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A significant and distinguishing feature of Options Consulting Group is the business acumen and stability of our staff which continues to foster long term and highly valued relationships with our client and candidate stakeholders.

Our team of Executive and Professional Recruiters are experienced in the industry; each has been successful in their professional capacity before joining Options Consulting Group.

The team is further complimented by a network of Associates, each an expert in their field delivering Human Resource Strategy and Compliance Solutions; including industrial relations, remuneration and benefits.




John has built a distinguished career in Executive recruitment since 1985, establishing Options Consulting Group in 1990. Underpinning John’s continued success in this highly competitive industry are his values and driven approach to delivering on all stakeholders’ expectations. Prior to his career in Executive & Professional Recruitment, John’s professional experience included executive roles in Sales & General Management, nationally and internationally, in addition to executive representation on national industry bodies.

0408 697 128


Senior Consultant

Sharyn has worked as a Senior Consultant in Executive Search across all disciplines with a focus on manufacturing and industrial sectors. Throughout her career she has built exceptionally strong networks that have enabled her to source ‘difficult to find’ candidates with unique industry experience.

Sharyn advocates partnering with her clients in order to develop an in depth understanding of their business and to ensure excellent recruitment outcomes and solutions. She is dedicated to the recruitment of high-potential talent into mid level and senior executive positions, across a range of markets and functional specialisations and has a reputation for succeeding when it comes to challenging and often difficult to fill assignments. She is also focused on improving gender equality in the workplace.

0417 378 929

Jonathon McCoombe

Senior Consultant

CPA qualified professional with 11 years’ experience leading finance and accounting functions in a multi-national manufacturing organisation. Jonathon’s wealth of knowledge around Finance and Accounting disciplines compliments Options Consulting Group’s ability to deliver the most appropriate outcomes for all stakeholders through Permanent and Interim Recruitment and People Strategy Solutions.

0438 360 767


Senior Consultant

Chris Wood joined Options Consulting Group in 1996 after a career in sales and marketing within packaged consumer goods and industrial products companies, both privately owned and large global corporations. Chris has built a reputation amongst our clients as a knowledgeable and intuitive advisor. Chris develops an understanding of each role and pays close attention to ‘fit to culture’ of the client business. Candidates respect his understanding of the roles he is recruiting as well as the broader picture of the business they are considering joining.

0408 697 126

Cassandra Kurtlu


Cassandra has forged a successful career in professional services assisting a full range of clients from large corporates through to small businesses. Harnessing a developed knowledge of people management, Cassandra delivers effective people strategy processes that ensure appropriate outcomes for all stakeholders.

0424 807 128



Kate is a specialist recruiter in the disciplines of Office & Administration roles. She is widely acknowledged as one of the top consultants in this field, a ranking achieved over many years whilst working for a global leader in recruitment. Her many achievements include responsibility for managing key accounts across a variety of industry sectors and a solid reputation for delivering quality service outcomes.

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Principal – Organisational Development

Chris Ralph is a recognised expert in organisation strategy, execution and engagement.

Chris brings a track record in delivering sustainable reforms for clients through an expertise spanning leadership, organisation design, workforce behaviour, and employee relations and a natural disposition to work alongside executives, managers, and staff as they adapt routines and embed behavioural changes.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Swinburne University.


Principal – Career Transition

John is highly regarded and well known to many as an expert in design and delivery of Career Transition advice and support. Whether heading Human Resources for one Australia’s largest manufacturers, or leading specialist teams delivering Career Transition on behalf of Global Organisations, John’s career achievements are outstanding.

Options Consulting Group has been providing Career Transition Support since 1990. John’s appointment compliments our team and ensures our tailored programs remain contemporary, relevant to needs and prepares individuals for a prompt return to the workplace.