FuturePeople appoints new Chair, Kevin Chandler

01 Sep FuturePeople appoints new Chair, Kevin Chandler

FuturePeople announced today the appointment of a Chairman, Mr Kevin Chandler; key to the future growth of the company.

The appointment coincides with the company’s ongoing evolution into a full engagement consultancy, as they accelerate into the broader services industry and new geographical markets.

Mr Chandler said that joining FuturePeople was a unique and timely opportunity. “There’s lots of room for best of breed companies like FuturePeople to grow by expanding out horizontally,” he said.

Founder of Chandler Macleod Group; a recruitment firm billing $1.5 billion in 2015, and currently CEO of Chandler HR Pty Ltd, Mr Chandler has more than four decades of experience in recruitment, management and organisational change providing deep industry expertise and unique insights to his role of Chairman at FuturePeople.

“It’s an honour to be mentored by Kevin; we share a like-mindedness, passion and energy to disrupt the recruitment sector. I’m excited to see what we can achieve together, at a time when FuturePeople is poised on the brink of accelerated growth and change,” said Linda Simonsen, CEO of FuturePeople.

Mr Chandler was drawn to FuturePeople’s distinct and different approach to recruitment driven by an unparalleled focus on engagement – an approach that has secured a slew of awards for the company and carved out their reputation as innovators and game changers. Most recently, FuturePeople received the Corporate Innovation Award 2016 for Australia’s Most Innovative Recruitment Agency.

Within recent years, FuturePeople have become a leading player in the services industry, evolving from a contact centre recruitment firm to an engagement specialist that connects employee engagement with stronger customer advocacy. The company’s unique Heartonomics™ methodology is underpinned by Emotional Intelligence (EI), that drives higher customer advocacy and business performance.

Mr Chandler’s strong background in organisational psychology is aligned with FuturePeople’s focus on EI as a key driver of engagement. With a lifelong passion for recruitment, he is dedicated to driving industry players beyond traditional markets. ~ENDS