• Julie Savage
    Julie SavageDirector

    Since 2006, Cognesis has supported Defence and Aerospace projects with specialist skilled resources to advance their operations through highly sophisticated technical knowledge and innovative problem solving. This partnering model has proved to be a formidable formula, as satisfied clients repeatedly return to Cognesis looking to engage trusted contractors who strive to set new benchmarks in deliverables and performance.

    Cognesis is managed by founding Director Julie Savage and staff members who have more than a decade of experience in the contracting and consulting industry. Although Cognesis is best known for working within Defence and Aerospace, we also participate in a number of other industries, including Land, Naval/Maritime, Private/Public enterprise and Government initiatives.

    Our driving priority from inception has been to deliver highly responsive and well-priced consulting and contracting services, particularly focused on (but not limited to) the fields of:

    • Engineering (aerospace, systems and software development, avionics, electrical and electronic, systems safety and mechanical and structural)
    • Project management & co-ordination
    • Testing & verification
    • Contract management
    • Configuration management
    • Technical writing support


    To contact Julie please use the link below.

  • Simone Penrose
    Simone PenroseAdministration/Office Manager

    Simone joined the Cognesis Team in 2012 as Administration/Office Manager. Her role encompasses the management of the recruitment and administration team, social media strategy, advertising, operational and financial support functions, internal recruitment as well as providing executive support to our Director in ensuring operational excellence, and maintaining a high performance culture.

    Simone thrives on the challenge of organising and maintaining all of our internal office operations. Her experience in office administration and operational support, client and contractor service, coupled with her enthusiasm for ‘getting the job done’ will ensure that she provides valued support and exceptional service.

    To contact Simone please use the link below.

  • Amanda Cunington
    Amanda CuningtonFinance and Contracts Manager

    Amanda joined Cognesis in June 2012 in more of a ‘behind the scenes’ role as our financial manager.  Amanda looks after the day to day functions of the financial administration of Cognesis Contractors.  She liaises with our clients in relation to purchase order initialisation and renewal, invoicing and on time payments and with our contractors ensuring their payments, Superannuation Guarantee, PAYG Withholding, Payroll Tax and GST requirements are met.  Amanda also takes care of processing and issuing of contracts in relation to our clients and also the contracts in relation to our contractors.

    To contact Amanda, please use the link below.

  • Lee Dapatnapo
    Lee DapatnapoContractor Manager

    Lee joined Cognesis in 2014 as an Administration Assistant and is currently our Contractor Manager, providing assistance in our day-to-day operations. She handles first-level communications, data management, and assists in ensuring contractors are matched with client needs as closely as possible. Along with her attention to detail, Lee has a passion for fostering strong and lasting professional relationships with both contractors and clients alike.


    To contact Lee please use the link below.

  • Olivia Nardo
    Olivia NardoRecruitment Specialist

    Olivia joined Cognesis in 2016 as a Recuitment Specialist providing assistance in sourcing exceptional, well suited contractors to fill our client’s needs. She handles the day-to-day recruitment operations including reaching out to potential candidates, pre-screening, preliminary communication and processing background checks. Olivia effectively case manages individuals from start to finish of the recruitment process with exceptional customer service under tight deadlines. Olivia is also involved in carrying out administrative support to the team as well as database management and CV profiles.

    To contact Olivia, please use the link below.

  • Aivee Rodriguez
    Aivee RodriguezRecruitment Specialist

    Aivee joined Cognesis in 2016 as a Recruitment Specialist with expertise in sourcing exceptional candidates across a broad range of industries. Aivee administers daily recruitment operations from phone screening, emails and general relationship-building. Aivee is well versed in performing administrative tasks such as database management as well as CV profiling.

    Aivee effectively leads strategies to improve recruitment and retention, foster on-going relationships with fellow in-house recruiters and clients alike, as well as creating new recruitment pipelines. Aivee is a highly detail-oriented recruiter with a proven ability to meet and exceed goals by contributing to the success of the business by ensuring the role and its responsibilities, objectives and targets are met within the stated time frame and relevant quality standards.

    To contact Aivee, please use the link below.

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