Leadership Team

Managing Director – Chris Bates

Chris Bates

Chris is the Managing Director of KBE Human Capital and heads up the Legal Recruitment team. He is a Director of KBI, a Director of Parkerville Children & Youth Care, Chairman of The Piddington Society, and Chairman of and consultant to a number of boutique commercial law firms and SMEs across a range of industries. Chris is also a Committee Member of the Robe River Club and an active member of The 500 Club.

Chris is retained by various Western Australian law firms to assist with business strategy and execution, and is engaged by professional services firms to mentor Partners and Senior Associates in building and maintaining their client networks.

Prior to establishing KBE Human Capital, Chris was a Founding Director of specialist recruitment companies Interpeople and Rigforce. He is a former lawyer and registered migration agent, having completed his studies at the University of Western Australia.

Beyond business in Western Australia, Chris and a team of Australian/Brazilian business associates were involved with the successful acquisition and vend of a Brazilian Iron Ore Project.

In 2011, Chris became one of the youngest people in Western Australia to be recognised in the 40Under40 awards, and was awarded as the top performer across Western Australia for combining business and charitable initiatives.


Non-Executive Director – Travis Kenzle

Travis Kenzle
Travis is a Non-Executive Director of KBE Human Capital, and the Managing Director of KBI.

Travis has almost 20 years of experience in complex insurance and risk mitigation solutions. He spent the first 15 years of his career at HUB International, where he built and led a team that insured over 250 mining companies. Most recently, Travis was the Western Australian Director of the Honan Insurance Group, a global insurance brokerage with offices in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Travis has completed a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from TRU, and is an active member of both The 500 Club and CEO Institute.

Contact Us

Office: 08 6467 7889

Recruitment Enquiries
Chris Bates
Mobile:0411 645 984
Email: chris@kbehumancapital.com.au

Maryann McKenna
Mobile:0423 867 110
Email:maryann@kbehumancapital.com.au

Street Address: 
1322 Hay Street, West Perth, WA 6005

Postal Address:
Box 1086 West Perth, WA 6872