Crissa Sumner

Crissa is responsible for overall state business performance including business development, client acquisition and management, consultation on talent solutions and implementation of projects. She also has a strong focus on growing the business and building Hudson brand through formal presentations and networking.


Crissa joined Hudson in 2012 as a Managing Consultant in our Talent Management business, focusing on the Brisbane Assessment and Development practice. After successfully growing this practice, Crissa moved into the role of Regional Manager Assessment Solutions Manager, and made a significant contribution to our business as a technical leader responsible for providing advice and support to key clients and our talent management consulting teams across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Most recently, Crissa has stepped into an operational leadership role, as Director of our Talent Management business across New South Wales (NSW).


Crissa is an Organisational Psychologist with a PhD in the area of leadership, social intelligence and employee attitudes.

Crissa is also an experienced presenter, educator and researcher. She is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Griffith University. Crissa has presented the findings of her research in the area of leadership at a number of national and international conferences, and published them in peer reviewed journals. She also regularly supervises and mentors early career psychologists.

In 2011, Crissa was awarded the College of Organisational Psychologists Early Career Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the field of organisational psychology during the first < 10 years of her career – this award is only given to one early career Organisational Psychologist across Australia every 2 years


Hudson is a global talent solutions company. We help transform the workplace and unleash the full potential of organizations and individuals. Our expert team and proprietary tools provide you with unique insights and services that help you maximize your success. Across 20 countries, we deliver a range of recruitment, talent management and recruitment process outsourcing solutions to get you and your business where you want to be.