Meet Our Team

Tully Young - Managing Director
B.A (Economics, Politics)

Tully has over 16 years of experience working in recruitment, work-force management and the on-hire industry. To date Tully has spent his entire career working with Australian businesses that have long term trade skills shortages and or productivity issues based around skills.

 

Having graduated from La Trobe University BA (Eco, Politics) in 1995, Tully then joined SYC Corp Industrial Relations consultancy specialising in the Australian resources sector. Tully went on to join Best Practice Services Pty Ltd (a licensee of Labour Force Australia Pty Ltd) for 2 years in an Operations role (whilst working for a number of industry mentors at the time). In 1997, Tully became a key shareholder and the National Sales Manager for the industrial labour hire business; Edge People Power Pty Ltd. 

 

In 2001 Tully founded the specialist workforce solutions business - Blue Tongue. With a team of professionals that share Tully’s passion for being experts in their field and delivering innovative solutions in areas where long term technical skills shortage exist for employers, Tully as the Managing Director has achieved business growth of Blue Tongue from a start-up operation to achieving $20 million in sales in 2012. Over the last 16 years Tully has built up a reputation as an expert in pioneering, designing and executing unique skilled labour management projects with many leading heavy industrial, and resources organisations around the country.

Kathy Karasavidis - Commercial Manager
B.Ec.(Accounting), CPA

Joining the Blue Tongue Team in 2009, Kathy has managed the financial and commercial aspects of the organisation by scoping, formulating and implementing systems to increase efficiencies in the company’s recruitment and business processes.

 

Kathy spearheaded the procurement of Blue Tongue’s unique and finely integrated mix of Database, Payroll, Finance and Commercial systems to ensure the mechanics of the business’ commercial and operational structures are optimal. Kathy’s objective for these processes is to ensure solid support the company’s distinguished position as a leading player in the maintenance solutions field.

 

Kathy is CPA qualified and holds a Bachelor of Economics with over twenty years’ experience across industries such as Information Technology, and consulting to the Architecture and Petroleum industries.

Taryn Campbell - Assistant Commercial Manager
B.(Com). (Marketing, Financial Accounting)

Joining the Blue Tongue team at the beginning of 2012, Taryn is a dedicated Communications and Marketing professional who coordinates and manages all aspects of communications and marketing within the organisation while also providing project support. Taryn has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia majoring in Marketing and Financial Accounting and has over 4 years’ experience working in Marketing, Communications, PR and Finance. Taryn is passionate about Blue Tongue and the programs that are delivering innovative  solutions in areas where long term technical skills shortages exist for employers.

Paul Whittle - Client Relationship Manager

Paul has an extensive background spanning over 11 years across a wide range of Recruitment Services.  His career has been focused on providing workforce solutions to clients and industry groups through local and international recruitment and local, Indigenous and international training programs.  Paul has 18 years proven management experience across a variety of industry sectors and is passionate about integrating change and actively developing people, standards, policies and procedures.  His business acumen is both hands on and professional based on maintaining an unwavering commitment to corporate ethics and strategic goals.


Paul’s main objective is to educate industry on Blue Tongue’s extensive range of innovative workforce solutions and partner with clients to provide them with a long term, stable and engaged skilled workforce.  



Janet Angelkoska - Payroll Manager

Joining the Blue Tongue team at the beginning of 2013, Janet has over 20 years of payroll experience. Janet has a demonstrated ability to successfully deliver a wide range of high level payroll functions. Janet is very diligent and meticulous and plays a very important role coordinating the end to end payroll function in the business.

 

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