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Aaron Dodd

Talent Practice Director

Aaron Dodd graduated as a Technologist from Massey University in New Zealand in 1986.

His early career was spent with Goodman Fielder in a variety of operational, production management and Quality Assurance roles in New Plymouth and Auckland.

Keen to seek greater challenges and further opportunities, Aaron moved into sales and marketing; first in London with Pitney Bowes, and then in Australia with Oppenheimer and Cuno Filter Systems (now part of the 3M group). He progressed rapidly at Cuno, moving into Senior Australian Sales Management with additional marketing responsibilities into South East Asian markets.

In 1999, Aaron joined Swedish consulting company, Mercuri Urval, where he established their Melbourne office. During this time, he completed his MBA at Deakin University. In 2002, Aaron joined forces with business partner, Don Holley, and formed Odin Consulting. The company later rebranded to the Mindset Group in 2008.

Aaron has extensive professional networks across Australia and New Zealand and has managed and delivered numerous talent acquisition projects in both countries as well as in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, South Africa and Europe. He has worked across a variety of industrial sectors that include automotive, construction, chemical processing, engineering, bio-pharmaceutical, sporting goods, fresh fruit and produce, processed food, IT, finance and the not-for-profit sector.

As Mindset’s Talent Practice Leader, Aaron has been instrumental in developing Mindset’s expertise in new business sectors. Aaron is rigorous in his approach to selecting talent and this approach has seen Mindset successfully differentiate itself in a crowded market.

As a recognised thought leader in the Australian HR and recruitment industries, Aaron is active in the digital landscape, blogging thought-provoking posts that generate much commentary, sharing and engagement in the community. Aaron is also a sought after speaker and presents at numerous industry events and forums such as the CEO Institute and the AICD. Find out more about Aaron’s speaking topics and how to book here.

A busy father of three, Aaron is active in Judo and coaches and mentors weekly. He also enjoys scuba diving and riding Italian motorcycles...fast.

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