Company Overview

Established in June 2007, Morton Philips was created in order to provide unprecedented high-level services in Executive Search, Strategic HR and Migration & Relocation Services. Our specialty is in identifying senior management - CEOs, CFOs, Managing Directors, General Managers (both company and divisional) or Government Departmental heads, and senior managers across all sectors and industries.

We provide a full service solution and utilise state of the art technologies. We assess all opportunities holistically to provide a forward thinking, innovative and personalised strategic approach to all of our solutions.

Morton Philips prides itself on strong and highly reputable networks – locally and nationally, strong search and research capabilities, coupled with a personalised approach to working with clientele, our clients business and employees.

We think globally but act locally and specifically employ highly qualified and experienced personnel in a boutique environment in order to satisfy requirements of exceptional quality in personalised service, communication and leadership.

In this competitive climate, we understand more now than ever, the importance of timely and effective communication, 'outside of the box' strategic thinking, maintaining high levels of confidentiality and ensuring a service that is in deep partnership with your overall vision, mission and values.

 

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We at Morton Philips know that finding the right candidate is a choice not to be taken lightly. That's why we offer Executive Search & Strategic HR services in order to find a good fit.

➤ LOCATION

Level 6, 80 King William St
Adelaide, SA 5000

☎ CONTACT

operations@mortonphilips.com.au
(08) 8210 8510

 

 

 

 
 

Staff

 
 

Managing Director

Phil Morton

Phil Morton is a familiar face in the Executive Recruitment space in South Australia, having led one of Adelaide's best-known executive recruitment practices to a dominant position during his time.
Phil has spent over a decade in the recruitment industry, after an earlier career in engineering and construction management.

Beginning his career in local government he gained further qualifications and experience in public works engineering and building surveying. Phil then moved to Boral and Adelaide Brighton where he proceeded rapidly to general management level, recognised for his technical skills but also relationship and business development capabilities.

Phil joined Morgan & Banks in 1997, which later became Hudson, where he was recognised with a President's award as Hudson's Top Operations Leader for Australia and New Zealand in 2003. His interest in the human aspects of business operation has driven a desire to continually improve services in a sector where relationship management is critical and success relies on networks and performance.

Phil co-founded Morton Philips in order to explore his passion to build a cohesive, decisive HR practice that is immediately responsible for and responsive to its clients and candidates. As of 1 July 2014, Phil Morton became the sole owner and Managing Director of Morton Philips.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Director, Consulting Services

Alison Surjan

A trusted and highly respected Consultant across a variety of disciplines, Alison has developed her professional reputation through a genuine commitment to service her clients above and beyond their expectations. Executive Search assignments and also actively recruits through strategic advertising campaigns for her clients. Throughout her career she has worked across both government and corporate organisations including, professional services and health, construction and commercial property, not for profit, and the engineering sectors. Alison is a proven performer and conducts herself in business as a committed and professional partner of the organisation she is working with. Her business development capabilities and high level delivery focus has seen her work with some of Australia’s biggest brands, and some of the fastest and most progressive organisations that operate globally.

Alison leads an in-house Research team and personally delivers on Executive Search assignments, she also actively recruits talent through strategic advertising campaigns for her clients. The Mps Brand within the Morton Philips Group is also managed by Alison to provide our clients with temporary and contracting staffing solutions at all levels nationally.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Manager, Operations & Administration
Consultant Support
 

Claire Pennington

Claire comes from a customer service background with her main strengths and focuses in event management and functions. Claire made the transition to Morton Philips mid-way through 2014 in search of a change and to learn more in the professional world of executive recruitment.

Offering executive assistance and under the guidance of Managing Director, Philip Morton and Director Consulting Services, Alison Surjan, Claire hopes to extend her learning of the business.

Claire brings a bright, bubbly and positive attitude to the business, always a smiling face to greet you on our reception desk.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Head of Research

Rachel Francis

With a Masters in International Marketing Management and a Bachelor in Business Studies and a Language (Russian), Rachel is a confident Research Consultant with experience working in Europe and Australia.

Each position Rachel has held has involved evaluating the capabilities or requirements of one party and matching those with the skill set and offerings of a second.

On her arrival in Adelaide in early 2010 Rachel began working as a Principal Recruitment and Research Consultant, primarily within the executive space. Prior to this she was employed within both Irish and Danish Government departments promoting, developing, advising and assisting Irish and Danish companies (at all stages within the supply chain) to gain maximum benefit from globalisation. Both roles involved offering competent, customised and results orientated consultancy along with industry research projects to each client according to their specific requirements.

Rachel regularly worked closely with key decision makers to develop and implement short, medium and long-term export growth strategies.

Rachel held a voluntary committee position within the Diabetic Federation of Ireland – a role which involved delivering a number of formal presentations to industry groups and the media in relation to promotional activities. Rachel was the Secretary for the Irish Danish Business Association for two and a half years and also vice-secretary on the Board of Governors for a progressive Childcare Centre in Adelaide.

Rachel’s strengths and successes are attributed to her personable manner, mature, ethical and respectful approach to projects and her ability to gain a solid understanding of each client and their specific business, objectives and motivations. Rachel is driven by a passion to add value and promote positive, transparent business interactions and relationships.

 
 

 
 
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Associate / Executive Assistant

Angela Tzaras

Angela is a highly successful, qualified and multi skilled business professional and entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the private, government and not-for profit sectors.

Angela has provided executive operational and governance support to CEOs, Directors, Boards and Committees, including supporting the growth of businesses through professional development, and mentoring of team members: executives, managers and individuals.  Angela achieves this through insightful one-on-one coaching.

Angela has the ability to create meaningful and positive behavioural change within organisations that positively impacts on the productivity and profitability of individuals and teams.  She inspires individuals to develop and to apply what they learn as a result of the way she creates and encourages learning experiences.

 
 

 
 
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Consultant

Katherine Myers

Katherine is an experienced human resources, communication and marketing professional with expertise across not-for-profit, government and corporate industries, including health, aged care, professional services and construction sectors.

Katherine has expertise and a passion for long term recruitment solutions, strategic workforce planning and employee development and relations. Along with a broad background of internal human resource experience, a comprehensive understanding of Return to Work legislation and best practice strategies for promoting and achieving health and wellbeing of employees, Katherine provides our existing and potential clients’ with a multi-faceted yet integrated approach to solutions. Past experience in partnering with organisations to deliver solutions on key organisational matters including injury prevention and management, health promotion and employee development, Katherine intrinsically employs a holistic approach to both recruitment and HR consultancy.

With qualifications in both human resources and marketing, Katherine has the ability to understand and articulate clients’ recruitment needs and deliver professional and timely solutions, aligned with a clients’ cultural values and budgetary constraints. Katherine’s emphasis on communicating and partnering with a client to personally understand the breadth of requirements is an asset and married with her ability to manage relationships in complex stakeholder environments, Katherine continually strives to successfully manage and exceed clients’ and candidates expectations.

 
 

 
 
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Finance Manager

Lindsay Griffiths

An integral part of Morton Philips’ financial matters, Lindsay is a highly qualified Finance Manager with over fifteen years’ experience working in a range of industries. Studying Accounting both in Adelaide and abroad in London, Lindsay’s transition into HR was a seamless one.

Working for companies such as Record Labels, Creative Design, Banking, and Property; Lindsay joined the Morton Philips team in 2014. Certainly a ‘people person’, Lindsay loves working in the HR and recruitment sector, allowing her to speak with numerous people.

Outside of the office, she enjoys listening to vinyl, baking cakes, and spending quality time with her children.

 
 

 
 

Administration &  Marketing Support, Website Design

Christopher Hughes

The newest member of the Morton Philips team, Christopher joined in April 2017. Fresh out of university, he uses his business and marketing knowledge to assist Claire and Angela with the company’s operations. 

Coming from a customer service and music background, Christopher enjoys the HR landscape, and has been able to put his people skills to good usage. 

Christopher also has a passion for music, sports, and charity work – including being an advocate for White Ribbon Australia. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, swing dancing, and fathering his dog, Archie.

 
 

 

Brand Philosophy

As an organisation whose core business revolves around people, Morton Philips recognises and performs the obligations we have towards our staff, clients, suppliers, competitors and community as a whole. We strongly believe that integrity in dealings with our clients is a prerequisite for a successful and sustained business relationship. Our processes are based on the core values that drive our business forward, shaping our culture, environment and governing the work that we do.

One of our core values is to promote interests, which are directed to building a stronger, safer and more equitable community.

We are committed to activities and organisations that are ethical, environmentally sustainable, and continuously beneficial to the communities in which we operate.

 
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Corporate Social Responsibility

As an organisation whose core business revolves around people, Morton Philips recognises and performs the obligations we have towards our staff, clients, suppliers, competitors and community as a whole. We strongly believe that integrity in dealings with our clients is a prerequisite for a successful and sustained business relationship. Our processes are based on the core values that drive our business forward, shaping our culture, environment and governing the work that we do.

One of our core values is to promote interests, which are directed to building a stronger, safer and more equitable community.

We are committed to activities and organisations that are ethical, environmentally sustainable, and continuously beneficial to the communities in which we operate.

 
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Green Policy

Morton Philips recognises that our work may have a direct or indirect effect on the local and / or regional environments in which we operate. We therefore strive to reduce any harm that this may cause to the environment and are committed to applying best green practices within our own company to reduce any harmful or negative impacts on the environment. 

Morton Philips measures its impact on the environment and sets targets to ensure ongoing improvement.

We comply with all relevant environmental legislation and conduct periodic sessions with our staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and seek feedback on what the Company can do to contribute to resolving such issues.  Morton Philips encourages the adoption of similar principles by our suppliers. 

 
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