About Us

Meet the Team

We are passionate, enthusiastic and energetic in the work we do to help you.

Samantha Cotgrave
Samantha Cotgrave
General Manager

With 25 years of experience in Recruitment and HR for numerous commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations, Samantha has managed consulting teams across Executive, Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Administration, Oil & Gas, Mining, and Temporary recruitment. She combines real hands on end-to-end operational experience with the ability to distil complex business problems into workable solutions. Samantha’s expertise in the development and delivery of formal methodologies as well as less-defined, innovative approaches to achieving business objectives has helped numerous organisations with the HR challenges they face. Samantha has a passion for building strong partnerships, whilst guiding leaders in identifying their unique organisational needs. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business in International Trade, Majoring in Economics.

03 9235 5115
0413 253 318

Candice Lewis
Candice Lewis
Operations Manager

Candice is highly customer focussed, with solid experience in a range of professional, office support and administration roles covering a broad variety of sectors. She compliments her recruitment industry experience with over 20 years experience in professional service roles. Candice has worked on a diverse range of major client accounts, and has recruited and managed temporary, contract and permanent staff. As Manager of The Interchange Bench, she managed the consulting team and provided resources on large recruitment projects, designed and facilitated assessments centres, screened and shortlisted a large volume of candidates, planned and overseen weekly and monthly rosters.

03 9235 5121
0401 360 635

Jason Molyneux
Jason Molyneux
Consultant

With over two years of recruitment experience within the Healthcare and Law sectors respectively, building solid trusting relationships with customers has always been at the forefront of Jason’s professional practice. He has prided himself on an effective work style accompanied by a creative approach that has enabled him to look ‘outside the box’ when recruiting talent for the Interchange Bench.

03 9235 5196
0427 836 093

Claire McShanag
Claire McShanag
Consultant

Originally a Perth girl, Claire landed in Melbourne after a couple of years living abroad in the USA. With a background in media, including commercial television, radio and newsprint, she brings over 12 years account management experience. Claire’s strengths are building relationships with clients, a genuine interest in the experience of candidates and a high attention to detail in everything she does. As a consultant in the Interchange Bench team, Claire works with a variety of roles in education, government and private businesses, such as executive assistants, customer service and communications. She is adept at contingent workforce management, having had responsibility for rostering and scheduling in complex face-paced environments. Claire is a professional gymnastics coach and has been competing at national level for practically her whole life.

03 9285 5119
0466 554 789

Hayley Zeinstra
Hayley Zeinstra
Consultant

Hayley brings over ten years experience in client management and customer service roles to recruiting temporary and contract talent. Having studied a Bachelor of Health Science, she applied her knowledge as a national account manager in the healthcare industry prior to joining Interchange Bench. She worked with a training provider who specialises in health care, mental health and first aid training and was responsible for a government and not-for-profit portfolio.

03 9235 5135
0433 471 388

Anita Ziemer
Anita Ziemer
Executive Director

Anita is the Executive Director of Slade Group, and a member of the advisory board. In a career spanning roles working in government, not-for-profit, public company and the SME sector, Anita has a broad view of the landscape of Australians at work. Committed to making a difference in her professional and personal life, Anita is a Director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas, previous Chair of Melbourne Girls Grammar School, and a Non Executive Director of online mens’ lifestyle publisher Boss Hunting.

+61 3 9285 5818

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Melbourne

1800 iBench

Level 10, 333 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9235 5100

You can contact The Interchange Bench via our offices listed above or make a general enquiry using the contact form below.