Meet the Team

Martin Dineen

Founder & Director

With a decade of recruitment and management experience gained working in senior roles in Australia and the UK & Ireland, Martin identified a niche in the market for a specialist Office Support recruitment consultancy that provides a high level of service while treating such business critical positions with the respect they deserve- managed by a senior and experienced recruiter with an extensive network, commercially mature understanding of the industry and ability to provide consultative counsel.

Throughout Martin’s career, relationships have been at the forefront of his approach with clients, candidates and colleagues alike. He strives to create a truly enjoyable office environment as he sees the importance of people enjoying their work. In turn, this ensures that clients can have confidence in a long standing and stable team of consultants. Engaging an agency, leaving a position or starting a job search, can be a daunting experience. Martin strives to ensure that MJD Executive¹s service will make that transition as seamless as possible, even enjoyable!


Genevieve Keane

Principal Consultant

Genevieve was based in an Account Management role for 5 years in Ireland specialising in management, recruitment and selection before moving to Australia. On moving to Australia, Genevieve gained exposure within the Insurance industry for 2 years. Utilising her skills of 7 years within the Irish and Australian markets she then joined MJD Executive in early 2015 where she continues to grow a strong recruitment portfolio within the Sydney and Melbourne market.

Having joined MJD Executive as a Specialist Consultant she now focuses on recruiting Legal Executive Assistants, Legal Personal Assistants, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries and other Office Professionals for some of the most highly regarded law firms and professional services organisations in Australia. Genevieve is dedicated to the successful growth of working with high calibre clients and her priority is placing candidates which enhance and add value to their businesses.

Throughout Genevieve’s career, her positive and hard-working consulting style guarantees strong relationship building and professional account management. She is well versed in the needs of clients and gets great satisfaction from placing the perfect candidate in the perfect role.


Samantha Meanwell

Specialist Recruitment Consultant⁩

With a background in people orientated roles, moving in to the recruitment space was always of interest to Samantha and has quickly become second nature to her. Helping individuals with something as valuable as their career gives her much pleasure and has driven her to early success in her recruitment career. She has excelled as an office support recruiter, quickly forming a specialisation in the legal support market. We are incredibly proud of her ability to build immediate trust with her clients and candidates, achieved by having honest and open conversations offering effective and efficient solutions. Samantha brings a fabulous energy and enthusiasm to our team with fresh ideas on how to best obtain positive outcomes for her clients and candidates.

With an infectious smile and positive demeanour Samantha is constantly receiving praise and generous thankyou’s for her excellent service levels. She is trusted to work with some of our most valued and prestigious organisations, whilst confidently building new networks that she can nurture herself.


Clare O’Brien

Candidate Manager

Clare is an experienced recruiter who thrives on building trusting relationships with quality candidates, strengthening MJD Executives network of new and existing relationships. Understanding and facilitating an individual’s specific desires when it comes to their career motivates Clare to achieve results beyond expectation and fits in with the MJD Executive philosophy perfectly. With an interest in public relations and marketing Clare is diligent in working with advanced technologies and modern recruitment tools that allow her to source and engage with the caliber of talent that MJD Executive endeavors to represent on a consistent basis.

Clare works very closely with our team of Consultants sourcing for a breadth of office support roles across the professional services sector including Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, Legal support professionals, Team Assistants, Secretaries, Marketing & Sales Coordinators, HR Coordinators and Corporate Receptionists. Her ability to build immediate trust and commitment from the people that she engages with is an asset to our team.


Andrea Cohen

Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Andrea is a recruitment industry professional with solid experience working for a global firm who specialise in the recruitment of executive level talent in the professional services sector. This experience, combined with over 9 years in the finance sector working in support roles herself, provides a deep understanding of what a high quality candidate in the support market looks like. Recruiting for Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and other office support professionals, Andrea prides herself on her mature business acumen and ability to match both skill sets and the all-important culture and Executive ‘fit’.

Welcomed in to the MJD Executive team as a referral, Andrea brings a strong network of relationships within the professional services sector, both clients and candidates. Her specialisation will remain within this specialised industry sector where she can add consultative value to her key stakeholders.


Caroline Butler

Head of Operations

Caroline is our talented Head of Operations, responsible for maintaining and improving on operational matters on behalf of our Director and the MJD Executive team. With the right tools, processes and a high level of support our team is well equipped to efficiently and effectively find solutions for our valued stakeholder needs. Finding ways to surpass expectations and continuously innovate and improve on the way that we deliver results to our clients and candidates is a big part of the MJD Executive philosophy and why Caroline was handpicked for her role. Having worked in recruitment with Martin previously Caroline has an innate understanding of recruitment practices and the MJD Executive ethos, as well as valuable client management experience of her own. (Not to mention an excellent understanding of wines!)


Tanya Nanscawen

Operations, Business Development & Marketing

With more than 15 years’ experience working in the recruitment industry Tanya continues to choose a specialisation in the office support sector, as she enjoys seeing the positive impact that these vital roles can have on a business when the right talent is engaged. As a previous colleague of Martins, Tanya is supportive of his professional yet personable approach to business and desire to make the recruitment process sincerely enjoyable for all involved.

Even whilst leading teams and managing business operations, Tanya always maintained a strong recruitment portfolio of her own, as developing close client and candidate relationships that sought guidance to ensure the right career move was being considered, or the right hire was being made, is what she enjoys most. Also experienced working as an Internal Consultant managing recruitment assignments, coaching line managers to improve their selection processes and supporting senior management with advice in relation to their recruitment functions, Tanya is able to identify with the challenges from an in-house perspective when approaching a recruitment assignment.