Why are we so different?

Ploy provides a highly reliable, scalable and proactive approach to sourcing IT talent for our customers across Australia and Asia Pacific. From our headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, our team services both Australia and New Zealand, and from our Singapore office we service a wide range of Asian regions.

How we work

Our process is broken down into key areas. First, we get to understand your workforce via consultation and ensuring the right team members are allocated to your requirements. And we ask the right questions. What skills do you have in house? Where can we alleviate pressure in your BAU operations and free up your team to drive projects better and faster? Where can we use technology to map, track and engage with new talent that fits with your requirements – now and into the future? Finally, we investigate how we can leverage data to build a recruitment roadmap that aligns with your business outcomes. Let us show you how.

The Ploy Difference

For Ploy, the difference is in collaboration, flexibility and agility. We make sure that we are engaging with you in the right way, taking the time to understand your business and leverage our expertise in ways that actually aligns with your business goals. And finding the right talent for your needs means that we partner with skilled individual contributors who don’t necessarily want to be engaged in long term contracts.

Meet the team

Ross McKale

Ross is the founder and Managing Director of Ploy and is responsible for fundamental changes in the world of on-demand and scalable IT solutions that have been leveraged by the likes of Microsoft, Workday, and KPMG. With over 20+ years’ experience in Professional Services, Recruitment and Workforce Planning space Ross has launched multiple successful ventures in the technology and services sector in APAC. He excels as a creative thinker, network connector and is an active member of YPO.

Alex Kerr

Alex is Ploy’s Director, Australia and New Zealand. He’s responsible for partnering with clients and driving engagement across all service lines – not a small responsibility! Additionally, Alex is responsible for the management of both Sales and Delivery – with a strong focus on client outcome. Alex specialises in consulting with clients across adopting & engaging scalable IT solutions, professional & project services and driving social engagement through digital platforms.

Nathan Hobson

Nathan heads up Ploy’s Project Optimisation service line. A seasoned Project Manager with experience at IBM and PwC across Australia and UK, Nathan brings a wealth of experience across financial services – including extensive experience with the Big 4 banks, many major insurance companies), Australia’s Big 4 consulting practices and many Federal and Local government agencies.

Dominic Miller

Dominic has worked as a digital agency director, managing director, strategist and consultant driving strategic thinking, digital marketing planning and the employer and company branding approaches for some of Australia’s largest companies including CSR, Microsoft, Bayer and James Hardie. With experience on both Agency and Client-side operations, Dominic has been involved as a director of several successful digital businesses, and in senior management roles across sales, business development and strategy. Dominic understands the digital journey that is here and yet to come.

Lauren Gurik-Kenny

Lauren works as the second half of the Solutions Team at Ploy with Kristina Hughes. The Solutions team at Ploy is completely focused on keeping the wheels turning, and together they look after operations and problem solving! Lauren and Kristina work to fill all the roles that come in through Ploy, and make sure that they run smoothly with a quality focus. Solutions also look after the IT Projects that come in seasonally and additionally look to source the market for longer term roles. On top of this there is the odd fire to put out now and again too!

Insights & Intelligence


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