Mr. Iain Longden

General Manager (New Zealand)

Academic Search International

Hong Kong


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Iain has been involved in education for almost 20 years, with over 15 years focusing on recruitment within the education sector. After qualifying as a Physical Education and Geography teacher, Iain spent the early part of his career teaching in London. After three years in the classroom, he joined one of the United Kingdom’s largest specialist education recruiters, focusing on the recruitment needs of local education authorities. Having completed five years in London, Iain was redeployed to Southampton where he was responsible for the company’s operations in the south of England. Early in 2009, in search of a more favourable lifestyle Iain emigrated with his young family and joined ASI as a Senior Consultant. Since joining ASI, he has been involved in a number of senior level searches in both Australia and New Zealand. His career in recruitment has seen Iain spend time in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and South Africa, where he has visited a number of universities and other tertiary institutions. This has enabled him to get a thorough understanding of different educational settings and different cultures. This global experience, Iain says, helps in understanding international candidates’ needs and expectations.