Xref Limited (ASX:XF1), the human resources technology company, today announces the appointment of Lija Wilson as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 2nd June 2021. Mrs Wilson’s appointment is to be confirmed by shareholders at the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November 2021.
Lija combines strong strategic capabilities in marketing with exceptional skills in people, culture and communications. She brings over 20 years of strategic marketing, digital and brand building expertise to Xref. She is a highly regarded thought leader and commentator on future of work issues, including building high performing cultures, talent attraction and retention and gender diversity.
Lija is the CEO and Founder of award-winning digital talent platform, Puffling, which launched in 2017 to design solutions to support diverse hiring and flexible work best practices. Prior to this, she held CMO-level roles at various organisations, including TEDx, Qantas Group and Fairfax Media. She is also a global ambassador for Flexible Work Day.
Through her current work in Puffling, Lija has worked as a senior level career coach and advisor, further crediting her passion for developing and mentoring top female talent, particularly in tech.
More information on Lija’s impressive experience, awards and current endeavours can be found on her LinkedIn profile.
At the November 2021 AGM, shareholders will be asked to approve the issue of 900,000 options to Lija, with an exercise price of $0.35 and an expiry date of 17 November 2024. The options will vest progressively over three years, with vesting details and other details to be set out in the Notice of AGM.
Executive director / CEO Lee-Martin Seymour said: “Lija joins the Xref team at a time when innovative digital marketing initiatives are high on our agenda. Understanding our market opportunity and the challenges facing target clients, her experience and advice will be highly valued. Her appointment adds to an already diverse set of skills and experience within the Xref executive team and board. ”
Chairman / Brad Rosser said: ”On behalf of shareholders, I welcome Lija to the board and look forward to her contributions.”
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Xref is a reference checking and identity verification platform that empowers organisations worldwide to make great people decisions.
Xref’s fully automated online reference checking platform allows employers to request one or multiple references in minutes and receive fast, honest feedback within 24 hours. Xref also enables employers to know who a candidate really is with RapidID, Xref’s biometric identity verification solution.
Xref is the reference checking platform of choice globally. The company understands the talent and human resources markets and is currently working with some of the largest organisations in the world to develop new products that will provide unique employment insights.
In the future, Xref plans to extend its platform across the full hire to retire journey, dramatically increasing its addressable market and allowing organisations to reap the benefits of Xref across their businesses.
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