"I was an accountant at the time and wanted a role where I more directly impacted the results of a business and could see my hard work and success more directly driving my career progression and where international work experience was a real possibility. I also wanted a role that would enable me to manage and develop people and grow businesses. PageGroup ticked all these boxes."
Tell us about your PageGroup career so far
I started as a Consultant in our Finance business in Melbourne servicing the clerical accounting market in the north western suburbs ( favourite clients being sheep skin tanneries and nut and bolt manufacturers ). Working with some great leaders and a fantastic team I became our highest biller nationally in my second full year with the business whilst taking on team management responsibilities for the overall Melbourne finance business and then went onto run Victoria and then NSW and then various disciplines nationally. In 2007 I accepted the challenge to go an build a business in the Middle East based out of Dubai and some 8 years later I am delighted to have been part of a team that took the ME business from a single office and 6 people in Dubai to a Middle East and Africa team with well over 100 consultants across Dubai, Doha, Johannesburg, Casablanca and Paris that was in profitability terms one of the top performing businesses in the Group. In 2016 the opportunity to return home and run our Australia and New Zealand businesses was offered to me and I jumped at the chance and am now actively engaged in taking this business to new heights with the support of a great team.
How do you spend your time at work?
I travel a lot currently as I get to know my new region so you could find me in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Auckland on any given day and you would likely find me meeting with clients, training and developing the team or working with my ANZ board members and group services heads to develop and implement our business strategies that will support the growth of the business in the years ahead.
What advice do you have to others who want to join PageGroup?
If you want a job and a company where the link between hard work and the results this hard work leads to, including career progression, is linear and you are surrounded by like minded people that know how to have a lot of fun whilst achieving great business success then look no further.