Harrier Group Appoints New Acting Group CEO

May 20, 2020 – The Board of Harrier Group today announce the appointment of Zain Wadee as acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Wadee joined Harrier Talent Solutions in August 2019 as Executive General Manager, leading strategy and operations for a broad portfolio of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions and talent consulting engagements across Australia.

Prior to joining Harrier, Mr. Wadee spent more than 20 years’ working in the global talent solutions market, including 10 years with the Adecco Group, where he led the Hyphen RPO brand to achieve growth of over GBP700m before successfully rebranding and relaunching in the EMEA market as Pontoon Solutions.

Harrier Group Chairman David Sourbutts said: “Zain is an accomplished leader who exemplifies our values and shares our strong vision for the business. During these unprecedented times, Zain has brought stability and assurance to our people and we have been impressed by his passion and dedication to our customers. The Board looks forward to working with Zain as he continues to lead our talent solutions business and execute our broader Group strategy.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Wadee said: “When I joined Harrier it was to work with a team that I believe is setting the standard for the provision of talent solutions across Australia and Asia Pacific. I feel incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity to lead that same team and work with them to cement Harrier’s reputation as Australia’s leading total talent business.”

Mr. Wadee takes over as CEO from Kelly Quirk on 20 May 2020. The Board thanks Ms. Quirk for her significant contribution to the business during her tenure.

About Harrier Talent Solutions

Harrier Talent Solutions part of the Harrier Group, is an award-winning total talent business. Australia’s largest privately held talent business, Harrier is an experienced talent partner that blends a deep understanding of the skills, industries, and geographies unique to this region with unmatched global knowledge and expertise.

Harrier supports customers across Australia and the Asia Pacific region with outsourced talent solutions, recruitment projects, and talent and technology consulting. Taking pride in the quality of its people and services, Harrier work in close partnership with its clients to deliver innovative, agile solutions that transform human capital.

  • SEEK Sara Award Winner 2019: RPO of the Year
  • Recruitment International Award Winner 2018: Best RPO Provider
  • HRD Magazine Silver Medal Winner: Best Talent Management Company
  • AFR: Fastest Growing Companies in Australia

Media Contact

Kate Beattie, Group Head of Marketing
+ 61 0447 033 203 | kate.beattie@harrierhc.com


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