Business English – Why locals should embrace expats

When Clare Brundle left London in 2005 to work in Singapore she had already worked in Asia, volunteered in Borneo and trekked around Australia.

She was confident that her background helped her score an editing role with a publishing house. Her next move was to Sydney with Hardie Grant Media, Australia’s largest independent custom publisher. It was a good change for Brundle, and her experiences abroad were also a big plus for her local colleagues.

“My work experience in London and Singapore… [provided] me with a wider network of contacts and broader reference points that I can share with the team here,” said Brundle, now the company’s general manager and head of custom publishing.

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