Our Expert Headhunters
At Curran Daly and Associates, we pride ourselves not just in effective managers, but also in visionary leaders. #CommitDeliverAchieve
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
“Keep fit, love my family, sport and the Italian language.”
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
“Rugby and cricket tragic, scuba diver, and traveller!”
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.
Director, Executive Search
“My clients and my candidates are one and the same, I strive to deliver quality candidates to my clients and a quality service to my candidates.”
Kevin spent more than 20 years working in procurement and project/finance management, predominantly in an 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.
He arrived in the Philippines in 2008, initially managing Japanese government-funded development projects around the country, before joining Curran Daly as a Senior Management Consultant in 2015.
Kevin became a Director of the company in 2017 from which point he managed Senior Management and Executive level assignments across various industries notably in the areas of Operations, Finance, and Project Management.
Kevin has a thorough/process-driven approach to his work, leaving no rock unturned, an approach warmly received by both his clients and his candidates which has in no small part led to him building a strong network of Senior/Executive level business contacts across the region.
General Manager, Recruitment
Passionate advocate of Human Resources with more than a decade of bringing people and opportunities together
Having been exposed with various local and multinational companies (including start-ups firms), Cess established a reputation for always finding every company’s envisioned candidates with a successful track record in recruiting top talents from associates to c-suite executive leadership roles within companies in various sectors, including but not limited to Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Renewable Energy, Industrial Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Semiconductor, Real Estate and Construction, 3PLs and Hospitality. She also advised non-engineering businesses with notable leadership placements in the BPO, IT, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) industries.
As a mentor, Cess is passionate about developing talent. Throughout her career, she has cultivated young leaders and developed them through stretch assignments, mentoring and coaching them throughout their journey. She masterfully combines her business acumen, strong people orientation, emphatic and strategic approach that impacts behavioral change in her mentees.
“Talent matchmaking success through strategic sourcing approach and dependable client and candidate partnership.”
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.
“Helping organizations find their next stars through data-driven insights and human-centered strategies. Let’s connect and redefine talent acquisition together.”
Areas of Expertise
- Sales and Marketing (Management, Operations, Research and Development)
- Legal Practice (Corporate/Commercial Law, Regulatory and Compliance, Contract Management, Taxation)
Leigh is an industry expert with more than 11 years of successful experience in full life cycle experience in recruitment covering in-house and recruitment firm set up for volume, entry, and executive-level positions. She has proven ability to foster relationships for industries like Consumer, Life Science, Technology, Industrial, and Business Process Outsourcing opportunities.
Leigh began her career in recruiting at a top Business Process Outsourcing Company in Cebu, Philippines as Recruitment Officer for 5 years. In 2013, she moved to Manila to join Curran Daly and Associates, initially as a Recruitment Consultant before being promoted to Senior Consultant in a role where she was responsible for middle management and senior-level assignments for roles across Southeast Asia. Leigh rejoined Curran Daly in 2021 after spending some time with a Singapore-based executive search firm dedicated to supporting Asia Pacific requisitions.
Leigh knows that people hire people, not resumes. Companies are not just looking for a set of qualifications that match a job description. She is most fulfilled when helping people to grow professionally. Her vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long-term solutions and success.
My approach to search is to first gain a deep understanding of the needs of my clients and candidates through open and honest dialog.
Areas of Expertise
- Technical, Operations and Executive Management
- Engineering, Construction, Resources and Manufacturing
Graeme Deegan earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales while serving with the Royal Australian Navy.
After leaving the Navy, he spent many years working in technical roles in the oil & gas and mining sectors on every continent before heading back to Sydney to begin a career in executive search and selection.
Over the past 25 years, Graeme has worked with many local and international companies in Australia, Philippines, and other South East Asian countries. Providing search and selection services to engineering, construction, manufacturing, and resources clients, he is placing technical specialists, senior managers through to Managing Directors.
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