As Area Manager, Karen will oversee the further development and success of Aquent’s west-coast operations, working in partnership with specialist Aquent agents in the marketing, design and digital fields.
A passionate networker with a career spanning over 25 years in industries including media, property development and engineering, Karen is both a well-known and respected figure throughout West Australian business circles.
As an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) and a Professional Member of the Australian Institute of Management, Karen is extremely well connected with local industry. Furthermore, her effective utilisation of various social media and accessibility to talent and clients both on and offline is further reflective of Aquent’s increasing specialisation in the burgeoning digital sector.
Reinforcing her tireless support of Perth’s marketing, design and digital communities, Karen currently sits on the Curtin University School Of Marketing Industry Advisory Board and regularly presents to industry associations and university groups on topics including career planning, networking, personal branding and social media.
Aquent’s Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand - Simon Lusty - said Karen’s promotion as Area Manager for Perth was just acknowledgement of her outstanding commitment to Aquent over many years and her many contributions during that time to the wider Perth community.
“Karen has been a dedicated and integral part of Aquent since joining us in January 2006,” Lusty said.
“Her ability to connect with both clients and talent – and her instinct for recognising a fantastic technical and cultural fit – has seen her rightly become well known throughout Perth as a dedicated and approachable agent.”
“As Area Manager, we have every confidence in Karen’s ability to build on the successes of 2009.”
Karen Thompson, on learning of her promotion, said she was focused on further building Aquent’s presence in Perth and beyond: “My goal is to continue to build upon the success of Aquent Perth, ensuring it is positioned as the number one recruitment organisation for marketing, design and digital in this market,” she said.
Aquent is the only global staffing company dedicated to marketing and design. With 73 offices in 18 countries, they have an unmatched network of professionals that enables them to deliver the right solution for any client need and provide exceptional career opportunities for their talent. Today Aquent has over 11,000 professionals working at over 3,000 companies. Over the course of its history, Aquent has made over half a million matches of professionals to our clients on an individual, team or through an onsite or offsite managed service basis. The company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters are in Sydney.
For more information on Aquent, please contact Carolyn Hyams, Asia Pacific Marketing Strategy Manager on +61 2 8288 8288 or chyams(at)aquent.com