Bob is the acknowledged Thought Leader in the Career Transition Management industry. Bob was previously International President for DBM Inc, the world’s largest Outplacement and Career Management company, and was responsible for strategic development of the business, for service levels and for outcomes throughout DBM’s operations in 49 countries outside of North America. Prior to this Bob was the President, Asia Pacific Region, where he was responsible for the profitable growth and expansion of the Region, contributing significantly to DBM’s worldwide revenue and profit growth. Bob previously established a specialist management consulting and training organisation, focusing on corporate reviews and turnarounds, developing strategies to motivate employees and improve company performance.
Prior to establishing his businesses, Bob was Deputy Managing Director of Societe Generale Australia Limited, responsible for all its business activities, as well as achieving a significant turnaround in its performance. Previously, he held senior management positions with Bank of America, Citibank and National Australia Bank working in the United Kingdom, USA, France and Australia. As well as his hands-on Chairman role with HunterBligh, he is also Non-Executive Chairman or Director with diversified public listed companies on the Australian Stock Exchange in Facilities Management, Retail, and Property Development and Construction.
His globally acclaimed book “Rewired, Rehired, or Retired?” – focuses on enhancing the quality of peoples’ lives and ensuring they fulfil their desired career potential. Bob’s second book titled “Doing Nothing is Not an Option! – Facing the Imminent Labor Crisis” was released in January 2005. It develops the concept of creating a winning workplace by tapping the talents of the ageing workforce and creating flexible work practices to maximise organisational performance. In late 2006, his third book, “Rewire or Rust!” was released and has been a valuable resource in career and life management circles.
Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics, is a Certified Practising Accountant and is a Member of AHRI. For more information, visit www.robertcritchley.com.