Vanessa Meikle

Director, Healthcare Professionals Group

Vanessa is the Director of the leading Australian healthcare recruitment consultancy, Healthcare Professionals Group. Our focus is placing quality candidates within pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, complementary medicine and scientific companies as well as hospitals, aged care, allied health, medical imaging and medical practices. We have dedicated teams recruiting in all levels, throughout all the disciplines in healthcare from highly specialised and niche positions to high volume recruitment drives with experience in permanent, contract and temporary solutions. My passion for healthcare and recruitment is always growing, the industry constantly advances. My driving force is to work with healthcare professionals and healthcare companies to provide them with the candidates and job opportunities that will ultimately enhance patient’s lives.

Speaker Sessions

8:00 - 8:50

Women in Leadership Breakfast - Registrations required

Hart Room

Start the day with a peer discussion on some of the unique challenges and opportunities often faced by women in recruitment: closing the confidence gap, navigating difficult work/life balance choices, imposter syndrome, and more. Leah McKelvey, VP of Global Enterprise Strategy & Operations, will kick off the session with a Q&A with Abbie Morris, Director of Organisational Development at Allegis Group, about some of the experiences and initiatives from the Allegis team across APAC, and how they’ve focused on enabling their current and future leaders. After this short introduction, industry leaders will lead a discussion at each table before asking one person from each group to share the lessons back with the entire team. Limited spots available, to register your interest in attending please email