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Talent International announces senior appointments in Asia and the UK as global expansion continues

Talent International announces senior appointments in Asia and the UK as global expansion continues

Leading Australian-based IT recruitment group Talent International today announced two senior international appointments to assist in the ongoing growth of its global operations.

In the UK, one of that country’s most successful recruitment industry entrepreneurs, Jonathan Butterfield, has accepted Talent International’s invitation to join its Advisory Board, while in Asia, highly regarded recruitment executive Jacqui Whyatt joins the company as Head of Business Development for the region.

“Our recent international growth has placed us at a key point in the company’s future development and these two senior appointments reflect our ambitions globally,” Talent International Founder and Managing Director, Richard Earl, said.

“Jonathan and Jacqui are both highly talented and respected recruitment industry executives in their respective regions and we’re delighted that Talent International will be able to benefit from their extensive knowledge and experience to help us meet our global expansion objectives,” Mr Earl said.

Mr Butterfield has more than 22 years’ experience in IT and IT staffing services, which has equipped him with a broad knowledge of all facets of technology recruitment. In particular he has brokered and engineered numerous highly innovative mergers and acquisitions.

In 1996, he co-founded IT staffing company, Best International Group PLC, which was acquired by Spring Group PLC in 2003.

He then co-founded LSX-listed IT recruitment company ReThink in 2005 where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director until January 2013, with responsibility for overall Group performance.

Ms Whyatt has more than 16 years’ experience in international recruitment, having worked in the UK, European, Australasian and Asian markets.

She has held various roles in the industry including Director of Operations with Rubicor Group, Director of Integration for TMP Worldwide (now Hudson), and was the co-founder of Inspire Search & Selection in Singapore before it was acquired by Chandler Macleod Group in 2011.

Her career has taken her to Singapore, London, Amsterdam and Sydney, where she has been responsible for the development and management of recruitment services within various regions. 

The new appointments were announced at Talent International’s company conference held late last week in Sydney, where Mr Earl unveiled to employees the group’s ambitious five year strategy, which includes plans for ongoing international expansion across Asia and Europe and the key objective of achieving outright market leadership in IT recruitment in Australia and New Zealand by 2018.


About Talent International

Talent International is one of the world’s most innovative IT&T recruitment companies, assisting IT&T professionals succeed in permanent or contract placements. In the latest financial year, company revenues approached $300 million. Founded in 1995, Talent International has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Auckland, Wellington, Hong Kong, Singapore and London. As well as working with state and federal governments in Australia, the company is a preferred supplier to clients across the technology, financial services, mining and resources, energy and utilities sectors. Industries in New Zealand include the NZ Government, FMCG, travel, entertainment, technology, manufacturing, retail and distribution.

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