NES Global Talent strengthens PNG operation
As country manager, William will help the team meet increased demand for engineering and technical talent from the oil and gas, construction, infrastructure and mining sectors across the region.
William, who has a wealth of oil and gas experience, said: “NES Global Talent has an outstanding reputation with a strong leadership team and major clients. I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the growth of the business in PNG, expand our reach, enhance existing client relationships and build new ones.
“Oil and gas, infrastructure and, to a lesser extent, mining are the main sectors of opportunity. From a recruitment point of view, candidates with developed skills in technical trades, procurement and management are in high demand.
“Last year, the country’s first major gas project PNG LNG moved into its operations and maintenance phase, meaning that infrastructure is the latest major growth sector, with PNG, Australian and Chinese companies competing for lucrative contracts on major infrastructure upgrades.
“All regions are different and it is essential to develop expert local knowledge. Being based here in PNG with local office employees, allows us to understand the issues our clients, candidates and contractors face. The ability to meet clients and candidates face-to-face is essential. From a client viewpoint it is important we fully understand their business, allowing us to work in partnership with them, adding value through sourcing and supplying the most relevant candidates projects.”
Gareth Broadrick, Australasian divisional director at NES Global Talent, said, “William’s appointment to the PNG office is a demonstration of our commitment to expanding in the region.
“William will help us tap into new areas of opportunity in PNG and beyond. His experience and expertise will further strengthen the team and establish a solid base for future growth.
“Alongside this, our Brisbane office has continued to perform strongly over the last 12 months, requiring us to relocate to larger, more modern premises. This will provide a strong springboard for future growth.”