Carol-Ann is the Australasian Talent Manager for Pure Play IBM Business partner and end to end Systems Integrator Certus Solutions.

With a background in IT Sales, Sales Management, HR and Recruitment along with IBM knowledge and experience it was an obvious choice for Certus to head up their Talent strategy heading into a period of huge growth. She looks after Employment Brand, Social Media strategy, Recruitment and Talent Pool and is in the process of setting up a new Line of Business within Certus just to focus on Talent.

Initially Carol-Ann fell into recruitment ‘by accident’ but enjoyed the fast paced nature of the industry along with the requirement to keep up with technology and build lasting relationships which are her two skills of passion. Mentored by some of the best known names in the Industry from Lacey Lee and Hudson she quickly became successful but was hungry for more development in Resource Management and HR which she gained in subsequent roles, she is now in her ‘dream role’ works with a dynamic management team and basically has an open Job Description to develop and grow the business and herself.

Outside of work she is best known for training All Black legends Norm Hewitt and Ma’a Nonu to Dancing with the Stars victory and being a Judge on the show for 3 seasons.