Tim Irons

Talent Manager

How would you summarize what you do at Kinexus in one Paragraph?
I am based in the South Australian team and work with Defence Land & Aerospace roles throughout the country. I spend my days researching, networking and working with people that are interested in Defence opportunities, mainly helping them get in touch with the right people and some exciting roles across the country.

What do you like best about working at Kinexus?
I thrive with the opportunity to grow as well as having the chance to do that and work with a close Team of professionals is the highlight of my working day.

What’s your favourite part of your job?
Definitely learning something new every day.

What has been your least favourite job and why?
My least favourite position has to have been working for a company that treated not only the clients we worked with but the staff as just a number which made for poor business decisions and staff moral.

What do you see as the next big game changer within the industry?
We are in the beginning of a huge injection of cash flow into the Defence force. With that, the amount of positions and promotions that are going to happen over the next ten years are going to give us a great opportunity to expand, as the Defence force looks to grow and adapt as our country does.

What words of wisdom would you pass onto your childhood self?
I heard this a few years ago and have made a point of trying to stick to it and positive things have come from it.
“That there is only 2 givens to every day. You either have an excuse on why you didn’t achieve your result or you have your result.”

What was your dream job growing up?
Having the ability to speak to and meet new people every day. Growing up on a farm 40 kms from anyone, all I ever wanted to do was talk to people.

What 2 things are you most grateful for?
Family and the friends that should have been family..

Who’s your personal hero?
My little sister has always been my hero even when she was a pain..

What’s your favourite movie?
Mad Max (Love that car!)

What’s your greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?
10 years ago, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take the leap to move to the big bad city from the farm. It was not the easiest thing to leave everything I knew and start fresh, and although some ups and downs, the last 10 years has been a great ride with some wonderful people along the way. I wouldn’t been here now if I had not have taken that leap.