Our Team



Experienced and Professional


Bronwyn Dawson, Director

Bronwyn Archer-Dawson has more than 30 years domestic and international experience in human resources, conference and event management, and sales and marketing. She was appointed to the role of International Affairs Specialist for the US Government’s Department of Agriculture, developing and coordinating regional strategies, and managing international research and programs.

With over 17 years’ experience in the Canberra Construction and Property Industry, Bronwyn has worked for one of Canberra’s leading Project and Construction Management companies in the capacity of Human Resource Manager. Bronwyn also worked as a Senior Consultant and Business Manager with a multinational recruitment company; both roles serviced the Building, Construction and Design disciplines along with Finance and Administration.

As GAP Resource Management’s (GAPRM) founding Director and Business Manager of 18fifty3 GAPRM Recruitment, Bronwyn is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business. This includes planning, financial and risk management as well as taking an active role leading numerous specialised profile projects. Bronwyn is also responsible for the company’s quality assurance systems and the training and induction of all our staff and contractors.

Bronwyn’s wide experience and depth of knowledge has been pivotal, over the last two years, to the successful partnership with DHS in managing the ICT Pathway Entry Level Program.


Douglas Grierson, Director

As a Director across all businesses, Doug's skills also extend into 18fifty3 GAPRM’s Recruitment, Bulk Recruitment and Campaigns team, drawing on his experience as a HR Manager and Senior Recruitment Practitioner in both the public and private sectors, Doug is highly skilled in the end-to-end management of large recruitment campaigns - particularly those relating to graduate, trainee and specialist recruitment. Doug specialises in finding the ideal candidates for senior project management, ICT, training, and management roles.

GAP Resource Management and Living Recruitment are brands which have survived and created successful opportunities for many people over the past nine years. GAP Resource Management succeeded into New Zealand back in 2012 and moved onto Asia a few years after. Doug has an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and has held a position on the NSW/ACT RCSA Council for the past 5 years and assisting with the Pearl Mentor Program and the SME Gateway Advisory Board. He believes in staying current, up to date and relevant by way of events, memberships, affiliations and "keeping close to the street".

Doug has an intimate knowledge of Government recruitment at both Federal and State level, having spent 13 years consulting for the NSW Government and working closely with numerous commonwealth departments and agencies. Doug has established extensive networks in the Building, Construction, Security, Cyber, ICT and Technology Industries and this experience has been the bedrock to the quality of candidates provided to DHS during the 2 year ICT Pathway Entry Level Program. Doug also manages our Cyber Logistics company, assisting industry with its Cyber Security needs and requirements, keeping pace with Government and Private sector requirements and cyber safety.


Andrew Dawson, Director

As a Director, Andrew has almost 20 years experience in executive management roles and mentoring in high performance environments. His previous experience working with a national and international sporting organisation offered the opportunity to perform in multiple capacities within his role. During this time, Andrew was responsible for talent identification & recruitment, stakeholder management, interaction with the International Cricket Council with development and management of key personnel. Specialising in programme and logistics management, Andrew performed as the Operations Manager for the 2015 Cricket World Cup which encompassed the role of both media and security liaison (Canberra based).

Andrew has gained a diverse range of experience in dynamic and evolving business environments that enables him to engage with a broad range of clients in both a business and personal capacity, allowing development of strong relationships.

Pivotal in the future direction of the business is Andrew’s skill in identifying and implementing key factors of success within a team. After joining the business in 2016, Andrew now heads the private recruiting arm of the business, offering an expanded network.


David McPhee, Corporate Manager, Queensland

David’s career has encompassed the hospitality, marine industry, conference/exhibition and major event sector, manufacturing industry and professional sports. As either the proprietor or senior manager in this variety of industries David’s experience is extensive, well rounded and focused on the staff development and strategic planning necessary to ensure the success of any enterprise.

Experience in these many disciplines has exposed David to a varied range of proven operational and strategic solutions as well as allowing insight to managing businesses and with an extended focus into the people who work in them. His goal for the future is to share his knowledge, drive and enthusiasm with business owners who want to achieve the most out of their business by engaging with the optimal employees who will assist them to realise their businesses peak performance along with their own personal goals and aspirations.


Marie McKarzel

Marie worked for over 30 years in the Australian Public Service including 15 years at Director level (Executive Level 2) in the Department of Defence. She managed units responsible for strategic outcomes, recruitment, governance, procurement and contract management, budget management, ministerial and parliamentary enquiries and service delivery.

Marie has undertaken all aspects of Australian Public Service recruitment including development of selection criteria and job statements, membership and chairing of selection panels, scribing, preparation of selection reports, sourcing referee reports, provision of feedback to candidates and approval of selection processes as the formal delegate. She also has experience as a scribe/recruitment advisor in the private sector.

Marie has also undertaken tender processes to engage Government-contracted providers including development of Statements of Requirements, delivery of industry briefings, tender evaluations, negotiations, transition and contract management of successful providers. Marie is also an accredited Freedom of Information Decision Maker and has qualifications in editing and proofreading.


Casey Allen

Casey is a proud indigenous woman of the Tharawal Nation, whose country takes in South-Western Sydney. Casey’s passion for Indigenous Health and wellbeing is due in no small part to her grandmother’s role in establishing Tharawal Medical Services, which serves the Macarthur Region of Sydney. After completing her qualification in Business Administration, Casey started honing her skills in administrative and coordination duties. Her positive attitude permits her to proactively take on new challenges, which gives her the edge to efficiently perform her tasks and thrives on meeting set KPIs, deadlines and targets for our clients.

As 18fifty3 GAP Resource Management’s Recruitment and Relationship Manager, Casey is constantly looking for creative and innovative solutions for our clients. Casey is the teams eRecruit Specialist and has led the delivery of several successful Graduate Recruitment Programs for several Government Departments including most recently, the Department of Defence.


Michelle Pendergast

Michelle has more than 30 years’ experience in property management, hospitality and event management having worked both in the private sector and local government. Moving into the recruitment industry, Michelle provides expertise in marketing, business development, strategic planning and compliance. With an ability to develop and maintain professional relationships, Michelle performs a lead role on numerous projects and offers a mature and insightful approach to the delivery of agreed outcomes.

An active community member, Michelle has served on many organising panels including school councils, scholarship committees and community fundraising groups. An integral member of our team, Michelle has strong professional ties to a diverse range of business sectors and well-developed community relationships.


Grace Tosic

Performing a pivotal role within all private sector end-to-end recruitment, Grace brings a logical and intuitive approach to service delivery providing for a relatable platform which is well-received by clients.

Prior to finding her professional home in recruitment, Grace spent seven years within the General Insurance industry as a Broker. Drawing from her insurance expertise and knowledge, Grace oversees contractor welfare and manages any return to work related matters. With an empathetic approach to guidance and advice, Grace has helped many clients through difficult circumstances, drawing on her thorough understanding of the Workplace, Health and Safety environment and case management skills. Grace also brings with her valuable knowledge within the design and media space, through her time as a freelance Graphic Designer.


"We support gender equality within the workplace, including equal remuneration between women and men and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, persons from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities."


Contact Us

    Canberra
    Address: Unit 7/24 Iron Knob St. Fyshwick ACT 2609
    Postal Address: PO Box 222 Fyshwick, ACT 2609
    Phone: +61 2 6282 7771
    Email: admin@gaprm.com.au

    GAP Resource Management Pty. Ltd.
    ABN:
    68 162 404 239
    ACT Gov. IRE Auditor No. 18
    ACT License Number 18900999
    Website: www.gaprm.com.au

    Living Recruitment Pty. Ltd.
    ABN:
    79 143 435 778
    ACT Recruitment License Number 18900781
    Website: www.livingrecruitment.com.au

    Queensland
    GAP Resource Management Pty. Ltd. Queensland
    Address: L2/ 194 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227
    Postal Address: PO Box 228, Tugun, QLD 4224
    ABN:
    68 162 404 239
    QLD License Number LHL-04005-N9X7Q
    Website: www.gaprm.com.au

    Victoria
    GAP Resource Management Pty. Ltd. Victoria
    ABN:
    68 162 404 239
    License Number PENDING
    Website: www.gaprm.com.au