Lee Hecht Harrison announces the appointment of its new Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, James Mcilvena

James served as Head of Talent Acquisition – Wealth Management & Professional Services at Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he set strategy, led initiatives for hiring talent and drove continuous team improvement. Before Commonwealth Bank of Australia, he worked as Head of Accounts at PeopleScout where he was responsible for strategic direction, sales and overall account performance.

Commenting on James Mcilvena’s appointment, Georg Hirschi, CEO of APAC for Lee Hecht Harrison says, “We are very pleased to have James on board. He brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the Human Resources industry that is key for our business as we continue our ambitious plans to grow. James will further strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding value to our customers, participate actively in the development of the APAC zone strategy and support the implementation of global initiatives.”

James Mcilvena says, “LHH has a strong reputation in helping organisations transform their workforce. I am delighted to be joining LHH Australia and New Zealand at a time where we have a clear global growth strategy backed by exciting investments.”

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Georg Hirschi


Lee Hecht Harrison

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Lee Hecht Harrison helps companies simplify the complexity associated with transforming their leadership and workforce so they can accelerate results, with less risk. We do this by helping their employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers, and transition into new jobs. As the world’s leading integrated Talent Development and Transition company, we have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry-leading technology required to simplify the complexity associated with executing critical talent and workforce initiatives, reducing brand and operational risk. Teams in more than 60 countries around the world leverage our proven programs and global experience to deliver tailored solutions to clients, that align talent with the needs of their business. Visit us www.lhh.com.au