Albert Ellis is the CEO of Harvey Nash Group, a London-based IT staffing and services firm. Originally appointed CFO in 2000, he became CEO in 2005. The company has since expanded its footprint globally with revenue of £784.3 million. Under his leadership, Harvey Nash became the first recruitment consultancy in the world to gain accreditation under Ernst and Young’s National Equality Standard, and its pioneering work in establishing diversity networks in four continents has been recognised by the UK government. Before Harvey Nash, Ellis worked in the accounting and auditing profession after qualifying as a chartered accountant. He is also a foundation member of Cambridge University’s Rustat Conference, a non-executive director at Asia House and external advisor to London City University’s Cass Business School’s Information Leadership Network.