David Webley

Managing Director

David entered the professional services industry after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Manchester in 1997. Starting his career in the UK and Europe with a market leader, David significantly contributed to organisation growth and founded a new specialist venture for that firm before joining another leading business helping further launch a successful IT Services division. Upon arrival in Australia in 2005 David started a professional services business for a well-known Australian iconic entrepreneur which he built for five years.

In 2009 during the GFC Granite Consulting was launched to provide an innovative, disruptive service in a competitive market. Working with great people providing great service, David is the founder and serves as a hands-on managing director actively developing the business and brand, while providing high level mentoring to his team. Leading by example, David remains focussed on the job in hand and continues to deliver on both permanent search and consulting assignments. David is happily married with 2 children and outside of work enjoys sport, music, reading and is particularly interested in food and wine.

Mark Carter


Having gained extensive experience as an employee, recruiter and manager, as well as running his own successful IT business, Mark is a particularly well rounded member of the recruitment team here at Granite. Having worked in the industry for 21 years, in the UK and Australia, Mark is seasoned in his understanding of the systems, processes and developments, and their subsequent job families, that make up the complex IT and business project services industries.

As a Director at Granite Consulting, Mark is hands-on in sourcing top talent across these industries he knows so well, predominantly in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as greater Australia. Managing a team, and an established network of client partners across various sectors, including Superannuation, Financial Services, Gaming and Betting, Software Development and Testing, Mark understands the value of genuine connections and a prompt, professional and honest level of customer service. Consequently Mark is known and respected in the industry by clients and candidates a like.

A keen football player in his younger years, Mark still actively plays the game in a local team and his big hopes for his young son Harry. As any parent will agree, while life is very busy, the best part of Mark’s day is getting home and seeing his wife Sophie, and a big smile from Harry.

Emily Webley

Operations Director

Having achieved a BA (Hons) in Technology and Business Management from Manchester University, Emily worked in IT consulting before getting involved in Granite.

Now an operational finance manager responsible for overseeing the regular operational activities including: payroll, cash flow, day to day service level, cost management, strategic planning. With a focus on numbers to ensure the business can function smoothly and deliver all necessary technical outcomes.

Main goals include:
- Contractor payroll delivery in a timely manner as an absolute priority
- Cash-flow management
- Day to day contractor care
- Strategic business planning / decision making driven by profit and loss and balance sheet.

Outside of work Emily is happily married with two daughters and enjoys travel, keeping fit and exploring Melbourne’s world class eateries.

Matt Webley

UK Director

Matt has worked within Technology recruitment since 2007 after graduating from University where he achieved a BSC Honours degree in management.

With a natural rapport building nature Matt has developed numerous client relationships throughout the UK. He joined Granite Consulting in August 2015 as a founding member of our UK business.

A keen golfer who had a category one handicap for over 10 years Matt still plays regularly although due to his work and charity commitments not as much as he’d like!

Dan Alton

UK Director

Dan joined Granite Consulting in August 2015 as a founding member of the UK business. A Reading graduate where he achieved a 2:1 in Geography.

Dan has a technical background and brings that knowledge to the recruitment market place. Having worked within the technology recruitment market place all of his career, you are in safe hands.

Away from the office Dan is a season ticket holder at Portsmouth Football Club and spends as much time as he can with partner and young son Seb. A real family man!

Wayne Slattery


After joining Granite in March 2013 and spending two years’ operating as a Resource Manager before progressing his current role as a Consultant, Wayne has developed exemplary skills in building rapport with candidates and clients alike.

Joining Granite was a career change for Wayne, who previously spent eight years working within a number of environmentally focussed not-for-profit organisations including for Australia’s most renowned Environmental Awards and the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award. With a tertiary degree in Youth Affairs and Social work, Wayne’s personable approach compliments his business focus on the candidate side, encompassing both the building of relationships with contractor’s long term and working closely with people making the next step in their permanent career path. Most recently in his role as Consultant Wayne has concentrated his efforts on applying his skills and experience to the development of strong relationships with Granite’s client list, both, established and new.

Quite the workaholic, Wayne is also heavily involved in the music industry as a guitarist in a well-known Australian band (ask him their name!), who are popular in the US and Europe. Consequently, on occasion Wayne operates remotely, utilizing the plethora of technology available to serve his clients and candidates, from different timezones when on tour.

Emma Paterson

Account Manager

With more than thirteen years resource management experience gained in Australia and the UK, Emma uses her extensive industry knowledge to accurately and efficiently source the best talent in the market. Emma joined Granite in 2011 after working with multiple large recruitment agencies in the UK and Australia, and is extremely professional and capable at working senior and technical requirements.

Passionate about fitness and healthy-living, after hours Emma spends her time playing with her six year old son and working out.

Crystle Fleper

Payroll Manager

Joining the Granite team in 2014, Crystle hails from the music and performing arts industries managing accounts and finance in high-pressure environments (in which she still moonlights during summer music festival season). Now our highly efficient payroll manager Crystle enjoys the challenge of delivering accurate and timely service to clients and contractors and aims to regularly streamline and improve upon Granite’s payroll systems.

In her spare time Crystle enjoys food safaris around Melbourne and abroad.

Desiree Teycheney

Resource Manager

Des is originally from Melbourne but had her green card at one point in time and lived in San Diego for about 16 yrs on and off, and on the Gold Coast for about 6 years before moving back here.

She considers herself to be an "all-rounder" having worked in hospitality, beauty, education and most recently the insurance industry.

Because of her varied work background, her strengths lie in being able to understand others’ needs and build connections with all kinds of people.

If she could compare herself to a lollie it would be a Sour Patch Kid.. "when most people first encounter me I think based on my physical appearance they tend to believe I’m intimidating, but they soon come to find that I’m really a big sweetheart inside."

Jordan Keane


Since joining Granite Consulting Jordan has proved highly successful specializing in technical engagements. Jordan hails from Adelaide, South Australia where he thrived in a sales career with an industry leader in the news media sector. Jordan's combination of IT expertise and interpersonal skills offer a fitting acumen for the recruitment space.

Outside the office, you will find Jordan producing music and reading as much as he can.

Ben Gilbert


Ben spent 2 years at a very challenging engineering recruitment company but chose to join Granite for better opportunities, he is looking forward to building communications of candidates and deep relationships at Granite as opposed to commoditised solution.

He's from Bristol. In his spare time he enjoys watching football, eating out and listening to music.

His favourite colour has to be grey (which he promises has no bearing on his personality).

Nikita Nilmadhub

Resource Manager

Nikita is from London but emigrated here with her family and has been in Australia for many years now, although she still sounds British. She completed a degree in Human Resources and has gained experience and skills interning and working at other professional services companies. 

Nikita used to be a dancer, she still loves to dance,  and if she could be any colour in the world she would be purple. 


Tomas Tomcik


Tomas is from Slovakia and started his career in HR during university. He worked for a professional services company with a focus on recruitment, employer branding, and marketing and talent management. Tomas and his partner decided to give in to their vest for adventure and move to Australia.

Tomas played professional basketball, he loves travelling and, since moving to Melbourne, has discovered his love for cooking.

Olivia Leger


Olivia is originally from Canada and fell into her recruitment career back in London, UK at an IT recruitment firm over two years ago. Olivia decided to escape the London weather and chase the sun in Australia.
She has a passion for the IT industry and enjoys attending several meetups and networking functions to stay up to date with all the new trends and meet new faces in the industry.
In her spare time, she enjoys keeping working out, hanging out with friends and going to the beach whenever the sun is out!

James Tait

Head of Engineering

I’m originally from Oxford but have lived in Bristol for 4 years. I’ve got a History degree, although I don’t particularly use it! I love cooking, eating out, listening to all sorts of music and play guitar in a Band that frequently tours around Europe. I’m a big Tottenham Hotspurs fan and travel down to a lot of the games. Prior to Granite, I worked for 2 years in an Engineering Recruitment firm in Bristol and am now looking to transfer those skills to a customer and relationship focused organisation. As far as crayon's go, I'd be purple, and I could never go past a milkybar!

Chelsea McDonald

Office Manager

After working in the financial services industry for 7 years, Chelsea joined the Granite team in 2016 as the Office Manager. Chelsea enjoys the diversity and challenges the role brings each day and thrives on bringing the highest level of customer service. She’s the voice you’ll often first encounter when you call the Granite office and coordinates our contractor events throughout the year.

In her personal time Chelsea enjoys socialising with friends, exercising and spending time in the country with her dog.

Emily Hatty

Marketing Analyst

Emily is from a crop farm in Southern New South Wales, currently studying communications at RMIT. It is her role to maintain and build on Granite’s online image via social media. She enjoys the opportunities and experiences working for Granite provides.

When she’s not at the desk she is usually out socialising with friends or back up at her family farm for some fresh air. 

Chelsea Peters

Admin Assistant

Chelsea is from the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne but has just spent a couple of months in Germany.After kickstarting her career in customer service, Chelsea decided to move from the suburbs to the city to join Granite Consulting. Currently undertaking both a Certificate in Business and a Certificate in Accounts Administration.  

In her spare time, if she is not at her desk or studying, you’ll generally find her with a book in her hand, out with her friends or spending her days with her dog.