Tim Watts

Tim is the Founder of Talent Solutions and is a senior leader in the human capital and recruitment industry with extensive knowledge of the early & emerging talent marketplace and youth career transitioning. This has enabled him to advise a number of major organisations in developing their youth strategy, EVP, design and/or implementation of their youth or graduate programmes and development of early/emerging talent pipelines.

Outside of Talent Solutions Tim has worked with more than 150 organisations that recruit and develop early and emerging talent. He is the co-founder and director of AttractHQ which markets successful online tertiary careers business, NxtStep (previously GradConnection NZ).

Tim is actively involved in various not for profit organisations – he is the co-founder and board trustee of TupuToa (this Pacific and Māori corporate pathways programme which is now the biggest internship programme in Aotearoa). Founder and Chair of the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) and serves on the board of Outward Bound and is a Trustee of their foundation.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Victoria University of Wellington. He is an admitted Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court and a Chartered Accountant. Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial endeavours, Tim was a corporate tax accountant at PWC.

Tim’s Skills

Talent Management 100%
Graduate Recruitment 100%
Graduate Advertising 100%
Employer Branding 100%