Rod Wakefield

Rod is a Shutdown and Recruitment Specialist with over 12 years’ experience in the resources sector. He is a highly experienced and innovative Business Strategist, Sales and Marketing Expert, Business Trainer/Coach and Change Agent who has over 20 years’ experience in the resources and industrial sectors.

His demonstrated track record and qualifications in Business Management, Training and Education, Human Resources/Recruitment, Occupational Health and Safety, Quality and Project Management make him the perfect fit for his role at Allstate Recruitment.

Brad Bennett

Brad managed a leading Safety Supply business for over 10 years before establishing Allstate Recruitment. He worked with a range of clients including Rio Tinto, Leighton Contractors and Bechtel. Here he gained valuable skills and experience in Staff Management, Sales and Marketing, OHS systems and Leadership. Brad is genuinely dedicated to helping people succeed in achieving their goals and is prepared to go that extra mile for both his clients and their prospective employees. With a clear focus on safety, Brad and Allstate Recruitment’s number one priority is to ensure all employees are content in their role and that they get home safely to their families at the end of their shift.


Gary Van Vliet

Gary Van Vliet is Allstate Recruitment’s Indigenous Recruitment Manager (WA). His extensive recruitment background stems back 9 years where he has been employed as an Aboriginal Recruitment Specialist for large recruitment companies being such as TSS Westaff; Skilled Group and Karlka Recruiting Group. Gary has successfully supplied an Aboriginal workforce to large & mid-tier Production Mining & Civil Mining Companies being BHP, Rio Tinto, FMG, Thiess, Brierty’s, Leighton’s, McMahon’s and the like.
He has a vast knowledge of Aboriginal people & there culture has attended & organized Cultural Awareness workshops for some of his mining clients.
Gary has a real passion for helping Aboriginal people find meaningful employment opportunities in the Blue Collar, White Collar & Professional environments