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Global specialist recruiters, Hydrogen, focus on global mobility as senior employees relocate for new international roles

Emma Halls, Director of Australia, has returned to theUK to head up Hydrogen’s power and mining specialism. With Emma’s leadership, Hydrogen’s Australian operation has grown 126% year on year since opening in 2008, achieving a turnover of AUS$12.3m in 2010, and operating across; business transformation, transformational technology, finance, legal, oil and gas practices.

After 12 years with Hydrogen, Regional Managing Director, Ivan Jackson moved toSydney early in 2011, as part of Hydrogen’s planned investment forAustralia. Since his arrival, he’s been working closely with Emma Halls to ensure a smooth transition for candidates and clients.

Apportioning expertise across the business, Steve McBride will be transferring toAustraliato manage the oil and gas practice. Steve has been a manager of Hydrogen’s oil and gas business in EMEA since 2008 and has relocated to bring a wealth of experience to support theAustraliamarket.

 Tim Smeaton, Hydrogen Group’s CEO, said, “This is an exciting time for us to continue building on our success in the Australian region, and with Steve’s move, our global oil and gas practice. These changes also further demonstrate our commitment to global mobility internally by relocating Emma, Ivan and Steve, as well as promoting it externally with our annual Global Professionals on the Move report.”

Hydrogen’s Global Professionals on the Move Report

Hydrogen has long been committed to global mobility, moving over 40 employees within the last 18 months. With the support of consultancy project team, ESCP Europe, they annually conduct research into candidate’s global aspirations and experiences. They are currently working on the second award winning Global Professionals on the Move Report set to be released in 2012.

About Hydrogen

Hydrogen is an award winning, London Stock Exchange listed, recruitment consultancy with a focus on mid to senior level opportunities. They operate globally with over 350 employees and offices acrossAustralia, Asia Pacific and EMEA, with a research function spanning 40 countries ensuring relevant market intelligence and increased sourcing capabilities in talent scarce environments.

As a business, Hydrogen believes in building relationships with exceptional candidates that clients can’t find themselves; is structured around global practices combining international reach with local expertise and specialist knowledge; and delivers on their promises of always being professional, straightforward and positive.

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