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Cameron Kenna

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Read more about Cameron

Cameron Kenna

ckenna@ampersand.com.au

As Founder and CEO, Cameron has managed and guided the Ampersand International journey from inception in 2008.

The business was borne out of clear need for a specialist firm that provided a high level of customer service, specialist market expertise and consulting capabilities, challenging the traditional, large volume-based, generalist recruitment firm model.

Cameron and his team pride themselves on their consultative approach, working in partnership with clients to identify and solve business challenges through strategic executive search and selection; sourcing the right skills, culture and leadership for business success.

With more than two decades of experience in executive search and talent acquisition, Cameron is a trusted advisor to his clients, including some of the country’s most senior business leaders, having appointed contract, permanent and interim leadership executives into Asia Pacific’s leading private, listed and government sector organisations.

Cameron leads the Ampersand International team with a clear focus on outstanding customer experience and an understanding of the  power of leadership teams in driving a ‘customer first’ culture, ultimately leading to business growth.

He is well regarded for his commercial acumen and ability to operationalise businesses for customer growth, delivering winning results in contestable markets for clients, for candidates and for his team.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

 

Hayley James

Founder & Executive Director Read more about Hayley

Hayley James

hjames@ampersand.com.au

As Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hayley has managed and guided the Ampersand International journey from inception in 2008.

Hayley holds 20+ years experience in entrepreneurship, executive search, human performance & leadership. Entrepreneurial by nature, Hayley has founded two successful start-ups, together with a foundational career in senior management with global blue-chips.

Hayley is known for identifying talent, driving competitive advantage for people and business alike. An internationally accredited Performance Coach & qualified in the Neuroscience of Leadership, Hayley knows how to help leaders influence & leverage their careers whilst building out-performing teams.

With an infectious energy and desire for helping people step into their full & greatest potential, Hayley is a driver of human performance, leadership, career management, executive coaching, growing brands, people & cultures.

Hayley is someone to know with deep corporate networks & an impeccable reputation as one of the industry’s most influential and progressive leaders in her field.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

Tim James

Director & Practice Lead : Corporate Affairs & Communications Read more about Tim

Tim James

tjames@ampersand.com.au

Tim leads Ampersand International’s corporate affairs and communications practice in Melbourne. With over a decade of experience with the Ampersand International team, Tim prides himself on a loyal yet diverse client portfolio, complemented by some of the very best practitioners in the market.

He brings first-hand knowledge and functional expertise of corporate affairs and communications to all his clients, having spent more than 10 years at BMW Group Australia where he spearheaded their national PR and corporate communications function.

Tim is known for his sound strategic counsel at senior executive and C-suite level and his genuine and authentic approach; keeping it simple.

As a passionate communications professional, Tim established the Ampersand International Corporate Affairs Advisory Board, working with leading corporate affairs practitioners to help shape and continually innovate this business-critical function.

Tim holds a Degree in Business Marketing and is a long-standing partner and member of the International Association of Business Communicators Victoria (IABC).

When he’s not in the office, Tim is kept busy as a devoted father, playing sport with his three children and enjoying good food and wine with his family and friends.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

Will Dunn

Managing Director Read more about Will

Will Dunn

wdunn@ampersand.com.au

Will is the Managing Director leading Ampersand International’s consulting team in Sydney and the Professional Services practice across APAC. He specialises in the recruitment of marketing, business development and communications professionals operating within the legal, accounting, consulting, engineering, property and construction sectors. He has supported leading global and international firms to develop and execute their talent strategies, including Deloitte, KPMG, Arup, Clayton Utz and Norton Rose Fulbright.

With a passion for client experience, Will brings professionalism, transparency and integrity to all aspects of his role – whether engaging with talent, advising clients or leading the team in Sydney.

Prior to joining the Ampersand International team and embarking on his recruitment career, Will was based in London and working in the world of banking, where he managed the financial requirements of a diverse portfolio of clients including a number of Premier League football clubs.

Will’s interest in Premier League Football travelled with him to Australian shores, and he remains an avid supporter of Fulham Football Club.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

Holly Ash

Director : Corporate Affairs and Communications Read more about Holly

Holly Ash

holly.ash@ampersand.com.au

Holly is a seasoned and engaging talent adviser, partnering with leading Australian brands to source both the best and brightest emerging talent and experienced executives across corporate affairs and communications.

Leading Ampersand International’s Corporate Affairs and Communication practice in the Sydney market, Holly has developed long-term partnerships with some of the country’s top businesses, including NAB, ANZ, Macquarie Group and Telstra.

Holly also drives the growth of Ampersand International’s contracting business where she thrives on building the business’ alumni of contracting professionals, supporting them to continually grow and develop throughout their careers.

With a background in Human Resources, Holly understands the full spectrum of talent management having worked in-house at leading Australian retailer Woolworths acting as a trusted adviser to the business. She is well-regarded for her passion, integrity and consultative approach when working in close partnership with senior hiring managers to develop talent attraction and sourcing strategies.

On a personal note, Holly can be found pursuing her passion for animal welfare, supporting and working with rescue animals through her long-term volunteering work with the RSPCA and Monika’s Doggie Rescue, where she adopted and rehabilitated her rescue dog Franklin.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

Vivian Liu

Finance Manager Read more about Vivian

Vivian Liu

Vivian manages all of Ampersand International’s accounting and finance needs. Since joining our team in 2015, Viv has been setting financial strategy, managing budgets and forecasts, and looking after all financial reporting. She’s also responsible for payroll – another reason that we love her!

Viv holds a Master’s Degree of Professional Accounting and is a CPA. In contrast to her focus on finance, she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Interpreting and Translation.

When she’s not geeking out over numbers, you’ll likely find Viv immersed in her latest complex Lego build or deep in the Marvel universe.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

Ampersand Executive : Sydney

Nathan Byng

Principal Consultant: Technology & Government Read more about Nathan

Nathan Byng

nbyng@ampersand.com.au

Nathan is passionate about IT, having spent seven years working in the sector both in the UK and Australia before making the move to his other passion, recruitment.

His consultative approach has seen him recruit project services and technical professionals in the Information Technology and business spaces for Government and commercial clients.

Nathan brings this extensive knowledge of the sector to Ampersand International to connect ERP and CRM professionals with the right opportunities across some of Australia’s leading commercial companies and NSW Government agencies.

As a Microsoft Certified professional he is an expert in a variety of software systems including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Pronto Software and NetSuite.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

Will Mackay

Principal Consultant Read more about Will

Will Mackay

wmackay@ampersand.com.au

Will is genuinely interested and engaged by people. He shows curiosity and consciously listens, using that insight to help connect people to career pathways aligned to both their personal and professional aspirations. A natural problem solver, Will thinks outside of the box and has the ability to identify opportunities for people to grow, diversify and leverage their skills and experiences in new and evolved ways.

Focusing specifically in Marketing and Digital portfolios, Will maintains the most up to date and forward thinking trends of the sector, maintaining continued interest and passion in progressive markets and brands.

In his spare time, you will find Will hiking, diving or on the tennis court. Although on a school night, it will always be a cup of tea and a book!

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

 

Natasha Radford

Principal Consultant : Project Services & Change Transformation Read more about Natasha

Natasha Radford

nradford@ampersand.com.au

Natasha has over 7 years recruitment experience, both from the UK and Australia and leads Ampersand International’s Project Services, Business Change & Transformation practice. With a proven track record delivering talent on a number of high profile projects, Natasha prides herself on ensuring she provides the highest level of service to both her clients and candidates. She builds long term partnerships and enjoys identifying the holistic needs of an organisation as well as securing the best talent for them.

When not at work, Natasha can be found on the coastal walk between Bondi & Coogee, as she is currently in training for the Sydney Marathon!

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.     

Ampersand Support Team

Yvonne Kenna

Team Coordinator Read more about Yvonne

Yvonne Kenna

ykenna@ampersand.com.au

Yvonne supports our team across both Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, ensuring all job opportunities are shared online, providing support with resumes and managing contracts. She’s Ampersand International’s right hand woman, generally making everyone’s jobs easier and ensuring everyone is in the right place at the right time.

Yvonne holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Commerce from the University in Switzerland. She is passionate about languages, culture and travel, which is reflected in her career having worked internationally for a variety of companies from Swiss, German, French and Australian backgrounds.

About Ampersand International

Ampersand International is a leading executive recruitment and advisory business that specialises in sourcing and securing executive talent and leadership across corporate affairs, digital, marketing, communications, transformation and technology. Since 2008, we’ve been delivering trusted counsel and recruitment expertise to high performing businesses and candidates across the Asia Pacific region.

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