Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Paul Venables is group finance director of Hays plc. As a USA-qualified chartered accountant, he started his career as a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche’s US practice. This was followed by a 13-year career at Exel plc, where he held a number of senior finance and operational roles, including deputy group finance director; he(…)

Roland Gomez

Roland Gomez

Roland Gomez heads Proman, the French staffing group founded by his parents in 1990. Roland GOMEZ has worked with the business from the beginning and was appointed CEO in 2003. Since 2013, Proman has expanded its international presence through organic growth and acquisitions in different countries: UK (Heads and PROMAN Recruitment), Switzerland (3HPRO, AàZ Emplois),(…)

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt is Adecco’s regional head of Northern Europe, which in July 2017 expanded to include Germany, Austria and Switzerland. De Smedt has been a member of the company’s executive committee since January 2014 and served as Adecco’s chief HR officer from January 2014 until February 2016. He joined Adecco in 2009 as country manager for Belgium & Luxembourg; previously, he was(…)

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke has been CEO of Randstad Germany since 2003. He is responsible for the sales organisation, marketing and communications, and human resources. He is also country general manager for sister companies Tempo-Team and GULP. Under Gatzke’s leadership, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm in the country in terms of revenue. Before joining Randstad, Gatzke distinguished himself as an expert in the restructuring(…)

Nicola McQueen

Nicola McQueen

Nicola McQueen has worked in the recruitment industry for 19 years, joining Capita as a recruitment consultant in 1999. By 2010, she was appointed as managing director of Capita Resourcing and significantly grew the business, launching new services internationally and integrating strategic acquisitions to enhance the existing proposition. In 2016, McQueen was appointed as executive(…)

Maurizio Uboldi

Maurizio Uboldi

Since 2007, Maurizio Uboldi has been responsible for the M&A strategy and international expansion of Gi Group, one of the world’s leading HR companies providing a full range of services for the development of the labour market. Founded in Italy in 1998, Gi Group now operates in more than 40 countries worldwide, either directly or(…)