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Founder’s Story

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Kelly Doran
Director And Founder

I started life as a royal flying doctor baby in a remote part of North Western Australia. With my parents’ work lending itself to a nomadic lifestyle, we travelled extensively throughout my childhood. As a kid, I loved living in rural and regional Australia. Some of my best memories are sleeping under the stars and watching outback sunsets.

I had a keen interest in nursing from a young age with Florence calling. I left school early to become a carer for my father and I went on to become a registered nurse (Florence was determined to keep things on track!).

When I started in medical recruitment, it felt right, and my career flourished. Over the last 20 years, I have gone from being a solo recruiter, to building my own successful team, and then running other successful medical recruitment teams as Operations Manager and General Manager.

Recruiting healthcare professionals has allowed me to understand the dedication and passion that doctors, nurses and paramedics bring to their work every day. Listening to many inspiring stories from healthcare professionals over the years has sometimes made me laugh and sometimes even cry.

I feel privileged to support a profession that treats people with care and compassion, and I’m excited to continue this journey as a Director at Salt Medical Recruitment.

Veronica O’Riordan
Director And Founder

I come from a small rural town in Carlow, Ireland. My father and grandfather were tailors for almost 80 years. In fact, the name is still over our door which is great for modern-day Amazon deliveries! My mother ran our busy household which was no easy feat and she did an incredible job.

Growing up as part of a large family, I learnt the values of sharing, camaraderie and teamwork from an early age. We had little but we had everything. Paradoxical, but it’s the truth.

I also experienced first-hand, the difficulties faced by rural folk in accessing quality and timely healthcare, which is a large part of what drives my passion for helping these communities.

I came to Australia on a whim many moons ago. When I arrived, I spent six weeks travelling the East Coast and had the time of my life. It was after my parachute jump in Etty Bay that I realised I could be happy and at home here… so, I decided to stay and never looked back!

An Irish saying I love is “Go n-éirí an bóthar leat” meaning “May the road rise to meet you” – you’ll be guided if you trust you’re on the right path. Safe to say, staying in Australia was the best decision I ever made.

Personally, I love my own company, but I’m also very social! There’s nothing I enjoy more than having a great conversation with a friend over a glass of red wine and food.

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