Our Team


We strive to deliver the best possible candidates, not just the best available

Colin Barr

Colin Barr

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Colin has in excess of thirty years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry with particular emphasis on Senior Executive Search with depth in the Technology and Engineering Sectors.   He strives to deliver the best possible Candidate, not just the best available.

He has run his own practice for many years and was founding Director of a successful IT Consultancy company.  Colin’s background is in Electrical Engineering covering Motor Control Design and Ship’s Weapons Systems, giving him a strong empathy with the manufacturing and technology sectors and a clear understanding of process.

He has worked for a range of organisations across most industry sectors covering Information Technology, Carrier Grade Telecommunications, Defence, Manufacturing, Retail, Supply Chain Management, Professional Services and IT&T Vendors.

Colin’s aim is to be your Trusted Advisor in matters of recruitment.  Known for providing honest, intelligent and highly commercial advice to clients and candidates, he is the person senior professionals talk to when they want career advice they can trust, and Colin’s extensive corporate network is testament to his experience and influence.

Colin has written numerous papers on the Search Process.   His latest eBook on hiring quality talent, The Recruitment Process – a Step by Step Guide to Delivering Quality Talent, is available upon request.

Married with three children, his interests lie in family and sports.   A keen Scuba Diver, he enjoys the outdoors, shares a love of horses with his daughter, and diving, football and cricket with his sons.

Colin Barr

Tamara Barr

Senior Consultant

With over 10 years’ experience in the corporate sphere as a Company Secretary, predominantly within the Finance sector, Tamara brings a wealth of knowledge around C Suite and Senior Management consulting.

Tamara brings over 10 years’ experience in the Company Secretariat; working in the corporate sphere in financial services.  She is a certificated Company Secretary (GIA). having most recently practiced as Deputy Company Secretary and Operations Manager for Independent Expert Review at Pembroke Managing Agency Limited, a Lloyd’s of London insurance agency, via her consulting company, Clearsky Blue Ltd.

Tamara opened Clearsky Blue in London and worked alongside small business and UK insurance companies to provide Board structure advice, Corporate Administration, Recruiting and Operations.

She has returned home to Australia to join Barr McIntosh where we take the guesswork out of recruitment.

Tamara has proven track record of delivering across a range of areas including:

  • Corporate Governance

  • Due Diligence

  • Recruitment

  • Independent Expert Review

  • Corporate Finance Administration

  • Market Research

  • Investor Relations

  • Restructuring (Procedure, Process Development)

Having worked with Boards and Senior Management across a range of companies in the UK and Australia, Tamara provides solid experience in delivering process, structure and rigour to the Search Process.

She looks beyond the best candidates on the market, to the best candidates in the market.

A keen traveller and enthusiast for literature.  Tamara has a thirst for discovery and knowledge.

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