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Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams

General Manager

  1. 07 3231 1220
  2. 0402 756 527
  3. virginia.williams@empiregroup.com.au
  4. LinkedIn Profile

My experience in recruitment extends over 25 years. I began working in engineering and construction white collar recruitment in London before moving to Australia. In my career, I built two teams at Hays and Talent2 including technical, IT, HR, accounting, and finance teams.

When I moved to Brisbane in 2009, I grew an amazing team of 12 consultants, wherein I helped develop a technical team across mining, oil, gas, and infrastructure, despite the strains of the GFC.

After one of my children got sick, I started my own recruitment business so I could work from home, which I did for five years. Once he recovered, I confidently re-joined the workforce as an employee. I joined SAGE group in HQ Adelaide, to start their ambitious strategy to grow from scratch Embedded Expertise, essentially a very specialised boutique OT, IT and automation contracting business.

7 staff, 4 years and $7.2 million in revenue later, I have joined empire group as their new General Manager. As General Manager, I focus on strategic growth of the national business by ensuring that everyone has what they need to be successful and satisfied in their role.

I try to embrace my own bizarre combination of commercial business ambition with a deep respect for spirituality, and the practices required to ensure an authentic, present, and meaningful approach to life.  

When I’m not at empire group, you’ll find me spending time with my 4 children, and teaching yoga + mindfullness to children with ADHD and ASD.