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Luke Hemmings (MAHRI, JP NSW)

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Luke Hemmings’ leadership at Whitefox Recruitment since its founding in 2019 has been nothing short of transformative. Along with his esteemed mother, Suzanne, Luke launched the agency, infusing it with a blend of professionalism and local charm. His roots stem back to Batemans Bay on the New South Wales South Coast, where he completed most of his schooling. Having lived in various places across Australia including Sydney, Broome, Canberra, Dubbo, Jervis Bay, and Jindabyne, Luke now calls the Sunshine State home and has fully embraced the lifestyle here.

From the beginning, Luke’s vision for Whitefox was clear, and his ability to inspire and lead is evident in every facet of the recruitment firm. His strategic acumen and unwavering dedication quickly established him as a premier recruitment consultant, celebrated not only for his professional achievements but also for his genuine commitment to the Gold Coast community. Under his leadership, Whitefox has secured back-to-back accolades year on year since 2019, most notably with Luke himself being awarded HR CEO of the Year 2023 and Legal Recruiter of the Year 2024.

When the firm was founded four years ago, Luke always had his sights set on relocating the business from Canberra to the Gold Coast as he saw the enormous growth potential. Tapping into the market at just the right time, he successfully grew the firm’s database of candidates by 9,000 in less than seven months, highlighting his keen insight into market dynamics.

In his role as Director, Luke has been pivotal in steering the company’s strategic direction, notably during its expansion into the dynamic South East Queensland market in 2023. This move brought a fresh vibrancy to the company, reflecting Luke’s forward-thinking leadership style.

Luke’s approach to recruitment is characterised by his meticulous attention to detail and his natural ability to connect with people. He excels in understanding the intricate desires of candidates and aligning them with the perfect career opportunities. His methodical and insightful strategies ensure that both clients and candidates benefit from effective and empathetic solutions.

Outside the office, Luke’s interests are as varied and dynamic as his career. He has a passion for community and philanthropy, actively participating in local events and initiatives. This community involvement complements his love for the outdoors, where he enjoys fitness activities, beach outings, and exploring the local cuisine with friends at favourite spots like Como Kitchen & Bar in Southport.

Residing on the Isle of Capri, Luke embodies the spirit of the Gold Coast. His commitment to excellence, his understanding of the recruitment landscape, and his dedication to his team’s growth and success make him an integral and cherished leader within the company. Luke’s journey at Whitefox Recruitment is a testament to his passion for people, his innovative leadership, and his unwavering pursuit of excellence, fostering an environment where personal and professional development thrive together.

 

Luke’s Admissions:

  • Justice of The Peace – NSW Government
  • MAHRI Member – Australian HR Institute
  • Associate Member – The Law Society of New South Wales

Luke’s Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Member – NSW Liberal Party
  • Member – Southport Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Australian HR Institute
  • Member – Australian & NZ Mental Health Association
  • Member – Business Australia
  • Member – The Recruitment Network

Luke’s Achievements:

  • Winner (Australian Legal Recruiter of the Year – 2024) – APAC Insider Awards
  • Winner (Australian HR CEO of the Year – 2023) – APAC Insider Awards
  • Finalist (Small Business Champion Entrepreneur 2022) – Australian Small Business Champion Awards
  • Finalist (Business Leader of The Year 2021) – Tiara Recruitment Awards
  • Finalist (Business Person of The Year 2021) – ACT Business Awards
  • Finalist (Industry Rising Star 2021) – RCSA Australia
  • Finalist (Business Person of The Year 2020) – ACT Business Awards
  • Finalist (Rising Star of The Year 2020) – Australian HR Awards
  • Finalist (Business Leader of The Year 2020) – Tiara Recruitment Awards
  • Finalist (Recruitment Rising Star 2020) – Tiara Recruitment Awards
  • Nominee (Young Business Leader of The Year 2019) – My Business Awards
  • Nominee (Australian of The Year 2016/17) – Australia Day Council