Half of the well-known ‘Al & Sal’ is Ali, Director and Co-founder of peoplefusion with more than 18 years’ experience in the Recruitment industry. She is a well-respected and accomplished Recruiter, and her long-standing business partnership with Sally Bartley is one of the strongest in the Newcastle and Hunter region.
Ali is a trusted advisor to her clients, providing authentic and strategic advice at every stage of the recruitment process, and at every level of recruitment. Inquisitive by nature, Ali deep-dives to get to know your business and understand the impact of the role she is recruiting – she thinks outside the square and challenges all possibilities. This approach has seen Ali partner with her clients to build entire finance teams like she did with Mingara Leisure Group, appoint a number of management positions in specialist roles including Legal Counsel, Procurement Manager, Asset Manager, and Chief Commercial Officer at the Wests Group/Newcastle Knights, and build many of the corporate services teams at Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group since their inception in 2010.
Ali is an Accredited Professional Recruiter and has reached Member status with the industry body Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She will not settle for mediocre and loves a challenge in both her professional and personal life. An example of this was when Ali hadn’t been on a pushbike for 15 years and decided 9 weeks before a 1,000km Camp Quality bike ride to jump on board. She finished it!
Ali’s passion for getting the best results for her candidates and clients is matched by her passion for actively supporting children’s charities Camp Quality and Harry’s House, which are both very close to her heart. She enjoys getting out into nature for the charities, having completed a number of physical challenges including the Kokoda Track twice, trekking Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, the Sandakan Death Marches in Borneo, and the Larapinta Trail in the NT. Ali doesn’t stay still for long!