Con James Kittos

Executive Chairman, People Plus Australia

Chairman, Fore CMS

Con James is a recognised leader in the education, community and social services sectors who combines outstanding results and proven experience with a sound reputation for winning, delivering, retaining, and growing businesses.

As a former shareholder and Chief Executive of the AK Group of Companies, he led the company for over 11 years to become a top 100 private company, operating from more than 130 offices with over 1000 staff. This portfolio of highly successful and dynamic organisations includes:

  • SumTotal ANZ, Australia’s largest provider of learning and business performance technologies and services.

  • Jobfind Centres, one of the largest privately owned members of the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Employment Services Job Network


He has held non-executive director roles with:

  • National Joblink Limited, a leading regional Registered Training Organisation.

  • Turning Point Employment Services, a not-for-profit provider of charity and community services.

  • National Employment Services Association, industry body and voice of the employment services industry.


Con’s passion for learning and quest to develop better knowledge and learning initiatives culminated in the founding of Click2Learn (Asia Pacific) during 1999, which later became SumTotal ANZ, a partnership between the US listed SumTotal Inc. and the AK Group of Companies.