project Management & Business Analysis
Perceptor often assists with major corporate project staffing such as IT systems implementation.

Industry Expertise

Financial Services
We partner with local and global banks, wealth management, fund managers and insurance providers.

We partner with service providers, hardware, software and telco carriers.

We partner with a full range of FMCG and consumer goods brands and the full spectrum of retailers from global leaders to local and niche players.

Construction/ Property
We partner with ASX listed REITs and global property companies.

Digital & eCommerce
We partner with pure play online businesses and traditional businesses developing a multi-channel strategy.

We partner with clients in home entertainment, Pay TV and digital media. Perceptor has built deep relationships across this sector.

We partner with vertically integrated energy companies and mid to large mining and resources groups.

Industrial Services
We partner with business to business providers of goods and services.


We are an executive search and selection practice focused on recruiting mid to senior management positions.

employers_chartExecutive Search
Executive search is our recommended methodology for senior appointments. Our two founding Directors, Ian McAlpine and Mark O’Connor, have been recruiting in their specialist markets for over 20 years. Our clients benefit from accessing these deep networks.

Executive Selection
For mid-level roles we leverage our Perceptor network. We have invested in deep relationships across candidate networks to give us access to a group of high-calibre people who may not actively be looking for a new opportunity. Building this network of people has ensured we can deliver top 5% candidates in a time-effective manner.

Executive Contracting/Interim Management
Having a large pool of high-calibre talent, which have been interviewed and assessed, enables us to provide quick and effective executive contracting/interim solutions for our clients.