Graham Smith

Manager, Specialist Energy Markets

Graham is an experienced recruiter within the Melbourne market, who currently leads a specialist Energy and Renewables division at Quinn Allan.

Graham relocated from Scotland to Melbourne in 2017, after graduating with Honours in International Business Management. He has since developed a reputation for engaging with exceptional talent and delivering high-quality permanent and contract recruitment solutions across a range of industries. His expertise covers Energy, Renewables, Engineering, Finance, and Commercial markets, which he has gained whilst working for a combination of successful multinational and boutique recruitment companies.

Graham is passionate about sustainability and loves recruiting within the Energy and Renewables sectors, especially positions related to supporting the Energy Transition. After delivering on difficult-to-fill assignments in the areas of Pricing, Analytics, Trading, Risk, and Portfolio Optimisation, his interest was ignited and he saw an opportunity to support Energy organisations on a deeper level, in a highly competitive talent market.

Graham is a huge fan of all things Sport, Travel and Music. In his spare time, you can usually find him on the golf course, watching Melbourne at the MCG, or exploring the Australian outback.



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What business leaders are saying about Graham Smith

Quinn Allan demonstrated a deep understanding of our specific needs and the intricacies of the energy industry. Graham Smith took the time to listen and comprehend the qualifications, skills, and personality traits we were seeking in a candidate. What truly sets Quinn Allan apart is their extensive network of talent and their commitment to finding the perfect match. Their expertise and attention to detail ensured that we were only introduced to candidates who were not only qualified on paper but also aligned with our company culture and values. Throughout the recruitment process, Quinn Allan exhibited exemplary communication and transparency, provided regular updates, promptly answered our inquiries, and facilitated seamless interactions between our company and the candidates. Their professionalism and dedication to our recruitment needs were evident every step of the way. Thanks to Quinn Allan, we successfully hired a Pricing and Wholesale Analyst who has proven to be an invaluable asset to our team.
Sheran Siriwardene
CFO & Company Secretary, OVO Energy
We approached Quinn Allan (and Graham specifically) in 2022 with the objective to source a Market Risk Analyst with proven experience in energy markets. We were initially focused on a profile pattern that proved to be biased and would likely lead to a deadlock in us securing someone in a timely manner. After thorough consultation from Graham, we instructed him to direct our efforts towards individuals with excellent quantitative skills and the ability to adapt quickly to a new industry environment. Through Graham’s knowledge and insightful advice, we were eventually able to recruit an extremely bright candidate who has now become an experienced Risk professional, probably the best in my team. I would not have any hesitation in recommending Quinn Allan to recruit for any role, including niche positions or profiles difficult to match.
Philippe Devreux
Chief Risk Officer, ENGIE Energy Marketing Australia Pty Ltd
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