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Deanne Barbary

Vice President, RPO Australia

Deanne is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of RPO solutions and projects to a portfolio of Korn Ferry clients across Australia including Westpac. 

Deanne has an extensive RPO career, spanning over 16 years.  She has held several senior leadership roles both within Australia and globally with leading RPO firms.

As a leader, Deanne possesses many years experience leading large teams of over 200 people in Australia, Asia, UK, Europe and The Americas.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Deanne was responsible for overseeing the implementation and ongoing leadership of the Macquarie RPO account (full RPO and MSP solution recruiting all roles up to and including Director level hiring) with another RPO provider. 

She was responsible for the performance of the account within all 4 regions (Australia / New Zealand, Asia, EMEA and The Americas).  Deanne maintained this role for the first 4.5 years of the relationship prior to her maternity leave in 2016.

Deanne’s extensive RPO knowledge and experience includes strategy, solution design, change management and implementation, large scale recruitment project leadership, operational leadership and continuous improvement.

Deanne holds Post Graduate qualifications in Human Resources, specialising in Industrial Relations from RMIT.

Outside of her role at Korn Ferry, Deanne enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and 3 year old daughter Madison.