+61 8 6244 3222 hello@talenting.com.au

As a leader in his field, Jonathon is also formally recognised as a:

  • Fellow (and) Certified Practitioner, Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Graduate and Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Accredited Psychometric Test Assessor (Psychology & Organisational Development)
  • Accredited Practitioner, Lumina Spark psychometric assessment

  • Registered Industrial Agent (WA Industrial Relations Commission)
  • Member of the Industrial Relations Society of WA


Jonathon Woolfrey, Managing Partner


office. +61 8 6244 3222

mobile. +61 477 314 016

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email. jonathon.woolfrey@talenting.com.au

talenting. was founded by Jonathon Woolfrey and he leads the West Australia Office as State Director (West). 

Throughout his career, Jonathon has held executive and leadership roles across many sectors and industries, including Commonwealth and State Governments, large and medium not-for-profit organisations, and corporate organisations, making a strong professional contribution to the services these organisations deliver. From leading teams delivering strategy and service to workforces of over 12,000 staff, to delivering on projects for small and medium enterprises, Jonathon has a proven track record in delivering end-to-end solutions.

Jonathon is also currently serving as a Commissioner and Deputy Chair for Catholic Education WA Limited, a Non-Executive Director overseeing a $1.6b system of 162 schools with 12,000 staff across Western Australia.

Jonathon is State Director (Non-Executive Director)WA State President and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute, the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.

Jonathon is also on the Edith Cown University’s Centre for Work + Wellbeing Strategic Research Centre advisory board 

In addition to his executive and leadership roles, Jonathon has lectured at the Curtin University’s Graduate School of Business and at Edith Cowan University’s School of Business and Law, in subjects including Strategic Human Resources and Employment Relations. 

Jonathon was on the Board of Hope Community Services Ltd for 6 years, including 4 years as Chair. Jonathon was also on the Board of Holy Rosary School Doubleview for 6 years, including 4.5 years as Chair.  

In addition to his work at talenting. Jonathon is currently also Academic Coordinator for the Australian Human Resource Institute’s Practicing Certification Program.

Jonathon has complemented his executive experience by completing a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Curtin University, Western Australia. Jonathon was also selected (through scholarship) to undertake an Executive Master of Public Administration, jointly through the Australia New Zealand School of Government and the University of WA’s Faculty of Law.

With his strong networks, Jonathon works with some talented partners to help deliver holistic strategy and solutions to his clients


Jayne Taylor, Senior Consultant


office. +61 8 6219 7101

mobile. +61 0402 524 293

email. jayne.taylor@talenting.com.au


Jayne is a collaborative and relationship oriented Senior Consultant with 12 years of experience working in professional advisory, consulting and management roles across a range of industries including Catholic education, private companies and government organisations.

Specialising in employment relations and work health and safety, Jayne is skilled at partnering with organisational leaders to provide strategic advice across a broad range of areas including management and leadership solutions, enterprise bargaining, organisational restructure and change, dispute and conflict resolution, performance management, workplace investigations and work health and safety.

Jayne is experienced at operating at a high level across complex and challenging situations, with proven ability apply her knowledge and experience towards new, ambiguous and complex issues. Jayne is recognised as skilled advisor with an ability to provide practical solutions and ensure her clients are well supported to confidently manage even the most complex of situations.

 Jayne has been identified as a high potential leader through the Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) Talent ID program, bringing strengths in communication, interpersonal relationship skills, problem solving and leading change.

 Jayne is passionate about using her skills to the benefit of others within the community and is currently Chair of the Aranmore Catholic Primary School Advisory Council.

 Jayne is a member of IRSWA and holds a current legal practicing certificate.  


Jayne holds the following certifications:

  • Legal Practicing Certificate
  • Member, IR Society of WA

Tara is:

  • Master of Applied Organisational Psychology
  • Accredited Practitioner, Saville Assessments, psychometric assessments
  • Accredited Coach
  • Licensed DISC Consultant

Tara Roopra, Consultant

BA. Psych., MA. Applied Organisational Psychology, ACC.

office. +61 8 6219 7102

mobile. +61 0452 660 461

email. tara.roopra@talenting.com.au

Tara brings her background & postgraduate experience in Organisational Psychology, providing a strong understanding of what motivates and drives people. Tara’s strengths-based approach is underpinned by positive psychology, which focuses on growing what is working well.

In addition, she brings with her managerial experience in a fast-paced corporate sales environment. This experience adds to her insight in assisting clients with the bigger picture strategic planning and capability reviews. Her authentic, friendly and passionate professionalism stands out when dealing with her clients.

Tara has a contemporary background in psychology and is up to date with emerging evidence-based practices. In addition to her work at talenting, she is involved in research in implicit bias, leadership and organisational intervention. Through her work experience, she has become skilled at encouraging successful, inclusive and diverse business cultures.

Tara has experience working on government and private personnel selection, assisting with end-to-end recruitment processes, such as developing position descriptions & selection criteria, advertising, interview questions & assessment methods, shortlisting, psychometric testing & reporting, structured interviews, referee and pre-employment checks, selection reports and on-boarding. She understands the importance of reducing selection bias and the value of tailoring recruitment to the needs of the position and organisation.

She is an accredited coach and accredited in multiple psychometric assessment tools, with a fundamental understanding in their administration, debriefing as well as the benefits to organisations in the recruitment process, on-boarding and individual & team development. With her coaching background, she is skilled at encouraging growth and high performance for individual, team and organisational success.

Tara is passionate about empowering organisations, teams and individuals to practically apply evidence-based solutions that enable workforces to thrive.


Katie Franklyn, Senior Consultant


office. +61 8 6219 7105

mobile. +61 0421 973 124

email. katie.franklyn@talenting.com.au


Katie brings a diverse range of experience to the Talenting team, with over ten years of experience in human resources and employment relations working across various industries, including government, education, mining and energy.

Having started her career as a HR generalist at Rio Tinto, Katie is skilled in all aspects of the HR life cycle, including talent attraction and retention, policy development, organisational change, and performance management. Having subsequently specialised in employment relations, Katie is highly experienced in workplace investigations, enterprise bargaining, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

Katie is passionate about change and innovation and is experienced working with small businesses and start-ups. She knows contemporary trends and work practices and looks for opportunities to apply these in organisational settings. She is comfortable working in various fast-paced environments and keen to drive change and achieve results.

Katie is keenly interested in people and the psychology behind how and why they are motivated to work in the way they do. To this end, she is passionate about corporate wellness and ensuring people are placed in the right roles, where the person’s values are aligned with those of the organisation.

Katie has been identified as a high-potential employee at Rio Tinto and a high potential leader through the Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) Talent ID program. Her key strengths involve relating to people, building relationships, anticipating future problems or trends, and adapting to change.

Katie has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Australia in Law and Commerce and is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


Katie holds the following certifications:

  • Legal Practicing Certificate
  • Member, Australian HR Institute
  • Member, IR Society of WA

Sophie is also formally recognised as:

  • Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Sophie Robinson, Consultant

B.Comm (HRM & Marketing)

office. +61 8 6219 7103

mobile. +61 466 983 222

email. sophie.robinson@talenting.com.au

Sophie is a highly accomplished HR professional with over 14 years of extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Her career spans diverse industries and global markets, where she has demonstrated exceptional skills in change management, global employment, policy design, and industrial relations, among others. Sophie’s proficiency in navigating challenging environments and her strong interpersonal skills have enabled her to build robust relationships across all levels of organisations.

Sophie’s career highlights include her roles at RAC Insurance and Monadelphous Engineering, where she managed significant HR portfolios and led various strategic initiatives. Her experience extends to international settings, including in her role at Euromoney Institutional Investor in London, where she drove a major contractor and agency compliance management strategy. Sophie’s tenure at the University of London, further showcases her ability to manage complex HR projects and improve organisational practices.

A dedicated lifelong learner, Sophie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and has pursued further qualifications in UK employment law, training and assessment, and rehabilitation and return to work coordination. Her educational background and professional journey reflect her commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in the HR field.


Sonya McGrath, Senior Consultant

office. +61 8 6244 3222

email. sonya.mcgrath@talenting.com.au

Sonya is a leader in Business Transformation through effective change management in business operations to processes, people, and systems (technology) across the WA state government sector. Sonya’s highly collaborative approach to change management and her exceptional stakeholder engagement skills has ensured projects have been delivered on time and within budget.

Throughout Sonya’s career she has held leadership, executive and senior management roles. Sonya has been working as a Senior Business Consultant since 1997. With 30+ years’ extensive experience across various small, medium and large WA government agencies (ranging from 30 to 2000+ staff), Sonya has gained specialist skills in management transformation, cultural transformation, information systems transformation, and transformation of business processes.

Sonya led the successful 2016 transformation and transition of the Road Safety Commission’s corporate support systems, services and processes, through the establishment of an effective project governance structure and accountability arrangement. Sonya has provided business analyst advice, direction, and end to end project management on the transition of Financial Information Management Systems and Payroll Systems, for various WA government agencies.
Sonya has extensive experience and specialist expertise in the development of online policy and procedure documents for a range of corporate management disciplines (including corporate management, finance, procurement, human resources, and ICT etc).

Sonya has recently developed a business transformation strategy and implementation plan for developing and implementing a Workforce and Diversity Plan and has restructured, simplified, and harmonised Human Resource policies for merged WA government agencies, as part of the MOG reform environment.


Ninka James, Senior Consultant

B.Sc (Health Promotion), Cert IV (Frontline Management)
office. +61 8 6244 3222

email. ninka.james@talenting.com.au

Ninka brings her background in not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, government (local and state) and health to talenting. with particular capability in NFP strategy, governance and program review.

Ninka combines her experience with a Health Promotion degree and a Certificate 4 in Frontline Management. She has successfully secured funding for local government and not for profit organisations through a variety of funders as well as administered grants and sponsorship programs. As a team leader she has developed and implemented comprehensive operational plans for projects valued over $5.5m. She has a high level of consultation and negotiation skills and has demonstrated an ability to develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders and community based organisations across challenging and complex projects. 

Ninka has a deep commitment to the work of community-based organisations, and has a track record of ensuring the sustainability of organisations with which she works. 


Jack Twiname, Human Resources Officer

B. Com (HR/IR)

office. +61 8 6244 3222

email. jack.twiname@talenting.com.au

Jack joins the team at talenting as a graduate after completing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Human Resource Management at Curtin University. He has an extensive background in front-line management within the hospitality sector, where he was involved in several successful projects within a highly recognised and popular national brand. 

Jack has a particular interest in building great relationships with clients. He articulates that the aspect of hospitality he enjoyed the most was meeting people from diverse backgrounds.

 Jack has significant experience in people management in small to medium organisations, with highly developed skills in developing customer service skills and people management.