BoomerangingExpat to Repat
Hosted by Margot Andersen
Australia’s regions are booming! And with more than 70 000 jobs currently available in our regional cities and towns, mostly for highly skilled professionals, Liz Ritchie, CEO of Regional Australia Institute makes a compelling case for the benefits of life outside the ‘big smoke’.
LJ Ferrara founded her Facebook page Aussie Expats Coming Home to solve her own problem. She was returning to Australia after 20 years and as one of her friend’s remarked, “But you don’t know how to do it.”
Over the years Deborah De Cerff, founder and chief of The Employee Mobility Institute has seen many changes as to how organisations view and treat expat assignments, but no period has offered up more changes than right now. So much so that Deb believes the word ‘expat’ could soon be no more.
Louise Broekman, founder and CEO of the Advisory Board Centre, shares why senior Aussie expats with international experience can be in hot demand for advisory board roles -particularly those organisations in high growth mode with global aspirations.
Has the new era of flexible and hybrid working opened up new opportunities for C-suite expats looking to return home? Co-founder and Chief People Office of Leaders on Demand Julia Van Graas certainly thinks so.
As the lead financial planner of Apt Wealth’s expat practice, John Versace shares insights into the conversations he is having with expats right now around career, lifestyle and financial goals and the trends he is seeing when it comes it comes to work back in Australia.
As CEO of Advance.org, Johanna Pitman is in a unique position working with both Australian industry and government and Australia’s overseas expat community. Having led the organisation through the pandemic and the now much talked about ‘skills shortage’ she shares her insights and advice for expats on how best to navigate today’s local job market.
When Jan Lynch came home from Hong Kong after working in the biggest e-commerce market in the world, China, she knew she had to make a big decision. Deciding to retrain as an interior designer, Jan launched her business – Hue and Space – and hasn’t looked back.
Wage Reis has quite literally turned a small market in to her next big opportunity. When she returned to Australia, Wage went from feeling like an imposter in her own country to creating career options that she admits, she wouldn’t have been able to do in London.