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Meet the Team
Being a boutique recruitment firm, our people are our most important asset. We understand that the best people make for quality results. At Curran Daly & Associates we have a team who collectively boasts of over 100 years of recruitment experience, both internationally and nationally. This level of experience enables us to provide solutions that are relevant and timely, and we are able to consult on the challenges facing our clients in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines.
Managing Director, Australia
Geoff Curran has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and over twenty years experience as a specialist recruitment practitioner. During that time he has worked with organizations to secure talent at the middle and senior levels.
Geoff began his recruitment career in Perth in the early 1980s. After several years with a national management consulting firm, he joined Arthur Andersen & Co. to establish its executive recruitment division.
In 1989, Geoff moved to Sydney and at Morgan and Banks specialized in recruiting for accounting and finance. He then spent two years in London, further developing his skills in this field. He returned to Sydney in 1994 and joined Margot Davis and Company, a recruitment consultancy which specialized in marketing, advertising, and marketing communications. He subsequently became a shareholder and a director in said business.
Geoff established Curran + Associates in 1998. His approach to executive recruitment and search is founded on several basic principles: knowledge gained through specialization, being relevant to both clients and candidates, and delivering outcomes quickly and efficiently. In 2009, he started a business in the Philippines, this time focused on executive appointments to the BPO sector. In 2014, it became what is now known as Curran Daly & Associates.
Managing Director, South East Asia (Manila, Hong Kong, and Vietnam)
With over eighteen years in senior HR roles, Geoff has enjoyed a successful HR career “assisting business leaders with solutions to their people issues.” Working across several industry sectors, Geoff has had a long career in international HR with assignments in Eastern Europe and East Africa, first having worked in China and Hong Kong back in 1996. Geoff’s strength is being able to create rapport with business leaders of all backgrounds and understanding the way to get the best performance from a multi-cultural workforce.
Since 2007, Geoff has been providing HR consulting services into the Philippines, relocating permanently to said Southeast Asian country in early 2009. This in-country experience has given Geoff a unique understanding of Philippine culture as well as issues that impact the sourcing of outstanding people for clients.
Geoff joined Curran Daly & Associates in 2009. Geoff holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Business in HR. Back in Sydney, he was an active surf lifesaver, spending over ten years patrolling Coogee Beach. Geoff is also a passionate rugby and cricket tragic, and in more recent years has fashioned himself into an avid global traveler and keen scuba diver.
Senior Consultant for Human Resources, Process Excellence, Operations
Meg has ten years of recruitment experience within the BPO industry. She stayed with a top BPO company for eight years, leading her teams to the successful closure of heavy-volume hiring requirements. She was instrumental in the growth of existing clients and the successful launch and expansion of new businesses acquired.
In 2014, she joined Curran Daly & Associates, where she shifted to executive hiring. She is currently a Senior Consultant, specializing in the fields of human resources, process excellence, and operations.
Senior Consultant for Customer Experience, Volume Hiring
Leigh has eight years of experience in both HR and Recruitment. Her recruitment career began in Cebu in the BPO industry, where she stayed for five years. In 2013, she moved to Manila and joined Curran Daly & Associates as a consultant focused on executive hiring. Currently, Leigh heads the Customer Experience team of CD&A—with team members both from the Manila and Dumaguete offices—specializing in volume hiring for clients.
Director for Finance and Operations
Kevin has spent more than 20 years working in procurement and project and finance management, predominantly in the international development environment. His career has taken him all over the world, enjoying both short- and long-term working assignments in a variety of countries, from Angola to Uzbekistan, taking in the likes of Bolivia, Egypt, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, and Zambia along the way.
For extensive periods of his career, he was deployed to act as a representative of various donor governments, working closely with officials from recipient governments to oversee the implementation of aid-funded projects, a role that required a good mix of both diplomacy and patience.
He has been in the Philippines since 2008, initially managing Japanese government-funded development projects around the country, before joining Curran Daly as a Senior Management Consultant in 2015.
Kevin manages executive recruitment in the areas of Finance, Operations, and Project Management.
Associate Director of Construction and Infrastructure
Patrick joins CDA with 25+ years’ experience as a Global Executive Search professional. He has worked throughout EMEA on Executive search assignments across multiple industries and has built up particular expertise in the construction and engineering sector most notably from his 7 years based in the Middle East. Patrick has proven success in sourcing and selecting project teams to deliver multibillion-dollar construction projects across Europe and the Middle East. A business graduate of University College Dublin with a B.Comm degree, Patrick is also a graduate from Edinburgh Business School holding an MBA degree. In the earlier phase of Patrick’s career, he successfully established and managed a boutique executive search firm whilst in Ireland and built up a reputation as one of the leading Headhunters in the Irish market.’