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Sir Alec Reed

Sir Alec Reed

Sir Alec Reed, CBE, FCMA, founded REED in 1960. In 1972, he founded the Reed Business School and in 1995, he launched reed.co.uk, one of the leading job sites in the U.K. He also has launched various charities, including Womankind Worldwide, Ethiopiaid and the Big Give. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of(…)

Gary Elden

Gary Elden

Gary Elden, CEO of SThree, was awarded by the queen in 2016 with an Officer for the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to diversity in business. A year earlier he won the prestigious Black British Business Person of the Year award. Elden has been CEO of SThree since January 2013, after serving as its deputy CEO(…)

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

Ann Swain has been the chief executive of APSCo since 1999, establishing it as the only trade body dedicated to supporting the needs of recruitment firms operating in professional staffing sectors in the UK. APSCo has a reputation for innovation and leadership and now has a global footprint with separate international businesses in Germany and(…)

Alex Mulder

Alex Mulder

Alex Mulder has been a supervisory board member of USG People NV since 2006. As the founder of Unique Uitzendbureau in 1972, he is also effectively the founder of USG People, of which he was chairman and chief executive officer up to 2006. It was during his tenure that the acquisition of Belgian staffing group(…)

Bernard Zen-Ruffinen

Bernard Zen-Ruffinen

Bernard Zen-Ruffinen is president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, for Korn Ferry, which he joined in 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he was the Swiss managing partner for Heidrick & Struggles and European head of the board and CEO practice. Previously, he served as president and CEO of DHL/ Danzas Latin America, a company belonging(…)

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed is chairman of REED, which was founded by his father, Sir Alec Reed, in 1960. The company has 2,883 permanent employees working across 456 business units in 137 locations worldwide. Reed is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was formerly an associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit(…)

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty is the co-founder, major stakeholder and CEO of CPL Resources plc. In 1989, Heraty and Keith O’Malley founded Computer Placement Ltd., which placed people at IT companies setting up businesses in Ireland. In 1992, she became sole shareholder. In 1996, Heraty’s husband, Paul Carrol, joined the group and in 1999 they took CPL(…)

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall has been with Harvey Nash for more than 20 years and joined the board in 2005.As European managing director, he is responsible for the UK and European Professional Recruitment operations. Prior to joining Harvey Nash, Wassall opened several new operations for Austin Benn, which led to his board appointment to a newly acquired(…)

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz

Annemarie Muntz is president of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services, and its European counterpart Eurociett. She is an influential lobbyist in the European Union, representing the interests of agency work businesses. In addition to her roles at Ciett and Eurociett, Muntz is director group public affairs for Randstad. She also sits on(…)

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

Robert Walters is chief executive of the firm bearing his name. After three years at Touche Ross & Co., Walters joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its first employees. After an eight-year period, which included setting up the firm’s New York office, he returnedto London and established Robert Walters in 1985, specialising(…)