Petra Nelson

Petra Nelson is Managing Director and shareholder of Bright People Technologies, a SaaS technology company which provides compliance and mobilisation solutions for the resources sector.  Petra has a B.Ed and Post Grad in Industrial Relations and commenced her career working with Youth at Risk before transitioning into the Corporate world, starting as a Junior recruiter with Adecco in 1994. 

After 7 years learning the trade, Petra moved to Gerard Daniels, an Executive Search company where she progressed to the role of CEO of the Australian business.  Keen to be a company owner instead of an employee, Petra and a colleague started a Recruitment Process Outsourcing company; Carbon 6 before buying into Bright People Technologies in 2006, growing the business from 9 to 57 full time staff and operating nationally. 

Bright recently launched a new compliance product; Cited, therefore Petra is in the midst of executing Bright’s national growth strategy.

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