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About us

Company profile


Fiona Watson Recruitment was established to provide a superior specialist recruitment service in South East Queensland. With extensive local experience and a network around Queensland and NSW we are able to source the best jobs and candidates.

With over 20 years of experience in specialist markets around the world, recruiting for small to medium local businesses, listed corporates, multi-nationals and public sector organisations we have honed our skills to get it right for you first time. Whether it is a critical board appointment that requires a strategic, targeted search; a project that requires a very specifically skilled contractor; a key team member role or just a temp to help you out at a moment’s notice, we have the knowledge and skills to find your solution.

Fiona Watson – Director

20170112_123743Following her post-graduate studies, Fiona started in the recruitment industry in 2000 working in the UK for a large, global specialist recruitment brand where she focussed on senior finance roles. She developed a number of key accounts and was responsible for winning a supply contract with one of the UK’s largest businesses. She moved to Australia in 2003 with a brief to develop and expand the recruitment market on the Gold Coast. She became Senior Manager for the Gold Coast region and was responsible for a number of teams of recruitment consultants across different sectors whilst still keeping a hands on involvement in executive and senior finance recruitment. She decided to launch FWR in 2014 to provide companies and candidates alike with a superior and more personalised recruitment service that the large agencies are not able to offer. With over 15 years of experience of recruiting within the South East Queensland market, she has a wealth of knowledge across many disciplines and has forged strong, long term relationships with both companies and candidates alike in many industry sectors. For a confidential discussion with Fiona, please call 0415 656064

David Watson – Consultant

BlackWhite_2017-01-12_12-39-05-282 (1)With a career in sales management spanning almost 20 years, David has worked in the travel, telecoms, advertising and recruitment industries. He has recruited, trained and managed teams of up to 30 in dynamic, growing companies. He joined Fiona Watson Recruitment in January 2016 and specialises in  white collar construction, site management, property and IT roles. He has quickly become the ‘go to’ recruiter for a number of reputable medium and large businesses in South East Queensland as they appreciate his honest and direct approach.

For a confidential discussion with David about potential roles, please call 0405 156654






What we recruit

As specialist recruiters we are experts in recruiting the following roles –


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • General Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Sales Director


  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial/Business/Commercial Analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable/Credit Control
  • Payroll

Office Support

  • Executive Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Administration Officers
  • Customer Service
  • Reception
  • Contracts Administration

Sales & Marketing

  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Internal Sales
  • E-commerce
  • Sales Support/Administration

Information Technology (IT)

  • IT Managers
  • Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Database Developers and Admin
  • Helpdesk
  • Web/App Developers


  • Project Managers
  • Estimators
  • Drafters
  • Construction Managers
  • Architects
  • Property Managers
  • Engineers
  • Contracts Administration


“It was great meeting you this morning. Thank you very much for your proactive approach in producing an instant solution to our initial staffing dilemma.”

 “I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support this year, getting me used to the skills and experience we’re looking for as a member of the Finance team and helping with selecting the right candidates for us, I’ve really appreciated this. Just had a quick review of who’s come on board this year and, touch wood, all are working out really well.  Looking back on this, you certainly seem to understand what we’re looking for which is great.”

“Wow…***** told me you were good, but I did not expect an interview within one week of meeting you. Highly appreciated.”

“Thank you Fiona for finding a diamond for us :)”

This is a breath of fresh air to me..So so disappointing as a job seeker to make considerable effort to be then ignored in effect…So as far as feedback goes…Keep up the awesome work!

“Fiona Watson is very professional and offers exceptional service”

” I was placed by David in a management position within *************, I am now using him to recruit my staff as he has a deep understanding of our business and culture”

“Fiona was very efficient and knew exactly the type of candidate we required based on her understanding of how the manager in that area operates. She was very effective”

“My experience of receiving candidates was very professional and I found Fiona, my consultant to be extremely professional and enthusiastic”

“All the people I deal with…especially Fiona, really know what we are looking for in a candidate and we only ever receive top quality ones to interview. Thanks Fiona for making my life so much easier!”

“Thanks David for placing me in my ideal role”

“My experience with Fiona Watson has been great so far. She has provided me with the necessary information to prepare for interviews and what to expect with the companies that I have applied for”

“My dealings with Fiona have been nothing short of fantastic”

“I am very happy with the service that I have received. My current role is the first contract/temp role I have had in over 10 years and it has been a very positive experience to date. Fantastic company to work for and placed by a very positive, approachable consultant, Fiona Watson”

“The level of service received from Fiona Watson was excellent. The co-ordination of the selection process with the employer ran very smoothly with no problems. She was able to find a great match with my work experience, skill level and personality with my new employer. This has been a successful outcome for myself and I am pleased with my dealings with Fiona and her team”

“Fiona was efficient, considerate and very good at communicating the situation. Excellent!”

“I have enjoyed the services offered by Fiona as both an employer and candidate for the past 8 years. In this time we have built an excellent rapport and she continues to strive for excellence in meeting my needs irrespective of which side of the employer/candidate fence I may be on. The service is such that I didn’t even consider listing with another agency recently when I was seeking a change in employment. The same would also apply in the future should I require a recruitment consultancy to recruit staff in my new role as Financial Controller. A big thanks goes to Fiona and her team for consistent and superior service!”