Government Building


Our Practice

The Australian Public Sector is the largest employer in the country with over two million full-time employees across the Local, State and Federal Government sectors. Each level of government plays a critical role in delivering our vital community services.

The day to day lives and experiences of Australians are shaped by the places in which we live, work and play. Local governments are responsible for planning, building and managing many of these places. State governments have major responsibilities across community services, hospitals, emergency services and industrial relations. At a national level, the Federal Government has responsibility for most social services, while also being involved in health and industrial relations. The work of government agencies is often supported in collaboration with both private and for-purpose organisations. 

Across the often-complex web of government providers and agencies, change is constant. How to efficiently meet the increasing demand on services, while ensuring sound financial performance and long-term viability has become a critical challenge to address. The role of emerging technologies and how to better streamline service provisions to build a better Australia are key focuses underpinning success across government agencies.  

At Orchard we partner with organisations to support the attraction, appointment and retention of high-performing leaders who can assist with these challenges. 

Our areas of functional expertise include; Accounting and Finance; Human Resources; IT; Marketing and Sales; Property and Infrastructure; Risk Management and Frontline Services.

Our Services

  • Executive Search: CEO and leadership appointments, including CFO, Head of Operations, Head of Human Resources, Head of IT, Head of Corporate Services and Head of Risk. 
  • Managerial Appointments: Clinical, corporate and operational managerial roles.
  • Project Placements: Volume-based recruitment solutions across one or multiple job families.

Our People

Briaan Llorente, Associate Director, Government 

Briaan joined The Orchard Talent Group to lead the Government Practice. He has a particular focus on supporting local, state and federal agencies responsible for the delivery of critical human services. 

Briaan has a passion for partnering with organisations delivering critical human services and complements this with a well-rounded background, incorporating over 10 years of experience in agency and in-house talent acquisition and management roles. Throughout his career, Briaan has built a reputation for partnering with clients and stakeholders to understand their needs, identify solutions and tailor processes to achieve desirable outcomes.

Prior to joining Orchard in 2019, Briaan was Managing Associate for Korn Ferry, responsible for the professional appointments and candidate engagement across the Government, NGO and Education practice.

Briaan is in the process of completing a Master of Business Administration with the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM/UNSW).