Scrabble champ changes recruitment role as he prepares to defend title

Recruitment’s star wordsmith – The Scrabble World Champion, no less – has landed himself a new role but he’s not leaving the world of recruitment.

Brett Smitheram, who became world Scrabble champion in September last year, is leaving his role as senior consultant at HR staffing specialist Macmillan Davies for a new post at international talent management, business transformation and executive and board services specialist Mercuri Urval. He will be working on HR and senior leadership appointments.

Smitheram told Recruiter he begins his role next Monday (19 June), while his new employer has also given him time off to defend his hard-fought world Scrabble championship title in August.

Best of luck, Brett, both in your new job and keeping hold of your title – letters know how you get on!

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