Meet the General Manager of our new Parramatta office – River Keenan

Dragon Labour Hire is extremely excited to welcome the brand new General Manager for our forthcoming office in Parramatta, River Keenan. River has a plethora of construction recruitment knowledge and experience in New Zealand, and we are confident this will translate over to the booming greater western Sydney area.

Here is a short intro from the man himself:


“I’ve recently had the pleasure of joining the team at Dragon Labour Hire. I have relocated all the way from Wellington, NZ to help develop the brand but more specifically, to grow Dragon’s presence across the greater Sydney region. The exciting news is that we are setting up shop in Parramatta, Australia’s most prominent ‘hub city’.


The entire team at Dragon are very excited about the new Parramatta office and continuing the company’s goal of being a dominant force in the market with lots of innovation that will help your experience with us to be even more positive.


About me

I have come from an extensive construction recruitment background focusing on both specialist sectors of the market being construction and civil. I started my career 6 years ago with a multi-national organisation where I fast become one of New Zealand’s key consultants. This company gave me the training and development to excel in the recruitment of civil construction which was pivotal in the Christchurch rebuild. Quickly developing my consultative approach with results to match, I helped play a massive part for clients in their ability to succeed in getting the contract done on time and on budget.


After 3 years of commitment to Christchurch I was offered to set up an existing New Zealand owned and operated construction brand and grow their footprint, in the lower north island of which they had no presence. Like the whole of New Zealand, this market is booming, but I still offered my expertise and a consistent ‘A’ class candidate selection, individualised for each client. I managed to grow the company to be a powerful brand in Wellington over two and a half years, with clients that used solely myself for all their major builds, both in contractor format and for fulltime fundamental positions they needed to grow.


This brings me to now. My time proven recruitment process will be of benefit to any construction company in Sydney, given the fact I have covered all area’s in my career from labourers to construction managers in both construction and civil. My market knowledge in both temporary contractor and permanent is second to none, I am chuffed to have this career move and am very enthusiastic about the Sydney market and the Dragon brand.


I look forward to meeting you all at some stage to show you the difference I can offer amongst some of the standard recruitment labels”.

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