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Odgers Berndtson appoints experienced HR executive and broadens its recruitment expertise in the financial services sector

Odgers Berndtson is pleased to announce that Joanne Agius has joined the firm as a Principal in the Financial Services Practice. Joanne brings 20 years of experience in the financial services sector and an in-depth knowledge of the talent management cycle including recruitment, onboarding, assessment, development, and succession planning. Her experience in HR leadership includes several large-scale transformation projects and culture change initiatives. 

“The financial services sector is facing unprecedented challenges, including disruptive technology, shifting workforce demographics, and important DEI imperatives,” said Carl Lovas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Odgers Berndtson Canada. “Welcoming Joanne to the team to identify and recruit top talent for our clients is one of the ways we ensure our clients rise to the challenges of a rapidly transforming financial services space.” 

“Over the last twelve months, we have grown the size of our team by fifty percent to meet our clients’ needs. Throughout that process, we have been mindful to welcome experts who possess firsthand knowledge of the industries in which they’ll work,” said Brad Beveridge, President, Odgers Berndtson Canada. “Joanne is an excellent example of a new colleague who has many years of leadership experience in enterprise organizations just like the organizations we support.” 

Joanne will work closely with Hei Wai Kwan, a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Financial Services Practice, assisting clients with their executive leadership needs in all industry areas including across global alternative asset management/private equity, pension plans, insurance, wealth management, banking and capital markets, and fintech organizations. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Joanne to Odgers Berndtson," said Hei Wai Kwan. "As we partner with clients to help them strengthen leadership teams and attract and retain talent in this dynamic and fast-evolving Future of Work environment, Joanne’s deep knowledge of the financial services industry and firsthand experience with the human resources issues in sophisticated global financial services organizations will be invaluable to our clients." 

“I am excited for this new opportunity. People are my passion and I look forward to providing both candidates and clients with the unsurpassed level of service they have come to expect at Odgers Berndtson,” said Joanne Agius, Principal, Odgers Berndtson.  

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