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Guidant Global appoints APAC director

Guidant Global, part of Impellam Group, has appointed Doug Edmonds as its director for APAC with a responsibility to drive future growth in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The move comes as the company continues to expand its portfolio across international markets.

The announcement follows 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, Edmonds is well placed to lead the company’s strategic plans to deliver its global expertise in a way which is tailored to the local geographies.  

Edmonds 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 Global’s commitment to finding better ways of working.”

Simon Blockley, CEO of Guidant Global, added, “This is a significant appointment for Guidant Global 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.”

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