One of Australia’s top technology recruiters, Bridget Gray, the long-time Harvey Nash Australia managing director has moved across to Korn Ferry where she has joined the firm as vice president, IT Services, Asia Pacific.
She is based in the firm’s Sydney office.
Bill Sebra, Global Operating Executive Professional Search and Projects said, “The firm’s commitment to technology and further developing our unique market proposition across Asia Pacific is reflected in this appointment.”
Gray joins Korn Ferry from the UK-based global recruitment and outsourcing organisation which was privatised when its stock was acquired by its largest shareholder DBAY Advisors Limited in August 2018. At the time it was ranked the 33rd biggest recruitment firm in the world. Gray was a stalwart of that business where she launched its Asia Pacific operations and was responsible for recruitment, executive search, and offshore solutions.
Indeed she spent almost 12 years at her most recent company and established a reputation as one of the best-connected executives in the sector. For instance, she sits on the advisory board of Which-50, is a judge of the IDG CIO Top 50 Australia and CIO Top 50 ASEAN Awards, CRN Awards, the Management Committee for FitT (Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications). She is also a regular commentator on emerging technology themes including platform economics, executing digital strategy and building engaged communities.
Throughout her recruitment career, which according to her Linkedin profile commenced in 2001, she has spent time in leadership roles within various talent businesses in Australia, Asia Pacific, the UK, and Europe.
According to Gray, “I am delighted to embark on this exciting journey to further develop the Korn Ferry IT Business Services offering across the Asia Pacific region. The firm’s IT Business Services practice enables us to better support our clients’ ability to skill up and scale in this ever-competitive, event-driven, and ever-evolving technology and digital economy.”
She said Korn Ferry provided a set of tools and services including its enviable global talent networks, assessment and reskilling capabilities, business intelligence, and delivery operating model, which she described as “truly unique and, as a result, we can offer an unparalleled service.”