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Our culture

Who we are

Wavelength International is a Sydney-based medical recruitment company, offering candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for medical professionals and healthcare employers right across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.  

We are now the largest medical recruiter in Australia, with 80 employees placing almost 3,000 doctors a year into locum and permanent roles across the complete range of medical specialties – from anaesthetics, acute care, psychiatry and surgery, to general practice, emergency medicine, radiology, pathology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and management positions such as director of medical services.  

Without our services, many struggling hospitals and remote communities would go without critical clinical staff and everyone at Wavelength feels proud of the impact of our work. 

Our founders

Wavelength International was established in 1998 by Claire Ponsford and Dr John Bethell. Claire was a medical personnel manager in the British NHS and worked in the Workforce Planning Division of NSW Health before starting her career in recruitment.  

John is a qualified medical doctor who graduated from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and relocated to Australia to work in the Queensland and NSW hospital systems before moving into recruitment. Claire and John first worked together at Morgan & Banks (now known as Hudson) before setting up Wavelength International.

Claire and John are inspiring leaders who have created a unique and supportive culture underpinned by our vision and values.


In 2016, we also welcomed Chris Riley as our new chief executive officer. His broad 25-year senior recruitment management experience is helping us align our services more closely to our clients and candidates in an increasingly competitive market. Chris has the diverse experience and strategic vision we need to grow while at the same time preserving our very special workplace culture.

Wavelength teams

  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Corporate Services (this includes: Finance, People & Culture, Office Admin, Marketing & Quality)
  • Regulatory & Migration Services
  • General Practice Recruitment Team
  • Junior & Middle Doctors, Emergency Department & Psychiatry Recruitment Team
  • Specialist Team

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