Our Team

James Ribarovski


James co-founded ERA Personnel’s parent company ER & Associates Pty Limited in 2001. He has over 25 years senior management and executive experience in various roles with areas of responsibility including Information & Computing Technology, Quality Management Systems, OHS&R and Strategic and Operational Planning, and, Human Resources and Recruitment. James holds a Masters in Business Administration; Bachelor of Science (Geography) and a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies.

James oversees ERA Personnel’s recruitment activities and still has direct involvement in many recruitment assignments. He also provides management consulting and project management services, particularly to the water industry, with hands-on expertise in the areas of Quality, OHS&R & Environmental Systems Management & Development, Strategic & Operational Business Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Organisational Design, Business Process Reengineering and Systems Development.

Peter Fagan


Peter has extensive management and consulting experience. He has operated at a senior level within the NSW public sector as well as managing a large commercial professional and technical services business. He has a well established reputation in the Utilities and Environmental market sectors. He also held the position of President of the NSW Professional Officers Association for 8 years.

Peter has specific competencies in the areas of Business Management, Organisational Change Management, Strategic Planning, Community Interaction, Project Management, Management and Commercialization of R & D, Water Quality, Analytical Services, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and IT Strategy Development. He has published in some of these areas and has presented at both local and international conferences in his areas of competence.

During his senior experience Peter has been responsible for company acquisitions and integrations, the implementation of large organisational change programs and the development of business strategies for marketing and business information systems.

Peter has held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sector. Of particular note is that he was General Manager Sustainability and Environment, Asia Pacific for MWH for 5 years  and  General Manager, Environment Science and Technology for Australian Water Technologies for 7 years and held overall responsibility for Research and Development for the Sydney Water during that time.

Peter was recently awarded the Australian Water Association’s National Award as Water Professional of the Year 2015.

Christine Ribarovski

Candidate Manager

Christine joined ERA Personnel in 2006 as a resourcing consultant. She has over 20 years experience in the education sector and has held various teaching and management positions. She has extensive experience with recruitment and personnel management having held roles with the direct responsibility for over 100 staff.

Applying the experience gained through her ‘hands on’ approach, Christine’s main focus is the recruitment process from applicant screening, initial interviews, interview coordination, reference & background checks through to job offers and induction of new staff. Christine is the focal point for our on-hire and contract ERA Personnel employees during assignments, providing regular communication, ongoing support and undertaking performance reviews.

Rosie Grech

Account Manager

Rosie was engaged by ERA Personnel in 2007 as the Business Services Officer, managing the business and marketing functions of the company. Now as account manager, Rosie is focused on building and maintaining long-term, valuable relationships with our candidates and clients. Her aim is to provide a professional and reliable service to our customers and is driven by the highest standards of customer service, care and attention. As part of her role, Rosie also manages the WHS Monitoring Inspections, Staff Performance Reviews, Annual Staff and Customer Satisfaction Surveys, quarterly company Newsletter, Candidate Watch List and all the Sales and Marketing functions of the company.

Prior to joining ERA Personnel, Rosie was a marketing and business analyst with hands-on expertise in working in a variety of commercial operations within the Public Sector. She also worked as a consultant and project administrator within various private business consulting firms.

Monica Walser

Administration Officer

Monica has worked with ERA Personnel since August 2014 and assists with all of the administrative and accounting services of the company. Monica is our first point of contact for our employees and she is eager to assist them with any inquiries or information. She also assists with the effective management between ERA Personnel and its clients and its temporary staff placements.

Mike Kennedy

Resourcing Consultant
Specialist Field: Chemistry / Laboratory

Mike is an experienced laboratory consultant, contract and project manager, with hands-on expertise in analysis, quality management, laboratory accreditation/quality systems, project delivery, and customer relations. He has over 30 years experience in a variety of commercial and government laboratory facilities holding a range of Analyst, Consulting and Management positions.

Anthony Vassallo

Resourcing Consultant
Specialist Field: Microbiology / Laboratory

Anthony is an experienced microbiologist/laboratory analyst with 32 years experience working in a government laboratory facility. Anthony’s experience ranges from the management and training of staff, extensive experience in routine complex biological and microbiological analysis/techniques, project delivery, customer relations, internal/external laboratory auditing and laboratory accreditation/quality systems.

John Werda

Resourcing Consultant
Specialist Field: Engineering

John has a track record of success in senior executive and management roles across a range of business environments in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. This is built on over 40 years experience in the water industry as a civil engineer and manager in project delivery, service provision, operational and senior management roles.