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Charlie Hales

Managing Director, Australia

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My role at Waterstons is...

Looking after the growing, super smarty pants team in Australia! My job is ace as I get to support people growing and coming up with amazing ideas to support our growing client base in APAC and around the world. No one day is the same as I'm either meeting new partners, clients or hearing another new piece of thought leadership from the team to share.

My proudest Waterstons moment is...

There are so many as I've been here a while now, not as long as some though! I think it would have to be moving to Sydney to set up our first international office. It's been a hard road but I thrive on a challenge and we've made it! Being able to grow another Waterstons using all I've learnt about the company over the years and bring the great culture to a new business has been amazing!

My life away from work is...

Being with family or looking for our next adventure. I have two beautiful kids that are my life. I'm trying to get them to enjoy my adrenaline junkie nature but they're a bit young at the moment, although my little boy is fearless! Maybe he'll join me on my next skydive..? Or the next time I fly a helicopter? He does enjoy space and the stars like me at least.

I’ll be with you when...

You need some organisational, strategy or cultural advice. Or when you need an amazing team to figure out challenging business problems, unfortunately, the guys don't let me do any of the great work installing/configuring any of the technology or cyber security anymore, I used to do that. I can help find the right person and team for you to get the right solution and support.

My sector strengths are...

  • Technology and Cyber Security
  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Local Government
  • Manufacturing