Our Team

Our team

We connect bold organisations with bright people. Because we have a niche understanding of our sectors, we add genuine value to both our client and candidate experience.

We’re also relationship-led: Maturity, respect, and an open approach are important to us, so we take the time to recruit people who meet our team values.

We’re growing. If you’re an experienced recruiter, who shares our values, enjoys autonomy, and wants a chance to develop – then we want to meet you.

Russell Locke


russell.locke @plannedresources.com.au

Originally from the UK, Russell has 25 years’ experience in recruitment. His experience includes working with a large multi-national, a boutique consultancy, as well as a start-up. During his time in recruitment he’s predominantly recruited within the town planning sector, but has also recruited across architecture, engineering, surveying and broader public sector roles – areas he’s developed since he founded Planned Resources in 2010.

Russell firmly believes in empowering the team to work in an autonomous (non KPI driven) manner. He trusts team members to develop lasting relationships with candidates and clients in line with the company’s values of maturity, intelligence and mutual respect. 

Outside of work Russell is a father of two and relaxes by playing golf very badly, follows the EPL, and enjoys going to concerts.

Leo Liemesak

Associate Director, Planning

leo.liemesak @plannedresources.com.au

Leo is part of our powerhouse planning team.

With a great knowledge of all things recruitment, he previously worked in architecture and design as well as local government desks before joining Planned Resources. Leo now recruits in town planning, covering Melbourne and Victoria working with private and public sector clients and candidates.

Leo also gets involved as a guest speaker for events held by Planning Student Associations of Melbourne University, RMIT and other universities.

Outside of work he enjoys CrossFit, reading fantasy books (and actually sticking with them to the end!) and walking/cycling along the Yarra on a sunny day.

Leigh Monro

Associate Director, Design

leigh.monro @plannedresources.com.au

Leigh Monro joined the Planned Resources team as our Design Recruitment Consultant and is also Associate Director.

Leigh is a true expert in the field and has been recruiting in this space since 1997. He knows the ins and outs of recruitment and is truly a specialist in architecture, interiors, urban design and landscape architecture.

Leigh’s in this for the long haul and thrives on assisting practices build their future by securing quality candidates whose career goals match their own.

Cindy Tran

Business Manager, Public Sector

cindy.tran @plannedresources.com.au

As Business Manager for Public Sector Permanent Recruitment, Cindy brings over 6 years’ experience to our team. She’s worked with global recruitment consultancies and has specialist experience in legal, compliance, and executive recruitment.

Prior to joining Planned Resources, Cindy worked at an international expert networking platform where she managed executive searches for various industry clients including automotive, technology and healthcare.

Outside of work, Cindy enjoys walking amongst nature and travelling.



Alan Pratt

Associate Director, Engineering

alan.pratt @plannedresources.com.au

For over 15 years, Alan’s recruited for building services, infrastructure, civil, environmental / sustainability, surveying – and anything else related to the engineering sector.

With an abundance of industry knowledge, Alan is a key part of our team at Planned Resources, as our Senior Engineering Consultant.

Outside of work, Alan loves playing sports, spending time with friends and family, and enjoys drinking one “off the wood” at a local venue.

Kirsten Ellis

Senior Consultant, Property + Surveying

kirsten.ellis @plannedresources.com.au

Kirsten has over a decade of recruitment experience providing services predominately within the architecture and interior design sectors across Victoria, with firms ranging from sole practitioners through to large corporations, engaging permanent and contract personnel.

Over the past few years Kirsten has bought her experience to Planned Resources as our Property Consultant where she provides recruitment services for both private and government clients. Kirsten has an educated understanding of the niche property market, partnering with candidates and clients to understand their needs to ensure results are delivered.

As a mum of 2 girls Kirsten enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit at the gym and loves to attend theatre shows.

Rebecca Swincer

Senior Consultant, Planning

rebecca.slaviero @plannedresources.com.au

Bec is a senior recruiter on our planning team. Prior to joining Planned Resources, Bec worked on a busy Business Support recruitment desk.

Now, Bec’s a specialist in town planning recruitment for both the public and private sectors along with her colleague, Leo (fun fact: they both share the same birthday!)

Bec understands what makes a business tick and the importance of finding the right fit for a company’s success.

Outside of work, Bec is a mum to her little girl Millie and likes to hit the gym (and the boxing bags) to try and work off the sweet treats she’s made for her family and friends.

Ash Fajerman

Consultant, Local Government

ash.fajerman @plannedresources.com.au

Ash joined the Planned Resources team to specialise in the local government space. With a background in defence and local government recruiting, Ash brings understanding, commitment, empathy, and professionalism.

In her previous experience, Ash helped veterans translate their defence background into civilian employment opportunities and helped them achieve their new employment lifestyle.

In her spare time, Ash likes to try new cuisines, crafting, spending time with her kids, supporting the Collingwood Football Club, and creating new memories with her family.

Garry Hart

Senior Consultant, Engineering

garry.hart @plannedresources.com.au

Garry specializes in tailored search solutions for civil engineering, partnering with consultancies and contractors. Skilled at forming partnerships, he delivers top talent for project management, engineering, and executive roles.

With a background in engineering and service in the Royal Engineers, Garry transitioned into recruitment, leveraging his expertise. He’s worked in the UK, specializing in field and design engineering before focusing on civil engineering design in Australia.

Garry, a family man, cherishes time with his children Lilly and Owen, often engaging in soccer, painting, and other kid-friendly activities.

Sally Andreatta


sally.andreatta @plannedresources.com.au

A true business professional, Sally has been working in the finance and payroll industry for over 15 years.

She brings her wealth of experience to the Planned Resources team working across all things finance.

Outside of work, Sally’s a mum of 2 girls (and a bulldog) who keep her busy with sports.

She loves travelling, being active, and spending time with her family.


Our next team member

russell.locke @plannedresources.com.au

We’re growing!

If you’re an experienced recruiter, share our values, enjoy autonomy, and want a chance to develop – we want to hear from you!

Contact us today for a confidential discussion. We’re always interested in hearing from great talent.

0407 111 364 russell.locke@plannedresources.com.au 

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