Leo Lindelauf joined Randstad in 1979 as district manager and has held various management roles, such as becoming managing director operations for Randstad Europe in 1994 and general manager of Randstad Netherlands in 1999. In 2001 he was appointed to the executive board and is now responsible for the Randstad and Tempo-Team brands in the Netherlands, Nordics, Eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey.
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Tim Cook believes that if you put the customer first, all parties will win, and since joining Londonbased nGAGE Specialist Recruitment as group CEO in April 2013, he has led the board of each company within the group to drive customercentric, sustainable client relationships that create real shareholder value. Cook has over 30 years of recruitment experience. Prior to nGAGE, he was global head of digital and business innovation at Hays, where he oversaw digital activities in 32 countries. Two nGAGE businesses were named in The Sunday Times Best Companies 2019 list.
Richard Jager is CEO of Randstad Group Germany. He began his career as a consultant with Randstad Netherlands in 1995 and held various leadership roles including CEO of Randstad company Talisman Software. In 2011, Jager was promoted to CEO of Randstad Switzerland and in 2015 became CEO of both Randstad Switzerland and Austria, a position he held until December 2015. Jager became CEO of Randstad Group Germany in September 2017. In addition to his roles in Randstad, Jager has served on the advisory boards for Randstad, Wittenborg University and Nyenrode Business University in Amsterdam.
James Reed is the chairman of the REED group of companies, which was founded by James’s father, Sir Alec Reed (see separate entry), in 1960. The company has 3,000 permanent employees working across 417 business units in 158 locations worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and was formerly an associate of the Prime Minister’sDelivery Unit and a member of the Institute for Public Policy Research’s business-led taskforce on race equality and diversity in the private sector. Reed is co-author of the award-winning and best-selling book Put Your Mindset to Work.
Peter Searle rejoined Adecco in October 2009 as regional head of U.K. and Ireland. He firstjoined 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. Peter Searle holds an honours degree in business and a post-graduate diploma in marketing.
At the end of 2015, Federico Vione was appointed chief sales and innovation officer for Adecco. He originally joined Adecco in 1998 as a temp. In 2001 he became country manager of Ajilon Italy and then Switzerland in 2003. In 2005, Vione was appointed project leader, global account management, and subsequently head of Eastern Europe & Russia. In 2008, he was appointed country manager of Adecco Italy and in 2009 regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA. In 2011, he assumed responsibility of India & North Africa. Vione has been president and then VP of Assolavoro (Italian Association of Private Employment Agencies) till 2015.
Kevin Barrow is a partner with law fi rm Osborne Clarke. Since 1990, he has advised staffing companies on all types of legal work, including commercial deals, international joint ventures and M&A. His multi-country team works for more than 100 hirers and suppliers on market-leading UK, EU and international flexible workforce (MSP, RPO and VMS) projects, regulation of digital recruitment and online exchanges, tax planning relating to flexible workforces and worker misclassification and co-employment class actions. Barrow has led a campaign to change the regulatory regime affecting online exchanges, and has rolled out staffing/MSP deals in 40 countries in the last three years.
Ingrid Hofmann is CEO and founder of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Hofmann is a member of the board of BAP, the German national staffing association, and also belongs to the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize for business excellence in 2010 and holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award for being named a Great Place to Work seven times in a row. Founded in 1985, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and Germany.
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.
Margriet Spijker is founder and managing director of Dutch staffing firm Timing, a part of the ADG services group. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, Timing was the fifth-largest staffing firm in the Netherlands in 2017. Spijker has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, having joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and holding various management positions, including deputy manager, before being appointed general manager in 2012.