About us

Who We Are

Our story

The Aquarium Group consists of The Aquarium Professional Services, The Aquarium Talent Solutions, Consortio and Total Resource Solutions. We are an established, highly successful talent provider to the private and public sector, government divisions and growing businesses.

With over 2,000 individuals deployed across a wide range of clients, we have unrivalled access to talent throughout Australia and through multiple off-shore channels. Our engagement services provide improved visibility over contractor logistics, promote efficiency and process improvement and reduce employment-associated risk. Combining over 60 years of experience in the Talent and Professional Services industry, The Aquarium is a well-established group providing exceptional service with a personable approach. Our services are agile—designed to be scalable and customisable—ensuring that we can easily adapt to changing circumstances and deliver first-class results.

Innovation is a key component of our approach, as we continue to push the boundaries to find new and creative solutions to the challenges faced by our clients. We are not afraid to approach solutions from an alternate angle: we are constantly looking for new ways to help our clients achieve their goals faster, and more efficiently.

Our businesses

Total Resource Solutions is a leading independent recruitment agency who are proudly Australian owned and have been operating since 2005. TRS believes recruitment should be a collaborative process, where the agency, client and candidate work together to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties.

TRS supplies to numerous private sector organisations, as well as State & Federal government. These include: Transport for NSW, Department of Customer Service, NSW Health, Sydney Water, Department of Communities and Justice and Department of Education.

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Formed in 2008, Consortio has become a respected provider to the Australian corporate market, delivering centralised management of payroll and workforce engagement services, in a completely vendor-neutral environment.

We have a strong background providing service models to companies within the IT Consulting, software and finance industries, as well as along-standing relationship with NSW Government Departments.

Our services provide improved visibility over contractor logistics, promote efficiency and process improvement and reduce employment-associated risk.

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The Aquarium Professional Services offers a holistic approach to meet your business needs and drives success through our diverse portfolio of services. Established in 2023 as part of The Aquarium Group, our new division leverages its reliable foundations while expanding its service offerings to deliver future-focused, technology driven solutions.

AQPS are dedicated to delivering exceptional services that drive value for your organisation. Partner with us to experience expertise, innovation, and dedication as we help you thrive in today's competitive landscape and achieve your business goals. Utilise our Low-code Lab, PMO and Testing-as-a-Service offerings, let us assist with our Team Builder service, or bring emerging talent into your team through our Associate Program.

AQPS are dedicated to delivering exceptional professional services that drive value for your organisation.

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The Aquarium Talent Solutions (formerly known as Consortio Sourcing) offers a comprehensive range of staffing and recruitment solutions tailored to meet your specific business needs. Whether you require contingent workforce placements or contract-to-permanent transitions, our deep industry expertise allows us to connect you with top-tier talent across various IT & T domains.

We leverage our first-of-its-kind talent app—The Aquarium Portal—to guarantee unrivalled access to readily-available talent of the highest calibre.

Partner with AQT to access our extensive network of top-tier talent, benefit from our relocation expertise, and leverage our seamless transition program to support your IT & T staffing needs.

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Total Resource Solutions
The Aquarium Professional Services
The Aquarium Talent (AQT)

Our mission & vision

Our mission is to leverage existing and new talent across Australia to provide highly valued services to our customers. From contractors to collaborators, partners and MSPs, we want to present innovative and bespoke solutions to meet the IT Professional Services and Talent needs of our clients. We will prove that local business can achieve scale and results, and make a lasting impact on the surrounding community through our Reconciliation Commitment and actions.

Our vision is to be renowned as a Top 20 provider of Talent and Professional Services in Australia, recognised as providing solutions and services to Enterprise and Government clients. Our partnerships with like-minded organisations will provide more opportunities for First Nations People, and we will continue to expand our services and technology to provide innovative solutions for our clients and workforce.

"We are not afraid to approach solutions from an alternate angle: constantly looking for new ways to help our clients achieve their goals faster, and more efficiently."

Our values

Everything we do is done with honesty, consideration, and dedication. While we continue to grown and scale, we will always retain our small business feel: every client, contractor and partner is treated with equal professionalism and attentiveness.

Problems need solutions, and we solve them by developing new technology, streamlining processes and embracing partnerships. When you’re in The Aquarium, big thinking becomes ‘can-do’-ing. We foster a culture of innovation that encourages curiosity and creativity.

Our industry is fast-paced, so we have to be faster. The ability to react, pivot, and reset is embedded into our way of working. We embrace change and continuously strive to improve our strategies to remain competitive in a dynamic business environment.

We get it done, and we do it well. We optimise our resources and processes to deliver high-quality products and services to our customers in a timely and cost-effective manner. Productivity and diligence are the keys to our success as a business.


Meet our leadership team

Graeme Gates
Paul Ansell
Greg McCann
Exec Chairman
Paul Jewell
Director of Professional Services - AQPS
Deidre Potter
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Agar
General Manager - Total Resource Solutions
Kerrie Dudley
Group HR & Compliance Director
Katie Thorpe
Senior Marketing Consultant
Lina Inmala
General Manager - Consortio

Join The Aquarium

Are you passionate about innovation, collaboration and making a positive impact? Join our dynamic team and be a part of something extraordinary. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who share a common goal: connecting people and technology to provide outstanding outcomes.

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