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Executive Search and Recruitment


MURRA Partners is an Executive Search and Recruitment Firm recruiting all senior positions for organisations in Australia. 

Founded and operated by Gavin Wanganeen.

Our focus is on creating equal opportunity before equal outcomes.

"We're a First Nations owned Executive Search Firm that is entrusted to recruit all senior positions across Australian organisations. Of course, our ability to recruit First Nations people does more than a footnote on a job advertisement...but being entrusted to also recruit also non-identified roles across Australia is where we're making a huge impact in changing the narrative in how organisaitons view and engage with First Nations people."


MURRA works relentlessly to be the change in actively boosting representation of First Nations People in corporate roles across Australia.

"There is a huge gap between non-Aboriginal people and Aboriginal people with regards to health, income disparity, living standards, resources, technology, justice, racial equality and human rights. There isn’t enough representation in Leadership roles or corporate roles (the vehicle to get there). There are more overseas recruitment firms leading these processes than Aboriginal ones."

MURRA Partners is a Supply Nation registered, Indigenous Consulting business that provides general recruitment solutions to the clients we partner with.

The unique power of our business is our expertise in recruitment combined with our unique position and approach to diversity & inclusion. Our aim is to help enable positive change by providing trusted professional services and recruitment advice to government, corporate and community clients, and to provide organisations with broader choice with regards to candidates. We also encourage candidates to share their personal circumstances and be their true selves, allowing us to suggest reasonable amendments to the process on a case-by-case basis.


MURRA Partners are passionate about Indigenous people having representation in business; being given opportunities to fulfil their aspirations and having role models to aspire to. Being Aboriginal-owned, clients that choose to work with MURRA Partners send a real message that they entrust an Aboriginal business with their recruitment for general roles. Our expertise, brand and networks mean that, when we provide a shortlist, it is far more likely to have candidates from under-represented groups as part of it, but these candidates will be presented on their own merit.

  • We respect diversity and different points of view

  • We respect Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples' culture

  • We create a safe process for people to be their authentic selves

  • We strive for excellence in recruitment consulting and operate with integrity

  • We aim to create meaningful outcomes for all parties we partner with



Our vision is to build better companies by making them culturally safe while providing clear employment pathways for First Nations People.

Our big scary goal is to be the first Aboriginal Search firm to recruit a CEO for an ASX100.


We want to increase representation of First Nations people in Corporate Australia. We want this to happen on  merit. We recruit roles for all Australian companies and all Australians. 


MURRA works to Close The Gap in corporate Australia, building life-long relationships with cohorts of candidates. We create role models and partner with organisations to create culturally safe workplaces with culturally aware leaders. We want to help organisations - those truly serious about Reconciliation close the gap in corporate Australia.


We partner with industry leading recruiters and cultural awareness advisors do deliver the best possible service. - Closing the Gap on merit.


MURRA does more than a footnote on a job ad saying “we welcome applications for First Nations people”.

"MURRA" is a Kokatha word that translates as "hand". MURRA's aim is to partner (hand-in-hand)

with companies to achieve our goals, together.

Acknowledgement of Country

MURRA Partners acknowledges and recognises the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the

Country that our headquarters are based.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present. 



Managing Director and Founder



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Hi I'm Andy, I'm thrilled to be part of MURRA and play my part in Closing the Gap in Corporate Australia. It's exciting to work for an Aboriginal-owned Executive Search and Recruitment firm that gives businesses more choice in how they attract and recruit their people.


I joined having spent 5 years as an Executive Recruiter and Business manager with a listed recruitment firm. I'm passionate about Diversity and Inclusion...and helping build better companies.


On a personal note, my partner of 8 years was a recipient of the Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal Scholarship at UniSA. We have a son, and I hope that he will identify with his ancestry. So I'm excited to get started with my recruitment experience and desire to help Close the Gap in corporate Australia.

Please reach out to me at

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