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Geoff Slade has worked at the forefront of the recruitment industry for over 40 years. He is the Executive Chairman of Slade Group and was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to the recruitment industry.

Current work

Geoff is also Chairman of Yellow Folder Research, and is Chairman of Skillstream Australia. He was former Chairman and member of Young President's Organisation, a Harvard alumnus, and Regional Chairman Elect (Australia-New Zealand) of the World President's Organisation 2014-15. Geoff is a Non Executive Director of Alzheimer's Victoria and has held NED appointments on the Melbourne Football Club Board and the Sydney Swans Football Club Board.

Previous experience

Training: A Chartered Management Consultant, Geoff is a past President of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) and was founding Chairman of the industry's education body. As a tribute to his emphasis on staff training, many of the leading consultants in Australia have worked for and been trained by Geoff at various times in the last three decades. He is also a regular speaker at major industry conferences.

Creator: Originally creating GW Slade and Associates in 1967, Geoff relocated to London to take Slade to the international market.

HR: By 1988 and looking for a change, Geoff sold GW Slade to Blue Arrow, a British multinational pursuing international expansion. Geoff took up a newly created role as the Head of Human Resources with Pacific Dunlop.

Slade: In 1991, Geoff re-launched Slade Group, which quickly moved to the forefront of recruitment in Australia, where it remains today.

Slade Group specialises in a number of industry sectors and specific professions and through its Slade Partners division, has an international presence through its global partnership with TRANSEARCH International.

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