About Us

HIGHGRADE PERSONNEL is a privately owned Recruitment Company that services the Mining, Transport Infrastructure, Civil and Commercial Construction, Engineering, Transport, Rail and Administration industries.

Our management team has a combined 80 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including Surface & Underground Mining, Construction, Manufacturing, Drill & Blast, Labour Hire Operations and Management, as well as owning several successful businesses which currently service open pit & underground mining operations around Australia.

At HIGHGRADE, we understand every business is different with its own set of unique challenges, so we believe our greatest strengths are both the flexibility we offer with our services and our drive to always go the extra mile to exceed our client’s expectations in this forever changing market.


Director & Business Manager - Kyran O'Donnell

Regional Manager - Goldfields - Kylie Lampros

Senior Mining Consultant - Marcus Taylor

Senior Underground Recruitment Consultant - Kelsie McGee

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Bec Ellis

Recruitment Coordinator - Aimee Borchet

Accounts - Emma O'Donnell

Reception - Kaylah Mulvaney


Director and Business Manager, Kyran O’Donnell
“The reason I got into recruitment was simple, I just wanted to help people find work, nothing more. I was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to achieve this and after a short time found a whole other great side to this business. Not only could I assist job seekers but I could also work with companies, big & small, across Australia in finding that next great employee. When you get both of those right, your candidate over the moon at finding that amazing, fulfilling role as well as your client shaking your hand and saying “cheers, you’ve found us a beauty there“ , well there is nothing better than that to me and I will only want people who think the same way working for HIGHGRADE”