Automotive Personnel International is a leading professional recruitment firm specialising in the recruitment of Permanent, contract and temporary positions in the Automotive industry locally, nationally and internationally.

First established in Sydney in 1993, we’ve been bringing employers and job seekers together for over 25 years. Automotive Personnel International has grown to be Australia’s leading recruitment arm with offices and consultants in every state of Australia as well as Ireland, South East Asia, Korea, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Our role is to work with Job seekers and employers to facilitate a successful long term match. We utilise our vast database and industry expertise to provide quality candidates quickly. Our Market leading Job Alert software means that we have job seekers actively relying on our website for up to the minute job opportunities which is a first for a specialist recruitment firm.

What sets us apart?

  1. A commitment to respect confidentiality of both our business partners, clients and candidates. Respect of confidentiality is noted as being the single biggest reason why our candidates prefer to align themselves with a recruitment arm as oppose to applying directly to an employer.
  2. Industry specialist recruiters
  3. Global strength through international ‘on the ground’ consultants in most corners of the globe coupled with the strength of a globally recognised brand.
  4. Strong business ethics mean that we do not proactively market to candidates from our clients and business partners. We’ve been on your side of the desk.
  5. Market leading Job alert, proactive, marketing of active job seekers.

Meet the team


Craig Warren – Director

Commencing as sales trainee in 1972 and concluding as a Senior Executive for one of the industries major multi franchised dealer groups. Craig was President of a national dealer council for 15 Years and these experiences give a clear understanding of the value in the client/ employee relationship. A passion for continued involvement in the Automotive Industry resulted in the purchase of the business with Brooke Jones from Wayne Lee. Craig and Brooke are dedicated to continue the growth and integrity of the business that Wayne Lee has driven for the previous 18 Years.

mob: 0417 248884

Brooke Jones – Director

Brooke has been involved in the motor industry for 13 years largely in the Business and Finance Management area. The most recent 9 years were spent in the Heavy Commercial Market with exposure to Finance Management, Marketing, Dealership Operations and Recruitment.

mob: 0438 533699


Sophia Lu –Administration

Assistant & I.T Services specialist

Sophia graduated from Wollongong university in 2010 with a degree in Information Systems. Having joined us in 2013 she is Automotive Personnel’s Administration Assistant & I.T Services specialist.


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Russell Phillips – New Zealand Recruitment Manager

Russell Phillips is New Zealand’s most experienced and best known automotive recruitment consultant. He has extensive key appointment, technical search, immigration, industrial legislation and psychological assessment expertise. Russell has operated in the New Zealand motor industry recruitment sector since 1991; his contacts and knowledge of candidates and clients in the New Zealand motor industry are unsurpassed. Introductions to the New Zealand automotive recruitment market can be made by  contacting