40+ Years Experience

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings over 40 of years of experience in providing recruitment, work skills training and human resource solutions.

Maurizio Ayad
Chief Executive Officer

Maurizio Ayad is the CEO and co-founder of ASTAR Recruitment that was established in 2006. In a career spanning over 16 years Maurizio’s extensive knowledge and industry experience has built the business to become a leading recruitment agency in Australia & New Zealand.

Maurizio’s career began in Marketing and HR and later expanded his portfolio in the Training and Education Industry.

Dean Critharis
Chief Financial Officer

Dean Critharis is the CFO and co-founder of ASTAR Recruitment. Dean brings a wealth of knowledge to ASTAR with his experience expanding in finance and accounting. He has been able to analyse and implement strategies that has led to profitable growth for ASTAR Recruitment.

Dean holds a number of qualifications including Bachelor of Business from the University of Wollongong, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Leadership and Management, and Certificate IV in HR.

Ian Dalziel
General Manager

Ian is the General Manager for ASTAR Recruitment. In his role, he is responsible for driving growth of ASTAR Recruitment across Australia and New Zealand. Ian brings over 14 years in Labour Hire and Recruitment and 20+ years in Transport and Logistics.

Ian is a Certified WHS Auditor and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Tracy Mellish
Operations Manager

Tracy Mellish is the Operations Manager of ASTAR Recruitment. She is a key part of the management team and is responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of the business. In her role, Tracy has improved quality, productivity and efficiency. Tracy’s experience extends into the Manufacturing, Warehousing and Logistics sector of the recruitment industry.

Tracy holds a Diploma in Business Management and is a Return to Work Coordinator.

Christina Critharis
Marketing Manager

Christina Critharis is the Marketing Manager at ASTAR Recruitment.

Having a close connection to the co-founders of the business Christina is passionate about ASTAR and its success. With experience in events and marketing in the entertainment industry she has been able to bring something different to marketing in the recruitment space.

ASTAR Recruitment
Consultants

Our consultants come from a variety of recruitment consulting backgrounds. Their vast skills and access to resourceful skills forces ensure our clients needs are carefully identified and the upmost skilled workforce is appointed. Each client is appointed a consultant based on their requirements ensuring the best recruitment solution.

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