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Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox is chief executive of global recruitment agency Hays plc, and has held that position since 2007. He began his career at British Aerospace, subsequently moving to Schlumberger in 1982. After earning his MBA in 1991, he was a manager at McKinsey & Company before joining Blue Circle Industries plc (now known as Lafarge), initially as group strategy director and then as regional(…)

Stefano Colli-Lanzi

Stefano Colli-Lanzi

Stefano Colli-Lanzi is founder and CEO of Gi Group. Established in Italy in 1998, Gi Group is one of the world’s leading companies providing services for the development of the labour market. Thanks to direct presence and partnerships, the company now operates in more than 40 countries worldwide. Colli-Lanzi is also vice chairman of Assolavoro(…)

Natalia Shuman

Natalia Shuman

Natalia Shuman is SVP and GM Kelly Services Inc.’s EMEA and APAC regions. Shuman also serves as a board member of Kelly’s joint venture, TS Kelly Workforce Solutions, in North Asia. She joined Kelly in 1997 and launched Kelly’s recruitment business in the Moscow market. She relocated to New York in 2000, but moved to(…)

Adrian Gunn

Adrian Gunn

Adrian Gunn is CEO of Matchtech Group plc. He was appointed to the board in 2004 as business development director. Gunn became CEO shortly after the group floatedon AIM. He joined Matchtech as a recruitment consultant in 1988. Gunn is a fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is a member of the CBI’s(…)

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

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. I.K. Hofmann in 2010 was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence(…)

Peter Searle

Peter Searle

Throughout his 30-year career in recruitment, Airswift Executive Chairman Peter Searle has held managing director and chief executive positions with the Delphi Group, Ajilon and Adecco UK and Ireland. In 2006, Searle left Adecco UK and Ireland to join Spring as CEO. He returned in 2009 when Adecco purchased Spring and was appointed to the Group Executive Committee. In 2016, Searle became the CEO(…)

Steve Russell

Steve Russell

Steve Russell is group chief executive of Bond International Software, a provider of specialist staffing software for recruitment agencies worldwide. During Russell’s career in software development, he has held a number of senior management positions, including group managing director of Scan Data International plc. Russell formed the company, which then acquired a controlling interest in(…)

Bettina Schaller

Bettina Schaller

Bettina Schaller oversees the public affairs activities of The Adecco Group, encompassing regulatory and policy issues and the group’s memberships in employers’ associations at the global and European scale. She is a board member of the World Employment Confederation, VP of WEC Europe and chair of the WEC Europe Public Affairs Committee. She is a(…)

Maciej Witucki

Maciej Witucki

Maciej Witucki became management board president of Work Service SA in January 2016, having been a member of the supervisory board since 2013. He has extensive professional experience in management of international companies having served as president of Polish telecommunications provider Orange Polska between 2006 and 2013. From 2002 to 2006, Witucki was a member(…)

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt

Mark de Smedt is Adecco’s regional head of Northern Europe, which in July 2017 expanded to include Germany, Austria and Switzerland. De Smedt has been a member of the company’s executive committee since January 2014 and served as Adecco’s chief HR officer from January 2014 until February 2016. He joined Adecco in 2009 as country manager for Belgium & Luxembourg; previously, he was(…)