Meet the HM Executive Team

HM Executive is headed up by Alison Surjan, Director Executive Recruitment, with over 10 years experience in the Executive Recruitment industry she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and networks. Alison is supported by Managing Director, Jodi Walton, and Director & Co-Founder, Dani Cuff.

HM Executive also has the ability utilise the expertise of the broader Harrison McMillan team of 12 recruitment professionals which provides organisations access to other recruitment expertise on demand, ensuring an efficient and timely recruitment process.

Alison Surjan – Director Executive Recruitment

As an expert in the Executive Search field, Alison Surjan has become synonymous with Executive Search and Recruitment in Adelaide. She has cultivated and built trusted partnerships and experience in a variety of industries and utilises her authentic and genuine communication style to achieve the best outcomes for her clients and candidates. Joining the HM Executive team as the Director, Executive Recruitment, Alison brings over 10 years’ experience, having placed over 200 executive positions.  She has worked across government and private sectors including professional services, non for profit, health, construction property, and engineering.

As Director, Executive Recruitment, Alison will be introducing HM Executive to the market nationally in early 2020, as well as personally delivering on Executive Search and Recruitment assignments.

Jodi Walton – Managing Director

Jodi is a globally experienced business Director and is currently Managing Director and co-Founder of Harrison McMillan, a national award-winning recruitment company which was established in 2013.

Jodi has gained over 20 years of management experience and has operated within local, national and overseas markets providing services to various organisations including government, multi-nationals, not for profits, niche providers, SME’s and start-ups. Jodi has gained significant experience in Executive Recruitment and has managed multiple high-profile Executive Recruitment assignments including the provision of an objective and transparent recruitment process, facilitating panel interviews and production of panel reports.

Jodi works with Boards, CEO’s, Senior Leaders and Heads of HR to assist them build and develop a high performing workforce within their organisations.  Jodi’s understanding of what drives people, her patient attitude and her belief in team collaboration has also focused her attention on the utilisation of cutting-edge management techniques to attract and engage her own team at Harrison McMillan.

Dani Cuff – Director and Co-Founder

Dani is a Director and co-Founder of Harrison McMillan and possesses over 9 years of recruitment and Human Resource experience within large, national and global organisations. She has operated across various markets including: multinationals, SME’s, state and federal Government, not for profits and large corporate.

Dani is currently undertaking her Master of Business Administration, was a 2015 Telstra Business Women’s finalist and leads the client engagement and Sales and Marketing function for Harrison McMillan.

Dani is an experienced public speaker where she has facilitated panel discussions, spoken on TV segments and, together with Jodi, facilitated numerous external professional development training courses including; recruitment skills training for hiring manager, behavioural profiling, succession planning and managing the multi-generational work force.

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