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The TEMI Advantage

We’re often asked “what career options do I have in the ‘Talent Mobility or Global Workforce Management’ Industry?”

Through TEMI Advance we’ll seek to guide you on your individual journey.

Kick start your career and push you towards your goal, be it a transition into industry, an overseas assignment, or an entrepreneurial adventure of a technical specialism.


Attend our bespoke training and learning programs which have been designed and built by seasoned industry professionals who have agreed to share their ‘know how’ with you,

Scroll down and reach out to some of  the TEMI Community and let them support you on your career journey.

Your first step is to get involved.

Ask some of the TEMI community about their careers …

Ulrike Fisher
Senior Manager, Global Mobility & Policy

Ulrike Fisher’s experience spans over 20 years in General HR and Global Mobility Management in Europe and Australia with leading organisations in the services, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.

Ulrike holds Degrees in English & Politics as well as an MBA in Human Resource Management. Since moving to Australia in 1995, her professional focus has been on international assignment management and immigration law.

Ulrike has led Mobility functions for 3 leading Australian companies. More recently her responsibilities have expanded to also include Diversity management and Job Evaluation programs.

Ulrike has been a member of TEMI since inception and serves on the Steering Committee.

Contact Ulrike to talk about her career.

Nick Martin

Nick Martin
Regional Sales Manager, Topia

Nick is first and foremost a father of 3 (very small children), who keep him highly entertained and very busy! He does work too – Nick made a conscious career change in February 2018 when he decided to leave the world of Talent Acquisition behind after 10 years, and transfer those skills into Mobility Technology. Nick has always been passionate about finding and retaining the right talent for organisations, so when the link between Talent and Mobility became apparent, coupled with leading-edge technology, it was a natural fit.

Energetic, passionate and driven to deliver world class Mobility solutions for the APAC region, Nick has loved every day at Topia immersing himself in the world of Mobility & HR Technology.

Contact Nick and have a chat about his career choice.

Jenny Salisbury

Jenny Salisbury
Mobility Manager, Grace

Jenny’s first insight into the world of mobility was many years ago as an expat child.  Jenny lived in Paris, France for 7 years.  Jenny went to the British School of Paris and experienced all the facets of a mobility programme. After graduating from the University of Leeds, Jenny started work in London within HR then transitioning into Mobility.

Over the last 12 years Jenny has worked in both the corporate mobility space for two large multi-national organisations and more recently within the vendor world looking after corporate relocations as part of her role at Grace.

Contact Jenny to talk about her career.

Sue Latina-Cohen
Global Manager Corporate Mobility, Toll Transitions

Sue Latina-Cohen currently serves as the Global Manager Mobility Services for Toll Transitions, leading the service delivery for corporate and commonwealth clients. Sue’s responsibilities include oversight of end to end relocation management services for the client portfolio including account management, operational management, and delivery of destination services, consulting services in local and global markets.

Sue has more than 30 years of experience in the global relocation market across a number of markets, services and client bases. Prior to joining Toll Transitions, Sue held a number of leadership roles with Cartus in the United States. In her nearly 28 years with Cartus, her responsibilities included leading the global intercultural and language practice, the US government portfolio, various corporate client portfolios and acting as Managing Director of Cendant Mobility/Australia (now Cartus) from 2002 to 2006. Born in the US, Sue is now an Australian citizen and has moved several times, treasuring her personal and family experience as a relocatee. Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut, is on the TEMI steering committee, is a member of Worldwide ERC with her GMS and CRP accreditation and is on the planning committee for the APAC Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.

Contact Sue to talk about her career choice.

Deborah De Cerff
Founder, The Employee Mobility Institute

Mentor, Trainer, Speaker – Deborah is an innovative and creative leader who has lead multidisciplinary teams in the design and implementation of strategic, commercially focused  global mobility programs for over 20 years. Deborah specialises in transitioning corporate outsourced engagements, managing the implementation of outsourced vendor contracts, transforming in-house Global Mobility/HR service centres. 

Deborah has been engaged by blue chip organisations across the legal, education, oil & gas, mining & resources, professional services, engineering, finance and telecommunication industry sectors.

Widely recognised as being pivotal in shaping the Australian global mobility industry, Deborah most recently founded The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) to support mobility professionals and those servicing the mobility industry throughout Australasia.

Contact Deborah to talk about mobility career opportunities

Rebecca Applewhite

Rebecca Applewhite
Solutions Consultant, Topia

Rebecca’s career in global mobility started in an amateur way – travelling and working in Eastern Europe and Japan in her twenties. Happily, those wandering years led indirectly to her first role with the Japanese Human Capital team in Deloitte London, looking after employers with expatriates in London.  Once she grasped the core expatriate tax concepts, she was able to branch out into policy design and process mapping.

After her move to Deloitte Melbourne, an innocent customer query (“Is there some kind of process map to help me manage these moves?”) hooked her on the possibilities of using workflow automation and design thinking to transform global mobility. Rebecca is now in her dream job at Topia, with a company that is visionary and passionate about mobility technology, and she gets to demonstrate and discover new ways of thinking about mobility every day!

Contact Rebecca to chat about her career choice.

Amanda Tinner

Amanda Tinner
Owner, Visa Executive

Amanda is a mother in her mid-fifties and a die-hard Richmond support. She started in the migration industry when she was in her mid-twenties by sticking stamps into passports at the Australian High Commission in London: this for Amanda was the best job in the world.

After more than 25 years working in the Australian migration world, Amanda has seen Politicians and Ministers think, change, procrastinate, do nothing and then do lots all at the same time. Discussing, guiding and assisting HR staff mange and understand the visa world is a part of her job that she really does enjoy. Amanda is always happy for a chat about whatever our immigration minister has said/done today, but only over a 3pm glass of Barossa Valley riesling.

Contact Amanda to talk about mobility career opportunities

Wanda Smith

Wanda Smith
Managing Director, International Consultants Centre

With over 15 years  experience in mobility management  Wanda is recognised as a major voice and trusted industry advisor and expert in Global Mobility. Wanda heads up a dynamic organisation specialising in all areas of global mobility management.

As Managing Director and business owner Wanda prides herself on leading and developing a strong team in a constantly changing environment. Wanda has undertaken a program of transformation across the organisation, establishing a strong, dedicated team of mobility specialists, developing flexible work practices, family friendly work environments and ongoing professional development opportunities for her staff. Wanda’s leadership style is collaborative and inclusive.

Wanda has qualifications in Education and Economics and has lived and worked in Canada and Vietnam.

Contact Wanda to talk about her career path

Jon Johnson
Vice President, Client Services, BGRS

Jon  is a passionate transformation and Change professional with 25 years of diverse international experience. Based in London, Jon is responsible for client services and strategic client relationship development for a portfolio of regional/global BGRS clients.

BGRS develops and implements comprehensive talent mobility solutions for corporate and government clients worldwide. Prior to this Jon led Deloitte’s regional service line around mobility workforce analytics, incorporating data into the mobility process to deliver meaningful insights.

Contact Jon to talk about mobility career opportunities

Anthea Dimitrakopoulos
Group Director of Sales, Quest Apartment Hotels

Anthea is currently Group Director of Sales for Quest Apartment Hotels.


With spacious serviced apartment style hotel rooms in over 160 locations, Quest provides short and long term accommodation for the business and leisure traveller.

Anthea is a steering committee member of The Employee Mobility Institute.

Contact Anthea to talk about different career opportunities

Kerry Sanders TEMI Industry Development Taskforce

Kerry Sanders
Global Mobility Manager, International Consultants Centre

Kerry Sanders is a Global Mobility and Human Resources professional who combines her experiences living overseas and her professional skills to provide support to clients and their expatriate employees and families. Prior to her 7 years at International Consultants Centre, Kerry worked in Human Resources across a wide range of sectors.

She has worked as both an in-house expert and a business consultant developing and managing a broad range of human resources functions. Kerry has extensive experience in designing and facilitating in-house training and employee development programs.

Kerry has qualifications in Management and Human Resources. She has lived and worked in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Contact Kerry to talk about her career path.

Jane Hayman

Jane Hayman
Manager Organisational Development, International Consultants Centre

Jane is a learning and development professional, coach and facilitator who has extensive experience working with senior corporate clients. Jane has a passion and demonstrated success working with clients dealing with diverse cultures and matrix organisations.

She has over 15 years’ experience in organisational learning and development, coaching and facilitation, much of it with mobility clients. Jane has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Arts and is certified in a number of key instruments, including Hogan Assessments, Belbin, and the International Profiler. She has lived and worked in Europe and Asia.

Contact Jane to talk about her career path and industry opportunities

Margot Andersen
Owner & Principal Consultant, Talentinsights Australia

As a careers and leadership expert, Margot is passionate about building agile global workforces. She works with organisations at each stage of the mobility lifecycle to ensure that career development and talent planning is a fully integrated and practical component of their people strategy.

Margot is a regular writer for TEMI Insights, The CEO Magazine, Success and various other print and online leadership publications.

Contact Margot to talk about career opportunities

Jess Tatham-Thompson

Global Mobility Manager, International Consultants Centre

Jess is an experienced Global Mobility Manager with significant experience in inbound and outbound assignment management, account management, policy development and implementation. Jess has a particular interest in globalisation and the impact of workplace change management on employees and their families.

In Jess’s 7 years in Global Mobility she has managed multiple local and offshore relocations across a range of organisations and industries.

Jess has graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Psychology, Sociology, Education and Human Resources. Jess has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore.

Contact Jess to talk about her career path and industry opportunities

Berry Treffers
Director – RDMT Consultants

Berry Treffers has many years’ experience in the expatriate medical insurance and employee benefits market and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading brokers in this field.

Berry actively presents at industry seminars, conferences and is TEMI’s adviser on Expatriate Health Insurance.

Contact Berry to talk about career opportunities

Annabel Rattigan

Annabel Rattigan
Manager Intercultural Training, International Consultants Centre

Annabel is an experienced Training Manager with strong professional skills in Training and Coaching, Program Management and Stakeholder Management. As Intercultural Manager and Facilitator she has been responsible for the end to end design and delivery of cultural intelligence programs for individuals and teams across multinational organisations, including the delivery of over 500 cultural coaching sessions.

Annabel brings deep expertise in working with professionals including senior leaders to develop their cultural intelligence and ability to collaborate effectively across cultures. She brings a blended approach to learning and utilises a range of delivery methodologies including face to face, virtual and selfpaced.

Annabel has a BA (Hons), Certificates in Training and Assessment and Intercultural Studies and is accredited in a number of assessment instruments. Annabel has lived in Indonesia and Samoa and has travelled extensively.

Contact Annabel to talk about her career path

Shaun Palmer
Director, Human Capital Management

Shaun Palmer has held a series of Global Human Resources Leadership roles across the resource and resource services sectors and has considerable experience creating business cases that have real impact.

Most recently Chief Human Resources Officer Xstrata Coal & Iron Ore; an international coal and iron ore mining and marketing company with 18,000 employees across 10 countries with annual sales exceeding $10 Billion USD. Shaun was the Senior Vice President Human Resources, Vetco International; a London based Oilfield Services Company with 16,000 employees across 22 countries and held a number of global roles with Schlumberger, an International Oilfield Services Company.

Shaun is currently a Director of Human Capital Management – Learning Paths Australia, a business that focuses on maximising human capital during mergers and acquisitions and restructure.

Shaun is also an Associate of CtechBA, a strategic consultancy and corporate advisory business; the Chair of the Employee Mobility Institute – TEMI Connect Advisory Board; a Board member of FRANS, a charity supporting the intellectually disabled in Sydney’s inner-west and an active volunteer with the Exodus Foundation.

Contact Shaun to talk about career opportunities

Colin Beames
Managing Director, Advanced Workforce Strategies
BA(Hons)Qld, BEng(Hons), MBA, MAPS

Colin Beames is a corporate psychologist, author, and formerly an engineer where he worked in senior management roles in the resources sector. He is recognized as a global thought leader in Strategic Workforce Planning and human capital, with a deep and expansive knowledge of these topics.

Colin is the Managing Director of Advanced Workforce Strategies, a firm that provides consultancy services in the above-mentioned areas. He has presented Strategic Workforce Planning workshops in the UK (including the Corporate Research Forum that included +150 HR Directors and Managers from UK National and global firms), South-East Asia and throughout Australia to HR professionals. Advanced Workforce Strategies’ client base extends from “blue chips” through to SMEs, both in the public and private sectors, including Not-For-Profits (NFPs).

Colin has recently released his new white paper entitled “Identifying Critical Roles, Easier Said than Done”.

Contact Colin to talk about career opportunities

Kate Gilkison

Kate Gilkison
Facilitator Intercultural Training, International Consultants Centre

Kate is an experienced Intercultural Facilitator and Project Coordinator with demonstrated success working across sectors. Kate is skilled in training delivery, stakeholder engagement, research  and project administration. Her studies in anthropology, foreign languages and international development allow her to develop and deliver intercultural programs with insight and depth. She is currently broadening her experience across the range of mobility services with an inhouse placement with a client.

Kate has a Master of International Development and accreditation in Project Management. She has lived and worked in Spain and the Philippines.

Contact Kate to talk about her career path