Ask an Expert Series: The Changing Talent Landscape

Insights on hiring and getting hired in the new world

Ask an Expert Series: The Changing Talent Landscape

Insights on hiring and getting hired in the new world

Join Chris Aukland - Managing Director of Ambition, Hong Kong, a leading international recruitment consultancy firm - for an update on the talent landscape.  This is an opportunity for both those wanting to hire and those looking for a job to ask questions and gather insights from a leading expert.

For the business owner, take this opportunity to speak to an expert on how you can access the right talent pool for your needs in the current market.

For the job seeker, get an expert's opinion on how you can optimize your job searching experience in the current environment.


Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Thu, May 13, 2021


12:30 PM - 01:15 PM



Webinar - Access link will be sent to registered guests one hour ahead of the event


Member: $0.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Chris Aukland
Regional Managing Director - Asia | Ambition

Chris is the Regional Managing Director (Asia) for Ambition. He has amassed over 15 years’ in the recruitment industry and is hugely passionate about helping organisations to grow their businesses by securing the right talent. Chris has a proven track record of building and leading sustainable and profitable recruitment teams with a commitment to providing the highest levels of service to candidates and clients. He has an extensive network and track of record of placing C-suite level professionals across the finance and technology sectors. 


Born in the United Kingdom and holding a Master’s degree in Engineering and French from the University of Nottingham, Chris has lived in Hong Kong for the past 17 years. Prior to working with Ambition, Chris started his career in the technology field in London with management consultancy firm Accenture. He then worked with a charitable organisation in the education sector before moving into the recruitment field where he spent 10 years with a leading global recruitment firm in a variety of leadership roles before joining Ambition in 2015. 


Outside of work, Chris is passionate about sports, keeping fit (or at least trying to), travelling, and Liverpool Football Club! On weekends, he would like to be spotted wakeboarding at Tai Tam, but it is far more likely he will be spending time chasing around his two hyperactive toddlers.

Mark Sims
Chief Operating Officer | Xccelerate

Taking and building an idea into a solution that adds value and enables commercial outcomes is what gets Mark out of bed every morning. Critically, however, he does not consider himself as just a blue-sky thinker. Mark’s experience in sales execution (Oracle), provides him with the tactical know-how to break down strategy in actionable steps to ensure the delivery of financial results. Mark sese the connections while inspiring this appetite for change in others. From the top down, Mark engage diverse stakeholders groups in innovation including new technologies and ways of working that not only add value to the business but can be commercialised to drive top line results. Marks mission is to help businesses ‘do better’ through innovation and technology. Career highlights to date include driving significant value creation through business and technology innovation as Executive VP, with key projects including the development and deployment of the ‘buy a brick’ real estate tokenisation platform and an employee loyalty platform underpinning engagement of top talent and driving business development. Prior to this, I developed a disruptive Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) and Market product and business model for ETS Group, leveraging entrepreneurial spirit honed in the start-up, growth and sale of Go N Live Limited, the first logistics company providing storage by the box to citizens of Hong Kong.