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Angus Knight Group announce Nic Fairbank as new Group CEO

By July 18, 2022May 12th, 2023No Comments

After a comprehensive process over several months, we are delighted to announce the new Angus Knight Group (AKG) CEO is  Nicolas (Nic) Fairbank.   Nic  will be commencing with Angus Knight on the 25th of July.  

Nic  joins AKG from Programmed/PERSOLKELLY, where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Leading one of the largest Staffing and Maintenance businesses in Australia, deploying and skilling more than twenty-five thousand employees across Australia and New Zealand. 

Nic has a history of developing strong business relationships and effective market engagement strategies. He has demonstrated experience in implementing change initiatives, and providing the governance necessary to drive sustainable outcomes, plus leading multiple acquisitions and successful systems, process and cultural integrations.  

Nic is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion, and gender equality, significantly improving indigenous engagement and representation. 

“I am incredibly excited about this opportunity, and see fantastic potential in the Angus Knight Group, not least it’s dedicated and passionate staff” said incoming CEO Nic Fairbank. 

The coming financial year is the start of the next chapter of growth and opportunity for the Angus Knight Group, the 100% Australian-owned employment, training and community business. AKG has 12 new Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) contracts just commenced (4th July) as well as new business opportunities in the UK, Sweden and Canada. 

“Nic’s expertise and extensive experience will be fundamental in leading us through this exciting period of growth. His decision to join the Angus Knight Group, and the commencement of several other senior leaders over the last few months, makes a strong statement of support and belief in the skills and expertise of all of our people and of our ambition for growth, centred on job seekers and trainees.” Said founder and owner, Duncan Angus. “I look forward to Nic making his mark on the business and supporting the leadership team and the board.”


Chairman of the Angus Knight Group Board, Joseph Carrozzi said “Nic has championed the evolution of employment models and approach to skills building in Australia. We feel that he will be a great asset to the business through our next stage of growth”.

AKG Group CEO and Board Chair, Michael Hobday, retired after a long and distinguished career in Commonwealth and State public services and leading several very successful Employment Services organisations, including Angus Knight on 24th June 2022. 

Anthony Parsons will act as Group CEO until Mr Fairbank starts on 25th July 2022. 

Media Contact:
Emma Kirby 0425 282 013

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