Sarah Clayton, Recruitment Administrator/ Office Support/ All Round Extraordinaire
Sarah joined Rural Enterprises in January 2018 as our new Recruitment Administrator in the South West! With a strong administrative background and experience within Recruitment and Human Resources in the Engineering sector, she has been a fantastic addition to our team! In 2015, Sarah and her husband decided it was time for a sea change and, with their two young boys, moved from Perth to the South West. Since then, they have owned and operated a food wholesale business where Sarah ran all aspects of the office. Sarah's specialties include customer service, administration and all round rock star and office support to our team.
Renae McEncroe DeKlerk, Senior Recruitment Consultant
Another rock star at Rural Enterprises is Renae who has also joined our team in the South West. Renae grew up in the wheatbelt, and her desire to see the world took her to the UK in 1999, directly after the completion of her BA Commerce Degree at Curtin. After temping in Edinburgh and London, she fell into a recruitment role and found she thoroughly enjoyed the ability to solve problems through building key relationships. Once back on WA soil, she recruited in the Resources sector and for a large Utility, recruiting for Apprentices, specialist Engineers, Receptionists, IT Managers and everything in between. During this time she also completed a Post Grad Diploma in Human Resource Management at Edith Cowan. After a bit of time off to concentrate on parenthood and to run her small career counselling business, Renae was very excited to see a recruitment role come along with many of its client base in the wheatbelt and has relished the opportunity to be part of a such a successful company and buzzing team!
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.