Adam Forster

Adam Forster

Specialisation: Work for us
Company Position: Managing Director - Australia
Email Address: adam.forster@ambition.com.au
Phone Number: +61 7 3020 0316

I began my recruitment career in 1998 after an argument with my dad led me to a fish and chip dinner wrapped in a copy of London's Evening Standard newspaper. An advert in the paper said, "Do you enjoy speaking to a wide range of people and being rewarded for outcomes rather than hours?" and I've been a recruiter ever since.

I'm now the Managing Director of the Ambition and AccountAbility Australia Group, having been Partner/Executive Director at Ethos BeathChapman for 10 years prior. The aspiration at EBC was to become the leader in the specialised areas in which we operated. That aspiration led me to my purpose - helping people understand how to find their superpowers and apply them to create a better life for themselves and the people that matter to them.

I joined Ambition to shape the business in preparation for the future of recruitment and continue fulfilling my purpose. My vision aligns entirely to our mission - "Building Better Futures" for our customers, candidates and ourselves.

The success I've been part of and will lead at Ambition centers entirely around mutually beneficial long-term relationships. Whatever the end result, I ask my teams to provide the people they deal with, a thorough, professional and enjoyable experience.

I'm a long-standing member of the Diversity Council of Australia and a qualified Executive Coach. In my free time I work with individuals and organisations across Australia to provide advice and guidance across people, culture and engagement.

I'm a dad of two incredible young children and I live in Sydney’s northern beaches where I advocate well-being, balance and purpose-based work. Despite swimming like a cat, I'm a keen triathlete and I'm learning to surf. My wife and I own a performing arts school for children, which takes up whatever else is left of my time and money!