Director, John Hackett, has worked in recruitment for over 30 years both within Australia and overseas. He commenced his working career in marketing and event positions in the financial services sector before joining a multinational recruiter in 1985.

After working for over a year in the Sydney market, John was seconded to one of their UK offices for a further 12-month period.

In 1987 John was approached to join a newly established national recruitment company in Sydney, where he worked for nine years to Associate Director level.

John established his own recruitment consultancy in 1997 and in late 2004 joined forces with Event Recruitment where he has continued to provide a quality-oriented service in permanent, contract and temporary staff recruitment.

John also holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and is a member of Meetings & Events Australia (MEA).


10d55d8Consultant, Carolyn Looby, focuses on temporary and contract recruitment and fulfils diverse client staffing needs ranging from the supply of onsite event staff for a few hours through to long term event project management and production contracts over a 12-month plus period; and everything in between. As required, she also manages permanent recruitment assignments for our clients.

Previous to joining Event Recruitment, Carolyn spent 18 years working in the event/marketing industry, the last 9 years with one of the world’s leading agencies. Carolyn has developed skills across most facets of the event business including operations, finance and human resources.

Prior to working in the events world, Carolyn was employed in industry sectors as diverse as public relations, money market and music.


Event Manager (ER/3111)

Sydney: c$35 plus super per hour

Growing event and conference management organisation is seeking an accomplished Event Manager to join their event project management team and plan and deliver client events encompassing conferences, meetings, exhibitions, symposiums, incentives, dinners, awards programs, product launches and road shows.

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Featured Candidate

We are in business of facilitating the introduction of excellent candidates to excellent employers and vice versa. Each week we feature an outstanding candidate that has recently registered with us.

Event Producer/Manager with over 7 years experience in the planning and delivery of conferences, incentive programs and events locally and overseas. Available at short notice to start on a temporary or permanent basis.

This is only one of thousands of event specific candidates on file and with an active and  growing event database across all experience and skill levels we can quickly respond to any staffing need, temporary or permanent. Please contact us on 02 9279 2019 to discuss your specific needs or click on the  link.


“I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for organising such wonderful onsite staff for our event. All the temporary staff worked so well and were so professional and I cannot praise them enough. In the past I have had so many issues with external staff which makes my job so much harder, however, over the last three days we really did not have any issues and all of the Gartner staff were truly impressed with every single one of them. I would love to have every single one of them back for our next events.”