Guidant Global are delighted to announce that we have appointed Doug Edmonds as Director, APAC with a responsibility to drive future growth in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Doug’s appointment comes as we continue to make rapid progress in expanding and transforming our portfolio across international markets, and following PwC’s latest CEO Survey - which found that 71% of Australian business leaders feel that a lack of key skills is a threat to growth - with many facing barriers to building the required workforce because of limited insights into current workforce capability and future requirements.
With extensive experience in resourcing and managed service recruitment in Australia and Asia, Doug is perfectly placed to lead strategic plans to deliver our global expertise in a way which is tailored to the local geographies. In fact, Impellam is no stranger to the region. As well as Guidant Global, Impellam group companies Comensura, Medacs Global Group and Carbon60 all have significant operations within Australasia, with Guidant Global already operating in India and Malaysia.
Commenting on his appointment, Doug Edmonds, Director APAC said: “Here in Australia, and indeed in wider Asia markets, there is a real need for Guidant’s collaborative, creative and agile approach to managed service recruitment. I look forward to reconnecting with the APAC market at a time when employers are seeking solutions around talent management - and in a capacity where I can deliver Guidant’s commitment to finding better ways of working.”
Our CEO Simon Blockley added: “This is a significant appointment for Guidant at a time when we are increasingly extending existing programmes into Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Opportunities in this region are vast, and I have no doubt that Doug’s extensive experience and passion makes him the best person to drive growth strategy across APAC markets.”