Gary Elden became CEO of SThree in 2013, after serving as its deputy CEO since June 2012. Before that, Elden was SThree’s chief strategy officer. He has held a number of senior positions, including that of founding managing director of Huxley Associates. Elden joined SThree’s IT recruitment brand, Computer Futures, as a recruitment consultant in 1990 and in 2008 he was appointed to the board. In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Elden an Officer for the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to diversity in business. The year prior, he won the prestigious Black British Business Person of the Year award.