Chad Lane has spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles within Allegis Group’s operating companies, and is currently president of Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), having first assumed the role from 2010-2013, and again in 2016. Before becoming president, Lane served as vice president of operations for AGS and global managing director of recruitment for AGS’ Asia Pacific based business process outsourcing organisation, Talent2. In his current role, Lane is the driving force behind several of AGS’ industry-leading service offerings: MSP, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and services procurement (SOW). As a recognised industry leader, Lane is active in leading industry associations and acts as Allegis Group’s executive liaison to affiliated organisations.
Jean-François Denoy has held various positions during his career with Manpower, alternating operational management responsibilities with HR positions. He returned to the HR organisation in 2000 to take charge of the training department, then of career management and HR development. Serving as HR director from 2006 to 2010, Denoy was appointed HR & services managing director of ManpowerGroup France in 2011, and became managing director in 2012. Denoy holds master’s degrees in administrative & strategic management and human resources.
Jurriën Koops was appointed director of the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) in 2014, having joined the organisation in 2002. In addition to his work with ABU, Koops is also chairman of the Foundation for Training and Development in the Flexible Staffing Industry (STOOF) and in December 2015 joined the board of Eurociett. Prior to joining ABU, Koops worked as a policy advisor for trade union CNV, which represents the interests of workers in construction, the industrial sector, transportation, food, and services. He was also a senior consultant for business development for Dutch staffing firm Start People, a USG People company.
Hitoshi Motohara is a managing corporate executive officer within Tokyobased Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the fifth-largest staffing firm in the world. Motohara is responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand Recruit’s business internationally. Motohara joined Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., in 1983 as a sales and marketing associate, rising to hold various leadership positions. In 2003, he became CEO of Recruit Staffing and began expanding the company’s staffing operations. In 2008, Motohara became CEO of Staff Services, the number one staffing firm in Japan, following Recruit’s acquisition of the company. Following Recruit’s acquisition of CSI, Staffmark, Advantage Resourcing, Peoplebank and Chandler Macleod, he led the five companies as chairman.
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 Asia. Swain has more than 20 years’ recruitment experience, including time as managing director of Learning Curve and UK sales director at Computer People. Swain is a leading commentator on professional recruitment trends, the co-author of the best-selling Professional Recruiter’s Handbook and a popular platform speaker at UK and international recruitment conferences.
Matthew Sanders is CEO of Brookfield Rose, a group of 13 companies, including de Poel. Awards for these firms have included the Great British Entrepreneur Award for Social Enterprise (UK), a listing for five consecutive years on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, along with The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 and Top Track 250 recognitions. Sanders began his career working for a number of recruitment companies, including Manpower UK and Corporate Services Group plc (now Impellam).
Julia Robertson’s recruitment career started in 1979 and took off when she founded her own recruitment business, The Agency, in 1986. In 1996, she took the helm of another recruitment firm, Tate, which she sold alongside The Agency in 2000 to Carlisle Staffing Services. Robertson then held several managing director roles within the Carlisle group. Robertson became divisional CEO of Impellam UK and was appointed group chief executive officer of the Impellam Group in April 2013. Robertson served as chief executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants, now known as REC, from 1993 to 1996. Robertson stands for high integrity leadership, delivering on promises and her vision is to build the world’s most trusted staffing company.
Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the 10 largest staffing firms in Germany. In 2010, I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in Germany. I.K. Hofmann holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award and has been honoured nine times in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute. Hofmann is a board member of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers (BAP) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).
Enrique Sanchez serves as the regional head of Adecco Iberia & South America, a position he has held since October 2009. Sanchez joined Adecco Spain in 1993 as branch manager. In 1995, he became regional manager of the Central Region. Two years later, he was appointed operations manager, and in 2001 president and general manager of Adecco Spain and Portugal. From 2003 to 2005, Sanchez was general manager for Spain and Portugal, and was also responsible for the development of the company in Latin America and Eastern Europe. In 2005, he returned to Spain, becoming responsible for Adecco Group Iberia.
Simon Wassall has been with Harvey Nash for more than 20 years and joined the PLC 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 advertising and marketing company.