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Chris Neale.

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Solutions Director, Sydney

+61 422 980 402

A brief description of your career history?

I started my recruitment career with Kelly Services in England 18 years ago (how time flies!!) eventually working up to Account Manager level, I then broadened my experience moving into the RPO world, onsite at Gartner Research (for Hudson). This gave me a great taste of being onsite working for a client, and I had the great opportunity to move client side in Sydney managing all Commercial Recruitment for Kellogg Australia/New Zealand for 4 years. I then moved over to Contingent workforce management for the past 6 years (NSW Health and icare MSP’s and CMO models with Deloitte/Macquarie/Newscorp to name a few) prior to starting this exciting role with Xpand!

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?: 

Having had the pleasure of working with so many different clients in the past all moving through innovative journeys (a good example being Deloitte Digital), I have managed to capture many ways of working and seen the ways technology can make a difference in driving efficiency and business drivers to lead their industry and assist companies achieving their goals and drivers. Now working with Yahoo, Gumtree and Google to name a few, these brands are at the forefront of technology.

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Living up in the beautiful Northern Beaches it’s easy to get up in the morning! Knowing I have the opportunity to help great brands improve their ways of working and help our teams achieve great things and great client feedback is a real driver for me personally day to day.

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

Control and Visibility around data

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

My broad experience in many different recruitment sectors and solutions helps me bring idea’s and insights to any client situation to help them with the best solution for their current and future business requirements

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

Apart from making it to Director level at last within work, having an amazing 10 years+ in Australia and a solid family foundation is something I’m most proud about

What is the best thing about your role?

Working with market leading brands and fantastic work colleagues full of energy and drive is the most rewarding

Who sits next to you in the office?

Kausty (the silent one) Mahajan

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

A football player

What is your favourite quote?

It’s better to have tried and failed, than to never have tried at all

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Jack Nicholson, Jason Byrne, Winston Churchill and my folks!

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