John Aitken Joins the OnTalent Board



After nearly 12 years in the Talent Advisory market, the OnTalent shareholders and team are pleased to announce the appointment of John Aitken as Chair from 1 July 2021, replacing Co-Founder, Varina Nissen who remains on the board.

John joins the OnTalent Board with many years’ experience working on, and leading innovative economic development strategies.  It is this depth and breadth of experience that OnTalent are excited to welcome to the business to support their strategic growth within the changing environment of the Talent marketplace.

“OnTalent has continued to grow and develop from its foundations in Executive and Specialist recruitment to include Career Transition, Leadership Development and Consulting. Working with clients nationally, we are a truly integrated talent advisory business headquartered in Brisbane. With our evolution, the opportunity has arrived to work with an Independent Chair that can provide an informed view regarding innovation and new strategic sectors for the breadth of OnTalent’s services”. Natasha Olsson-Seeto, Chief Executive, OnTalent

John Aitken advised, “I’m honoured by this appointment and excited about contributing to the strategic leadership of OnTalent to provide value to our clients and partners. There’s never been a more crucial time to be in the Talent business as Queensland and Australia lead the way towards a ‘beyond COVID’ recovery cycle, and for Brisbane and South-East Queensland in particular, the realisation of a significant period of transformation and opportunity pipeline!” 

“The shareholders of OnTalent are delighted with the Board’s selection of John as the next Chair. We are confident that John will work well with the Board, and the Chief Executive, as well as the senior management team, as we move OnTalent to new levels of performance”. Varina Nissen

For further information contact Natasha Olsson-Seeto, Chief Executive, OnTalent on 0403 262 333 or Fiona Cochran, Head of Client Services, OnTalent on 0402 161 409.

Date: 1st July, 2021 

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