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Harrier Talent Solutions welcomes globally experienced talent leader Zain Wadee to its leadership team

Harrier Talent Solutions expands its Australian-based leadership team with the appointment of globally experienced and respected talent leader Zain Wadee.

(Monday 12 August 2019): Harrier Talent Solutions, Australia’s largest privately-owned total talent business and part of the Harrier Group, today announced the appointment of Zain Wadee to its leadership team.

Joining as Executive General Manager – Operations, Zain has more than twenty years’ leadership experience in the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service programs (MSP) market, where he has led significant accounts for major brands across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Based in Melbourne, Zain is responsible for Harrier’s RPO and MSP business, including a national portfolio of enterprise and project solutions, Perth-based sourcing hub and shared service centre in Manila.  Working in close partnership with Harrier Talent Solutions Founder and CEO Kelly Quirk, Zain will also lead Harrier’s technology and management consulting practices.

Reflecting on the appointment, Kelly said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Zain to the team, and to Australia.  After an extensive search, we felt strongly that to execute our aggressive growth strategy and continue to delight our existing customers required a depth of experience and capability that was not available in the Australian market.”

Harrier Group has invested considerably in growing and developing the leadership teams of its group businesses over the last two years, including senior appointments in finance, sales, marketing and customer performance.  Zain joins Harrier’s senior leadership team from the UK, where he has previously worked for global talent businesses including Manpower, Randstad Sourceright and Hyphen, the Adecco Group’s RPO business; a company that Zain led to achieve growth of over GBP700m before successfully rebranding and relaunching in the EMEA market as Pontoon Solutions.

“Based on recent contract wins, sales pipeline and customer feedback on the quality of our team and service offering, I’m very optimistic about our potential for growth in Australia and Asia Pacific market,” said Kelly. “Zain’s experience leading multi-national teams to deliver large, complex customer solutions and driving growth in a highly competitive market will be instrumental to achieving our ambitions.”

Commenting on his appointment, Zain said: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to join Harrier Talent Solutions at such an exciting time in its evolution. I’ve been hugely impressed with everyone I’ve interacted with during the selection process, and it’s a privilege to be joining such a strong and forward-thinking team that is setting the standard for the provision of talent solutions across Australia and Asia Pacific. I’m looking forward to joining my colleagues in Australia and working with them to deliver value to our customer group”.

About Harrier Talent Solutions

Harrier Talent Solutions, part of the Harrier Group, is a privately owned, award-winning Australian business with extensive experience in designing, implementing and delivering talent solutions for organisations across Asia Pacific.

Harrier blends a deep understanding of the skills, industries and geographies unique to this region with unrivaled talent expertise and a responsive, agile service to transform human capital.

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