Robert Scott is group managing director of Rullion, which had revenue of £278 million in its latest reported year. The company operates in the engineering, IT, construction, commercial and industrial sectors and has 260 staff across 25 offices nationwide.
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Dominik de Daniel joined the Adecco Group as CFO in 2006, following Adecco’s acquisition of DIS DeutscherIndustrie Service AG. De Daniel was a bank trainee at Deutsche Bank AG before completing vocational studies in banking and business administration at the Bankakademie. Starting in 1993, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Germany in various roles, including stock analyst. De Daniel joined DIS AG in 2000, and was appointed to the executive board in 2001 with responsibility for investor relations, M&A and strategic controlling. He became CFO in 2002.
Ged Mason is CEO of Morson, a UK-based technical staffing firm. He joined the company in 1986 and took over as managing director in 1999 from his father, Gerry Mason, with backing from Barclays Private Equity. The company was floated on AIM in 2006 and taken private again in 2012. Morson Group added Vital Human Resources to the fold in 2013.
Daniel Augereau is chairman and CEO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France. In 2017, the group reported revenue of €2.3 billion with international operations representing more than 50% of Synergie’s revenue during the year. Augereau trained as a technical blue-collar worker in the aeronautic industry and soon after founded his first staffing firm, Europe Technique Assistance, in 1969. After merging with another staffing firm 10 years later, the company rebranded as Synergie. It has continued to expand throughout Europe, including with the acquisition of HR firm Völker in Austria. Its Acorn subsidiary is at the core of the group’s expansion strategy in the UK and Australia.
Phillip Ullmann has led the Cordant Group for 22 years in various leadership roles including as CEO and most recently as executive chairman; he now refers to himself as the group’s “chief energiser”. The group ranks in the top 10 of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Largest Staffing Firms in the UK. In 2017, the group announced its new status as a “Social Enterprise” and said it will reinvest most its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment and healthcare. The group has revenue of £840 million and employs 125,000 workers annually in schools, hospitals, care homes, security and specialist roles such as engineering. Ullmann graduated from the University of Cambridge with an M.A. in engineering.
Matthew Sanders is CEO and founder of de Poel, a vendor-neutral managed service provider in the U.K. He is also a director of Paraplus, an umbrella company. Sanders founded de Poel 10 years ago with Michael Campbell. Prior to that, he worked for Manpower UK and Corporate Services Group plc (now Impellam).
Alain Dehaze is CEO of The Adecco Group. After graduating as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Dehaze rose through the ranks at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he was appointed managing director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium. Between 2002 and 2009, Dehaze held executive roles at Humares, USG People and Solvus. Dehaze joined The Adecco Group in 2009 as regional head of Northern Europe and was appointed regional head of France in 2011 before becoming CEO in September 2015. Since 2016, Dehaze has been chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network. He is also a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work; steward of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work; and co-chair of the governors for the WEF’s Professional Services Industry Community. Dehaze was also vice president of the World Employment Confederation Europe.
Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the five largest staffing firms in Germany. Hofmann is a board member of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations. I.K. Hofmann earned the highest award for business excellence in Germany, the Ludwig Erhard Prize, in 2010; it also holds the Great Place to Work Platin Trust Champion Award, and has been honoured 10 times in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Peter Searle rejoined Adecco in October 2009 as regional head of UK and Ireland. He first joined the Adecco Group with its 1999 acquisition of The Delphi Group, of which he was group managing director. Searle was responsible for Adecco’s Ajilon offices in Europe and APAC. In 2005, he became CEO of Adecco UK. From 2006, he was CEO of Spring Group, which was acquired by Adecco in 2009.
Andreu Cruañas became president of ASEMPLEO, the association of private employment agencies in Spain, in 2013. Cruañas represents ASEMPLEO in Eurociett and CIETT. He is on the executive committee of Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain (CEOE) and has been a board member of CEOE and the SpanishConfederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) since 2013. Cruañas is also a member of the General Council of the Spanish Employment System (Ministry of Employment and Social Security) and the Central Executive Committee of the Public Employment Service of Spain. In his career, Cruañas has alternated between roles in the public and private sector and was formerly the Secretary of Labour and Employment and Director General of Employment of the Catalan Government.