The Haylo Team

With a wealth of experience and proven ability, our core team of specialist Personal Injury and Insurance Industry recruiters have built an impressive reputation with both clients and candidates alike.

Recruitment Agency of The Year 2023 - Insurance

In their 2023 Recruiter of The Year Awards, Sourcr voted Haylo People ‘Agency of  The Year’ for the Insurance Industry. In addition our Co Founder and Director Andrew Smith was voted ‘Recruiter Of The Year’ for the Insurance Industry in NSW.

Andrew Smith
Director & Co-Founder

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Andrew has over ten years of experience in recruitment across Insurance and Personal Injury, supporting businesses through periods of significant growth, change, and strategic direction. With significant talent leadership experience across Hays, Suncorp and most recently holding the role of Head of Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience at EML, Andrew has led large-scale volume campaigns, international relocations and an expert in, specialist search recruitment needs.

Danielle Marshall
Director & Co-Founder

General Insurance & Business Support

Danielle is a Director and Co-Founder at Haylo People with nine years’ experience across agency recruitment, RPO, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. Danielle is a specialist recruiter with a focus on all Business Support across Australia across both high-volume and specialised mid to senior roles. Danielle enjoys building trusted relationships, coaching job seekers, and supporting people throughout the recruitment process.

Ashlea Smith
Business Manager

Injury Management & Work Health Safety

Starting her recruitment career in 2015, Ashlea is our Haylo People Business Manager. Highly experienced in Injury Management and Insurance recruitment, Ashlea has recruited specialised and senior roles Australia wide, as well as building an impressive reputation for high-volume recruitment. Ashlea takes a care-focused approach, listening to understand her clients needs; whether you're an employer or job seeker.

Michelle Madgwick
Business Manager


Highly experienced working with Governmental departments and teams across Australia, Michelle has built a reputation for her high-level of candidate care and successful delivery of specialised recruitment services. With over 25 years’ of industry experience, Michelle has spent the previous 4 managing teams within volume NSW Government and Charity recruitment projects.

Laura Matko
Operations Manager

Operations & Business Support

Laura is a highly experience recruiter and Business Support specialist. In her own words "I am consistent, resilient and have a positive attitude. I have a passion for helping candidates further their careers and helping them find their ideal role.". As well as being a recruiter Laura also manages our day-to-day operations.

Oliver Bell
Recruitment Consultant

Underwriting & General Insurance

Originally from the UK and now based in Sydney, Ollie is a high motivated insurance professional with over 8 years of industry experience. His ‘hands-on’ knowledge gained from working as an Insurance Broker, enables him to consistently deliver practical recruitment advice to both clients and candidates alike.

Bailey De Souza
Business Manager

Insurance Broking

Bailey is an accomplished insurance recruiter with over 7 years of experience recruiting mid to senior-level individuals for the insurance broking market. Dedicated to building strong relationships and contributing to Haylo's business growth, Bailey takes pleasure in not only matching top talent with opportunities, but also in looking after the well-being of both candidates and clients alike.

James Matthews
Recruitment Consultant

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Results driven and with a background in construction and personal training, James is a specialist recruitment consultant focussing on Health, Safety and Wellbeing roles. His wide range of industry experience enables James to deliver unique insights and practical advice to both clients and candidates.

Hani Kumar
Candidate Manager

Workers Compensation

Hani is a Candidate Manager at Haylo People specialising in Workers Compensation and Personal Injury. Experienced in high-volume recruitment, Hani has built a reputation for taking the time to truly get to know each of her clients, their expectations and career goals; all of which helps her advocate on their behalf to prospective employers and assist with their career progression.

Dakota Morgan
Candidate Manager

General Insurance

Dakota is a Candidate Manager at Haylo People specialising in General Insurance. With experience in high-volume recruitment within the Real Estate sector, Dakota has built a positive reputation by investing time into each of her candidates; getting to know their motivations, expectations and career goals. Dakota is passionate about building professional relationships with the people she helps.

Jo Aitken
Senior Account Manager

General Insurance

Jo is a Senior Account Manager at Haylo People and has over 14 years of recruitment experience, both in agency and in internal roles. Dedicating the past five years of her career to Insurance, Jo is a recognised recruitment specialist for General Insurance delivering services Australia wide. Passionate about candidate care, Jo has also built a reputation for truly partnering with her clients with recruitment and selection advice and mentoring.
**Jo is currently on parental leave**

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