Breen Recruitment is a boutique talent and resourcing firm.
Our core focus and expertise are helping leaders and organisations in the NFP sector attract, recruit, and retain the best available talent. Our ethos is to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Wendy possesses over 25 years’ resourcing and search experience across Australia and Asia Pacific markets. Wendy focuses exclusively on the NFP sector.
Wendy is passionate about her clients and prides herself on the ability to identify and match candidates who are an excellent fit for your organisation’s culture.
She enjoys recruiting “left-of field”assignments in complex and challenging environments.
She has recruited executive and professional roles across many disciplines and in both the NFP and commercial sectors, and is respected for her ethical and professional approach.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature at The University of Sydney, Wendy started her career in public relations then moved into journalism as editor, producer and researcher across television,radio and trade press.
Her recruitment career commenced in 1989 with Recruitment Solutions (now Chandler McLeod) as an Executive Recruiter, and she moved from Sydney to Melbourne to head up its Victorian operations in 1997.
Over the last 25 years Wendy’s experience has included:
Senior Consultant and Business Leadership roles with national and boutique executive search firms
In-house Executive and Professional Recruiter roles at Hewlett-Packard and the ANZ Banking Group
Establishing a volunteer management program across 210 Salvos Stores with over 2,000 volunteers for The Salvation Army
Eight years as a passionate volunteer with the Melbourne Zoo
Some names mean a lot, Breen Recruitment takes its name from an inspirational person.
Wendy’s mother Molly Breen was born during the Depression era in rural NSW. Due to her family’s circumstances, Molly was denied the opportunity of a high school education.
Never the less, as a young woman shortly after the end of WW2, Molly set off to travel the world, defying gender stereotypes and barriers of the time. She has since inspired and informed Wendy’s life path and values. Breen Recruitment was named in recognition of Molly.
We thrive on recruiting unique roles in complex environments.
Please feel free to contact Wendy Lown, Director at the details below or send us a message here.