Jeremy Wurm

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 joined the Institute of Management Consultants in 1992, having become a Chartered Biologist in l987.

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

Lesley specialises in senior level appointments in the health, not for profit and education sectors. A subject matter expert in the delivery of recruitment assignments for executive roles, Lesley partners with organisations to drive talent acquisition strategies, provide executive assessment and implement effective people solutions to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

Lesley’s focus on building strong relationships and delivering for all stakeholders with integrity, honesty and professionalism has been key to her ongoing success. Lesley’s extensive background in research, talent mapping and her dedication to excellent client and candidate care ensures the best possible foundation for each search assignment.

Lesley is invigorated by contributing to placing the right leaders into organisations that are committed to making a real difference. 

Lesley has worked in project, operations and practice manager 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 also pursued further studies in Human Resource Management.

Gabby Mitchell-Smith

As Administration Executive of 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.