Kirsty McEwan, Recruitment Administrator/ Office Support/ All Round Extraordinaire
Kirsty joined Rural Enterprises in February 2017 as our Recruitment Administrator. Having recently graduated from ECU gaining a Bachelor of Business, with a double major in Human Resources and Marketing, we thought what a great catch and another expertise to add to our growing team. Kirsty moved to Australia from Scotland to live the dream and utilise her study within a new environment and is thoroughly enjoying her time speaking to all the candidates and Australian farmers - even if they can't understand her Scottish accent! Her specialities include customer services, administration, all round rock star and office support to our team.
Brooke Boston, Senior Recruitment Consultant
Another rock star at Rural Enterprises is Brooke who joined our team in February 2015 as Senior Recruitment Consultant. With over 13 years recruitment experience from Construction to Corporate to now Farming and Agriculture, we knew we had to snap her up. Brooke came to us after working overseas for six years where she won the UK “Rising Star” award (the first Australian to win this award by the way!) and with this, she gained all the latest knowledge to set the Australian recruitment industry on fire and has been invaluable in supporting our continued growth over this time. Brooke is a people's person - she has a genuine passion for helping both candidates and clients meet their needs. Brooke strongly believes communication is key and is what will set you apart from the rest.
Stuart Willis, Managing Director
Stuart was born and bred in the UK from a farming family. After finishing his Degree at Harper Adams Ag College, BSc (Hons), he travelled to Australia in December 1998. He travelled on a working holiday visa and this is where his connection with Rural Enterprises Australia first began. Once his working visa expired, Rural Enterprises sponsored Stuart for a couple of years working on farms throughout Australia and New Zealand. Stuart gained residency and in 2004 was employed by the famous Bob Shadbolt (owner of Rural Enterprises from 1983 - 2005) as a Recruiter and to assist with the implementation of Rural Safe. In 2005, an opportunity arose to fulfil his original travelling plans to harvest wheat and corn throughout MidWest USA and Canada with a Canadian custom cutting crew. Once Stuart returned to Perth in 2006, he pursued a career in Occupational Health and Safety within the resources sector with the sole intention of acquiring the skills and experience to one day play a proactive part in improving health and safety within agriculture. Stuart's project work finished in 2016, perfectly timed to join Emma in Rural Enterprises. Stuart has played a pivotal role since commencing in the business and has been making his way around WA meeting farmers gaining an even deeper understanding of their farming needs - and boy is he in his element doing this!
Emma Willis, Managing Director
Originally Emma is from Hawke's Bay, New Zealand and moved to WA in May 2000. She has more than 17 years experience in recruitment and has "done it all" - and it all began whilst temping as a Receptionist for a recruitment company! Emma's career in recruitment strengthened over the next decade moving through the ranks from Branch Administrator to Recruitment Manager of a national IT company so has a fantastic understanding of all things recruitment. Emma and Stuart bought Rural Enterprises in January 2013 and the business has gone from strength to strength during this time. Starting off on her own initially, Emma ramped up the business full steam ahead and today we are a team of four (five during peak seasons). Outside of work, Emma has a passion for and loves working with horses. She was heavily involved in Eventing throughout NZ and during her time in the UK experienced the polo and hunting scene as well as learning to drive carriages! Emma loves what she does and will continue striving to develop and improve Rural Enterprises wherever possible.