Stephen Ibbotson (Director, Executive Search & Candidate Manager)
Well, I am almost a grown man – though with an old man hairstyle [did I say style???], the proud father of 2 fantastic boys and 1, yes only 1 beautiful young daughter – at this stage 1 daughter is most surely enough.
Occasionally my very homely / family life becomes interrupted with a burst into my Jeckle and Hyde personality – fortunately my GSX750 Suzuki [“Black Betty”] allows me to push the envelope and release the “insane death wish” within me from time to time.
On the professional front, my Educational background is within Food Science & Marketing functions with a bent towards NPD, Manufacturing, Sales and Business development.
Developed and honed my professional skill set working across multiple Business Units within George Weston Foods in the capacity of Product Development, Technical Services and Business Development functions.
From there, moved across to Arnott’s Biscuits as a Product Development Co-coordinator within the New Business Development team working on “Emporio” range of Gourmet Biscuits. To this was the added privilege of working on Tim Tam & Mint Slice brands.
I achieved the lifelong goal of working and living overseas as the Technical Manager Global Bakery with Fonterra. Based in Shanghai working across North and South East Asia.
Returning from Shanghai and looking for the next big challenge, I decided to embark on a career in Recruitment. My target is to listen and develop a strong understanding of potential Clients and Candidates expectations and needs.
I am really looking forward to listening, understanding and assisting people to achieve their professional goals.
Stephen is based at our Head Office at Norwest Business Park in Sydney and can be contacted at: (02) 9421 5900 or email
stephen [at] technicalfocus.com.au