Graduating with a Degree in Pharmacology from Adelaide University, Jeremy’s career began with the Commonwealth Department of Health in Canberra, after which he joined the Shell Company of Australia, as a Management Trainee. Subsequently obtaining a Masters Degree in Psychopharmacology from the University of Melbourne, he worked for nearly three years in a marketing role with a Dutch healthcare multinational, at their international Headquarters.
His first contact with Executive Search came in 1983, when he was approached to move to England, in order to take on a Business Development role with a large British pharmaceutical conglomerate, a position he held for five years. He then joined Ruston Poole International in London, spending two years carrying out senior Executive Search assignments for health and biosciences clients throughout Europe. Jeremy returned to Australia in 1989 after nearly a decade overseas, and established Brooker Consulting in 1999.
He became a Chartered Biologist in 1987, having published in peer-reviewed journals, including a single-author article in "Nature".
Jeremy was for ten years a Director and Board Member of Vision Australia Foundation, and is an active participant in the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lesley Lightfoot, Director
Lesley specialises in executive appointments in a number of for-purpose sectors; namely health, human services, biotech, not for profit, and education. With a wealth of experience at the C-suite level, Lesley partners with organisations to provide executive search, assessment and HR advisory services to help them achieve their strategic objectives.
A key part of her ongoing success is her focus on building strong relationships and delivering for all stakeholders with integrity, honesty and professionalism. Lesley’s extensive background in management consulting, research, skills evaluation and leadership appraisal, and her dedication to excellent client and candidate care, ensure the best possible foundation for each assignment.
Lesley is invigorated by her contribution to placing the right leaders into organisations that are committed to making a real difference.
Prior to focusing on executive search and recruitment, Lesley worked in management consulting, operations, project leadership and practice management roles within diverse organisations in Zimbabwe, London, Hong Kong, Melbourne, and Sydney. Lesley holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Business Economics from the University of South Africa, and has also pursued further studies in Human Resource Management.
Gabby Mitchell-Smith, Business Operations Lead
As Business Operations Lead at Brooker Consulting, Gabby works across all of our key areas of focus to deliver quality process outcomes to support the team throughout their engagement with clients and candidates.
With skills honed through administrative and data roles in both Melbourne and the UK, Gabby’s exceptional research and organisational capabilities align to ensure that all recruitment assignments are delivered to the highest standard.
Gabby holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours in Clinical Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, and has a keen interest in understanding individual, team and organisational behaviour in Executive Recruitment.