Kate Baxter


Kate joined ESH Group in 2007 as a Recruitment Specialist located in the Sth East Suburbs, building her capabilities in recruitment running a fast paced temp desk in blue collar. 

In 2010 She went on to manage IPA’s Diversity Division in Melbourne, with a focus to make Diversity Recruitment one of IPA’s most successfully branches she led her team to not only be recognised as one of IPA’s  highest performing branches she created opportunities in Diversity in NSW, QLD and WA.

It was here she moved into a National Role, designing and implementing standard operating procedures for IPA’s Diversity Division and Marketing Strategies ensuring the divisions success. 

Upon returning back to IPA after Maternity Leave Kate managed IPA’s largest white collar recruitment branch, specialising in volume call centre, office support and executive recruitment.   This division of IPA is ISO 9001 accredited and Kate led the team to ensure IPA retained this accreditation, as well Managed some of IPA’s largest Accounts.  With a thirst to lean more, Kate supported the business in a number of transformation projects supporting the implementation of a new CRM.

Kate left the IPA business in 2014, joining a boutique consulting firm.  It was here she gained pivotal experience; utilising her Business Management qualifications and commercial acumen.  Leading a white collar team, specialising in Business Support, Sales & Marketing and Technical roles.  Kate further developed her leadership and mentoring skills, gaining experience working in a small to medium enterprise. 

In 2018, Kate took a flying leap and  joined a start-up business, heading up their People and Cultural Division. In a 12 month contract she designed, implemented and support the business in Recruitment, Engagement, Training and Cultural programs.  Putting all her years of experience to the test to deliver some very exciting results. 

Returning back to a brand she respects and division she is incredibly passionate about, Kate now heads up our Diversity & Inclusion Workforce Nationally. Her dedication for making a difference, combined with over 15 years of corporate recruitment experience, makes this role a perfect fit for her.

When Kate is not at work she loves spend time with her husband and three young children, planning new holiday destinations living life to its very full potential. 

Contact Kate on (03) 9252 2212