Director – Asia Pacific
Matt Bulley, the Director of Barrington James fast growing operation in the APAC region, adds something of a new and often stimulating perspective to the senior team.
Recruitment is not yet in Matt’s DNA. Matt is a business all-rounder, and brings substantial general managerial experience and commercial savvy to the Barrington James team, having held senior positions in the retail and industrial sectors both at home and abroad. For the 3 years prior to joining Barrington James Matt was running a major commercial enterprise in the Middle East.
Matt is now charged with managing one of Barrington James’ key strategic initiatives; rolling out the company’s immensely successful business model across South East Asia, starting with its chosen hub in Singapore. Business here is already expanding rapidly in this current hot spot for recruitment into the life science industries, and Matt is already setting up further regional offices in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Although the recruitment business was new to Matt before he joined Barrington James, his enthusiasm, extrovert nature and powerful positive attitude made him something of a natural for the industry. These personal qualities, and Matt’s experience and deep understanding of working effectively in non-European cultures has enabled him to quickly get to grips with his role and make tremendous inroads into his strategic task.
As Matt says about this major switch in his career path ‘When the job was outlined to me, I could not help but be hugely impressed with both the global vision and the leadership that the company demonstrated. They convinced me utterly. I joined up, and I have not looked back since’.