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

Tony Calderone
Tony Calderone
Senior Consultant

Tony has over 20 years of recruitment knowledge and experience as a Senior Recruitment Team Leader and Senior Consultant. As an Account Manager for a variety of organisations, he has provided professional placements and HR consulting support services, including permanent, temporary and contract talent. His scope ranges from general frontline business support and operations to senior executive search within the Local Government and Australian Federal Government sectors, through to Commercial and Not for Profit operations.

Having an in-depth understanding of each business sector within his portfolio and its cultural requirements is fundamental to engaging the ‘right’ candidate talent for any role. A hands-on leader in his field with a strong business ethic, Tony is passionate about providing a quality service to both clients and candidates in his network. He is genuinely motivated by delivering high value recruitment outcomes in a professional and timely manner.

03 9235 5152
0488 027 810

Jason Molyneux
Jason Molyneux
Senior 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

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

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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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.