Nuwanthie Samarakone

CEO

ICE

New Zealand

Nuwanthie is the CEO of ICE, an early in careers people consultancy firm specialising in designing, delivering and developing schemes for organisations looking to build talent pipelines for the future. ICE utilise analytics, experience and industry insights in conjunction with the support of technology to challenge and drive new thinking. This revitalised thought process enables us to help organisations entirely reimagine their approach towards organisational early talent acquisition, management and development. She believes that young and aspiring individuals represent the future of the organisational environment and will be responsible for driving the seismic shift in both workplace culture and functionality that we will begin to witness emerge over the coming years. Due to this phenomenon, it is critical that organisations look forward towards future thinking that both aligns and proofs their strategic talent schemes. Moving beyond the traditional graduate processes and explore new alternatives for how we can develop emerging young professionals in this constantly changing world of work is critical. Approaching these issues holistically has enabled the development of having offices across 6 markets with a team of specialist thinkers, designers and consultants. Some of the clients ICE partner with are FTSE 500, Forbes top 100 brands and across Government Agencies here in New Zealand and overseas.