Matt LongDirector - Executive Interim and Contracting

FOCUS:

My expertise and focus is on recruiting Executive Interim HR jobs at the senior to executive level, or broadly speaking with a day rate of $1000 per day upwards.

I have a strong track record in carefully listening to clients’ needs and placing high-quality HR professionals into senior executive positions within the London and Sydney markets.

 

EXPERTISE:

Having focused on HR recruitment since 2005, I have found my perfect fit recruiting in the Executive Interim space. I have an in-depth understanding of the Recruitment Process including Resource, Planning and Attraction Strategies. I thrive on working under pressure and sourcing senior professionals who can hit the ground running.

I believe the key to successful placements comes from gaining an in-depth understanding of organisational structure, culture and business needs and matching candidates accordingly. It is only when I can achieve this fit that I will put a candidate forward for a role.

RECENT ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Group Head of Shared Services for a Leading Infrastructure Business
  • Senior HR Business Partner for an ASX listed Insurance Leader
  • Change Manager for a Global Healthcare Organisation
  • HR Director for an ASX listed Technology Company

CAREER:

After completing my degree in the UK my recruitment career really got off the ground when I joined a large FTSE 250 recruitment company where I specialised in the end to end recruitment of HR people within the Financial Services Sector. Based in London this was a demanding environment requiring fast-pace, diligence, high-standards and excellent networking.

My relocation to Australia afforded me the opportunity to continue to leverage my HR recruiting skills and Sydney has turned out to be a receptive place to network, allowing me to build a great database of candidates, passive and active. I take pride in having developed not only a good understanding of the marketplace but also a reputation for being a safe pair of hands for both clients and candidates with quality placements and fast turnaround.

PERSONAL:

A keen sports enthusiast of both the English and Australian kind! I am an avid soccer fan and a passionate Liverpool supporter. I have developed an admiration of Australian sports and can often be found cheering on the Roosters in the footy and the ‘Tahs’ when catching up with a bit of Union.

Aside from keeping fit and getting to the gym when possible I like to learn about new cultures through art, film and reading. I have a great interest in Korean culture having spent two enjoyable years in the country and have a basic understanding of the language. I also am a keen chef and love to try my hand at new dishes – some more successfully than others!