Richard Barnett

Richard has over 20 years of experience in senior management roles for three of Australia’s largest recruitment and HR services companies, as National Director of Sales for Paxus, National General Manager of Sales for Chandler Macleod and currently as National Client Services Director for Hays. He also serves on the national diversity committee for Hays Australia, the country’s leading recruitment services organisation.

He has been on the AND board since 2008, and has been actively involved in marketing AND’s services to many new organisations.

He has successfully assisted with lobbying at Government level to increase workforce participation by people with disability in the public sector, and has been heavily involved in developing AND’s ‘Disability Confident Recruiter’ program.

Richard also has substantial experience as the Australian representative on the global diversity council of an international IT corporation.

In October 2016 Richard was honoured as the winner of the inaugural ITCRA ‘Social Responsibility Award’ in recognition of his service on the board of AND in the support of the equitable inclusion of people with disability in the Australian workforce.

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