Trena Blair

Trena Blair

For CEO and founder of FD Global Connections, Trena Blair, the flight between Sydney and New York is a path well-traveled. While Sydney is home, Trena is a former New York resident, who now splits her time between the two cities. After two years of living in New York,...
The Value of Global Experience

The Value of Global Experience

A new report was recently released in Australia about the struggle that expats have in both navigating the employment market and in leveraging their knowledge and skill set upon their return. Through my work in career management, and in particular global careers,...
Claire Pales

Claire Pales

“I felt like the world at home in Australia hadn’t changed but, I had,” says Claire Pales, of her return journey from Hong Kong to Melbourne. “No one else was any different to before but I noticed a difference between them and me. It’s interesting that I don’t feel...
Jane Hollman

Jane Hollman

“Professionally I had gained so much experience working on global projects under a lot of pressure during the GFC.  It was invaluable,” says Jane Hollman of her life in New York City, where she lived and worked from 2008-2012. “Personally, I was more independent...
Marianne Matin

Marianne Matin

Marianne Matin’s international life began when she joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1988, which kickstarted a career that has seen her work for more than ten organisations and live in six countries on four continents. Originally joining to use her...