Beilby Downing Teal (BDT) merges the experience and knowledge of 50 years in the recruitment industry. It is born from two longstanding expert executive search and recruitment companies Beilby Recruitment and Downing Teal. 

With over 50 staff in 7 offices, Beilby Downing Teal is one of Australia’s largest providers of executive search, professional recruitment and contracting services with international reach.

We offer a ‘frontline’ team of experienced Company Directors, Senior Consultants and Research staff who possess specialist knowledge across a variety of industries.

Construction & Construction Services





Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics

Mining & Mining Services

Oil & Gas

This knowledge extends across the globe with support from our international alliance partners in South America (Chile, Peru and Brazil), Canada and South Africa and our international executive search partnership with CFR Global Executive Search Network.

These connections allow Beilby Downing Teal to access further resources in the successful completion of global searches.

History of the brands

Downing Teal

In 1966 Michael Downing opened Downing Teal in Perth to supply the first two iron ore projects in the Pilbara.

Assignments were quickly won from the owners and contractors of the projects and Downing Teal’s familiarity with the construction and operations of resources projects commenced. To assist with the resourcing of candidates, offices were opened in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and the company became one of the few national recruitment consultancies.


In 1975 Ron Beilby, an acknowledged human resources and employee relations expert, followed his instinct and insight launching a new concept in recruitment, Beilby. 

Ron had a vision – he wanted to develop a consultative human resources company with a rigorous process for recruitment selection which included psychometric testing. He believed the combination of scientific assessment and professional advice would select the best new recruit for a business and provide the best environment in which to grow their long-term career. 

Beilby established offices Australia wide including Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle.

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