About Classic

Everyone knows that to be successful in business you have to surround yourself with good people. Capitalise on your investment in your staff.

Classic is passionate about supporting SMEs as a strategic HR Partner, not only in the recruitment and selection of ‘best fit’ people but also in supplementing in-house HR competencies.

Let us help you implement tools such as KPIs, business metrics and regular informal or formal discussions between supervisors/managers and staff.

We will work hand‑in-hand with you every step of the way for a truly unique and customised service.

Strategic planning is a partnership between our client’s in-house expertise and an experienced professional such as Classic.


Joy Mingay – Principal

Joy Mingay
As the owner and operator of Classic Recruitment in Toowoomba, Joy brings more than 25 years of experience in recruitment to the business. With a deep understanding of employment from the ground up, she proudly specialises in employment and human resource management for small business.

Joy purchased Classic Recruitment in 2007 and since then has more than trebled its output by maintaining her commitment to clients and her unfailing attention to detail.

Prior to purchasing Classic Recruitment Joy was Business Development Manager for the University of Southern Queensland for more than eight years. In this role she was responsible for the university’s event management, all commercial sponsorship and the management of the USQ Corporate Club.  Joy’s previous work experience includes a fascinating few years in the Australian Consular Office in Papua New Guinea.

Joy is passionate about her community and opportunities for its growth across many sectors. She has always given a great deal of her time, effort and energy to serving on community committees including:

  • President of the Board of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce (2015-2019)
  • Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Committee (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015)
  • Carnival of Flowers Young Ambassador Program Working Committee (2011)
  • Zonta Woman of the Year (2014)
  • Founding committee member of Women on the Move
  • Member of the Cobb & Co Museum Development Board (which built the eight million dollar extension)
  • Founding member of the Toowoomba Says No to Violence committee (a QLD Police initiative to address violence in the community).
  • Director of the Board of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce (2010-2012)
  • Vice-President of the Board of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce (2012-2015)

Joy is immensely proud of her two adult sons who were educated at Toowoomba Grammar School. Both are married to gorgeous girls, are forging successful careers and raising their young families in Brisbane.

Lisa Lee – Human Resources Manager

Lisa is a dynamic and experienced human resources professional with practical staff management experience who is committed to supporting small & medium business owners in leveraging the best possible performance from their people while importantly, ensuring they have the most appropriate HR systems, policies and procedures in place.

Lisa has worked locally in Toowoomba for more than a decade, her past roles have been Group HR Manager, HR Advisor and Company Secretary for well-known Toowoomba business, Russell Mineral Equipment.  Prior to relocating to Toowoomba, Lisa was with the Reserve Bank of Australia in Canberra, her final role being that of Manager, Government Banking.

Lisa enjoys actively participating in a range of HR and business forums, increasing her knowledge base and has developed a strong presence with a reputation for “doing the right thing” in a thorough and caring manner.

Lisa’s expertise encompasses the provision of advice on human resource management issues including HR policies & procedures, mediation & conflict resolution, administration & record keeping, workforce planning, industrial relations, performance development & management, human resource information systems, recruitment and selection and other employee relations matters.

AIMLogo_AHRI15Lisa has professional qualifications in human resources management. She is a Certified Australian Human Resource Institute practitioner (CAHRI), an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM) and an Accredited Mediator with the Australian Mediation Association.  Lisa is committed to maintaining a contemporary view of HR and IR developments through continuing professional development.

Zelina Langford- Labour Hire & Recruitment Consultant

Zelina joined the Classic team in August 2019 and brings warmth and energy to the Classic team. With an experienced background in human resources spanning eight years, Zelina understands the unique challenges businesses face when it comes to their people and culture.

In her role at Classic, Zelina places a high value on helping clients and candidates to find the perfect fit. She works alongside businesses to help them make informed recruitment decisions and deliver tailored and effective staffing solutions.

Zelina has completed a Certificate IV in Human Resources and is passionately committed to developing her knowledge of contemporary recruitment and HR practices.


Grace Murray – Administration Assistant

Grace is a skilled administration professional who works behind-the-scenes to support the timely delivery of services – supporting our clients and candidates. She joined the Classic team at the beginning of 2019, relocating to Toowoomba from Armidale to embark on a new career.

Grace is currently completing a Certificate III in Business, supported by the team at Classic.