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R2R Melbourne is a privately owned and very well connected recruitment to recruitment agency, focusing purely on the placement of recruitment professionals in Melbourne & Sydney Australia.

Having worked in the rec 2 rec market since 2012, I decided to establish my own business in 2015 and R2R Melbourne was born! I carefully selected the agencies that I feel are a cut above the rest, in terms of culture, management teams, reputation and incentives/recognition towards staff. In 2016 my business expanded and I hired Nicola Midwinter to help me with the high demand of strong recruiters. In 2017 I hired Nikki Sportelli, again to work alongside myself and Nicola in Melbourne. In 2018 I hired Allison Wright and together we have launched Sydney.

Throughout my time in R2R I have spent a lot of time meeting with most agencies across Melbourne and now Sydney, not only have I met with these agencies, the owners & managers but I have also met with recruiters who work for them, I hear both sides of the story. I have extremely strong relationships with all of my clients and have placed a number of successful recruiters at each client, so I have detailed inside information from both the client and candidate.

I have placed Directors, GM’s, BDM’s. account managers, divisional managers, senior consultants and trainee consultants. I have a stack of testimonials which I am very proud of and I will continue to give an excellent service to everyone I work with.

The business now consists of 5 strong recruitment professionals, all with a wealth of knowledge across the recruitment market. We have three consultants here in Melbourne (Myself, Nicola & Nikki) Allison who focuses purely on Sydney and Emma based in London, assisting with UK recruiters looking to make the move to Australia. I am also very proud that 4 of us are working mums and we choose to work from home juggling personal life and our careers. We come into the city every week and catch up with all of our clients and candidates face to face. We work everyday and are contactable throughout the day/evening.

Our opinions to both our clients and candidates is always an open & honest one. We aren't a transactional agency, we are professional, credible but above all we actual care!

My clients recruit across

  • IT
  • Digital/Creative
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Accounting
  • Business Support
  • Exec Search
  • Property & Construction
  • Engineering
  • Blue Collar
  • and many more!!

WelCome to R2R Melbourne

About the R2R market in Melbourne

Recruitment consultants are always in demand and when you find yourself in the job market looking for a role in recruitment it can be an overwhelming process. Every agency say they have the best database, the best culture and the best commission structure – but remember, you are being sold to by a sales person!! What every recruiter needs is a good, honest and trustworthy R2R. Someone they can meet with and say ‘this is me, these are my strengths and this is what I want, where is the best place for me?’ That is where I come into things.


The recruitment market is very small and very well connected, often when recruiters are wanting to look for another role they don’t want to just ‘apply on a job board’ because the person who is managing that recruitment process may have worked where they currently work, or they may have connections in common.

Using a reputable R2R makes this process a lot more confidential and you get given a whole background story on a particular agency including management, turnover & key benefits – these are all things you won’t find out or see from a job advertisement online.


Being a market that is so ‘connected’ you don’t want to burn any bridges or make a wrong decision in your career/or hiring process. In all of my consultations with both clients and candidates I give an honest and un-biased opinion, I will give you free advice and guidance on whatever your situation/need.

R2R Melbourne

The team

Leanne Goddard

Managing Director, Melbourne

After working in management positions within accounting & finance for 7 years I decided to transition my skill set into recruitment and I haven’t looked back since! I have recruited for both private and public sector within Accounting & Finance, Sales & Marketing, HR, Communications, Office Support and Rec 2 Rec.

After successfully managing & developing a R2R agency in Melbourne for over three years, I decided to launch R2R Melbourne in 2015. I have achieved outstanding results so far in my career and have started desks and branches from scratch, in Australia and overseas. I pride myself on my relationship management skills, ability to listen and act with a sense of urgency but most importantly my ability to get it right and ensure that top class service is delivered at all times.

I have extremely strong relationships with all of my clients and have placed a number of successful recruiters at each client, so I have detailed inside information from both the client and candidate.

I have placed Directors, GM’s, BDM’s. account managers, divisional managers, senior consultants and trainee consultants. I have a stack of testimonials which I am very proud of and I will continue to give an excellent service to everyone I work with. If you are an experienced recruitment professional looking for your next move or perhaps you are looking to hire a recruiter into your business. Whichever your situation, please contact me for a confidential discussion on +61 405 833 876, alternatively email me on

Nikki Sportelli

Senior Consultant, Melbourne

After 20 years with a national recruitment business I took a leap of faith and established my own recruitment business in 2012. I class myself as a recruitment generalist; I have extensive experience recruiting across the local government, not-for-profit, statutory authority, health, aged care, financial services, education and corporate sectors.

My success in recruitment comes from my ability to quickly build effective and honest relationships that lead to an intimate understanding of the organisation. This enables me to partner with clients to assist them in developing successful staffing and talent attraction strategies.

Over my recruitment career I have built and maintained networks across many sectors and have access to an extremely large pool of passive candidates.

As a seasoned “old school” recruiter, I believe in honesty, responsiveness, integrity and candidate care. Feel free to contact me confidentially on 0498 642 422 or email me

Allison Wright

Senior Consultant, Sydney

With 7 years’ recruitment experience in both large global and boutique recruitment agencies, I have always specialised in recruiting across construction and property in Melbourne & Sydney. In my most recent role I transitioned into internal recruitment, for a multi-national business. Having worked in both agency and internal I have seen a wide spectrum of the recruitment industry and the one thing that is consistent is that recruitment can at times be a tough gig, but also very rewarding! In a champagne and razor blades profession, I believe that the most important factor and the key to success is working with a team of like-minded people, with an agency that aligns with your values and for leaders who are truly invested in you.

Having worked with Leanne at a global recruitment agency back in 2010, we maintained our relationship and I entrusted her as my rec 2 rec when I relocated from Melbourne to Sydney. I have seen first-hand the care that she takes in giving candidates and clients the whole picture, allowing people to make informed, career changing decisions. My honest approach to recruitment is closely aligned to the approach taken by Leanne and the team at R2R Melbourne, and in joining them I look forward to working closely with candidates and clients in the Sydney market.

My focus will predominantly be on the Sydney market, across all sectors and recruiting at all levels.

If you’re a candidate considering your next move or an agency looking to partner in the recruitment process get in touch today for a confidential conversation on 0421 335 709 or email me on

Emma Marsh

Senior Consultant, UK

Emma has extensive experience in rec 2 rec across the UK market. Emma specialises in helping UK based recruiters to relocate to Australia, securing them their dream job in recruitment down under.

Emma is extremely knowledgable, approachable & down to earth. If you are an experienced recruiter currently based in the UK and are keen to know more about relocating to Australia please get in touch on ‪+44 7539 180670‬ or

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So if you are in a situation where you are considering your next move in the Melbourne market then get in touch today for a confidential discussion.

You might be sitting on the fence, perhaps you want to know if there is a better opportunity out there for you, can you get better commissions somewhere else, can you have flexible hours elsewhere, perhaps you want to step up in your career or change sector altogether… I also help strong sales candidates to transition into recruitment. So whatever your situation, get in touch today!

Phone: +61 405 833 876
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