Our APAC Leaders

All of our leaders bring to the business their unique expertise across various areas of contingent workforce management. Their combined work histories in business, taxation, payroll, IT and customer service translate into a leadership team that is confident, knowledgeable and successful and always focused on the needs of our customers.

Learn more about our Leadership team

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Joanne Nixon

Chief Operating Officer, APAC

As the Chief Operating Officer of APAC, Joanne oversees our daily operations, ensuring that we provide the highest quality of service to our clients. With over 25 years of experience under her belt and armed with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA),  Joanne is a passionate leader in customer-focused business transformations.

With a deep expertise in business operations, service delivery, service design, change management, and customer acquisition, Joanne has worked across multiple industry sectors, including financial services, insurance, technology, and professional services.

Joanne is known for her unwavering commitment to customer experience, and her ability to align people, process, and technology to deliver innovative solutions that meet the unique needs of customers. Her deep experience in managing stakeholder engagement, risk management, and change management has enabled her to build successful teams and lead transformative change.

Whether working directly with customers, managing teams, or collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders, Joanne is skilled at building strong relationships and fostering trust. Her authentic communication style and ability to lead with empathy has enabled her to consistently achieve exceptional outcomes for customers, employees, and shareholders alike.

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Thomas J.M. Barlow

Chief Revenue Officer, APAC

Thomas Barlow is the Chief Revenue Officer at People2.0 APAC. As the Chief Revenue Officer, Thomas leads our sales and revenue growth strategies, working closely with our executive team to drive the success of our business.

With 17 years of industry experience, Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to People2.0. Under Thomas’ leadership, People2.0 is poised for continued growth and success.

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Sabah Khan

Chief Legal Officer, APAC

Sabah has over 20 years of experience in commercial and corporate law, managing asset and business acquisitions, corporate governance and risk and regulatory compliance management in the APAC region, with a keen focus in compliance management in the contingent workforce space in the last eight years.

In her role as APAC Chief Legal Officer, Sabah helps lead decision-making by providing strategic and expert legal advice on all areas of business activity, including risk management and workforce compliance.

Sabah currently also serves as a Board director for a state owned enterprise in Australia. In this role, she is responsible for delivering advice and governance consultations for the organisation, particularly in the development and implementation of organisational policies and objectives. In her previous roles, she worked as in house legal advisor for the second largest franchise in Australia providing legal advice on the contractual and commercial management of the Group’s franchisees and a not for profit accounting body dedicated to providing education and technical support to its members.

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Jason Feng

Chief Financial Officer, APAC

Jason is the Chief Financial Officer for APAC at People2.0. As Chief Financial Officer, Jason is responsible for managing our financial operations, ensuring that we maintain financial stability while providing high-quality services to our clients. With 20 years’ experience in banking and finance, Jason’s draws on his expertise to ensure the continued growth and expansion of People2.0 and its offerings.

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Fatima Rizwi

Chief Information Officer, APAC

Fatima Rizwi brings over 13 years of industry experience across leadership, strategy and technology management. As Chief Information Officer APAC, Fatima works with the leadership team to elevate business performance and enhance customer and user experience.

Having joined People2.0 (formerly Entity Solutions) in 2012, Fatima has held a number of roles within the organisation spanning systems management, business analysis and IT leadership. Fatima enjoys using her skillset and experience to solve operational and business problems through Technology and brings a deep understanding of core operational processes in the contingent workforce industry.

In her current role, Fatima spearheads the Technology workstream and implements transformative projects to optimise operational efficiency, integrate teams and processes; and deliver on business priorities by leading the regional team and collaborating with the global team. Fatima has a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) from Victoria University and a BSc. (Hons) in Economics and Finance.

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Melissa Thomas

Head of Human Resources, APAC

Melissa Thomas is the Head of Human Resources for APAC at People2.0. Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in People and Culture supported by an MBA and a Bachelor’s in Business – HRM.
Melissa brings global experience having worked in the UK, Singapore and Australia for listed, and multinational organisations.

As an experienced People and Culture leader, Melissa has extensive experience in innovative and effective culture, change and talent management across a variety of industries including, professional services, mining and oil and gas, Melissa is passionate about developing the capabilities of our talent and supporting People 2.0 to reach its full potential through aligned people programs. As a valued member of our leadership team, Melissa drives continuous improvement and ensures outstanding people experiences for our team and clients.

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Peter Fromont

Finance Director, APAC

Peter Fromont is People2.0’s Finance Director. With a Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant and Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Peter brings a wealth of experience to the position.

His career spans a number of key roles fulfilling the commercial, financial & accounting requirements of private, listed & multi-national environments, supporting sales, operations, human resources and strategy. Peter is a valued member of the senior leadership team not only for his excellent financial acumen, but also his strong sense of ethics and ability to foster team camaraderie and inspire a shared vision.

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Garima Sareen

Head of Client Services

Garima is the Head of Client Services for the APAC region.

Garima is responsible for delivering high quality and tailored solutions for our existing and prospective customers. Her knack for anticipating customer needs and bigger-picture thinking means she is entrusted with large scale implementations for the business.

Holding an MBA degree with specialisations in Marketing and Finance, she has 8 years of experience across Customer Development, pre-sales management, client management and implementation.