Margriet Spijker is CEO of the Dutch staffing company Timing, a part of ADG Group. Timing ranks third on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 List of Largest Staffing Firms in the Netherlands. Spijker has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and employment services industry. She joined the company as a consultant in 1988 and has fulfilled various management positions, including deputy manager and general manager. ADG Group acquired staffing firm In Person last year, which also came under her supervision.
Anne Heraty has been CEO of Cpl Resources plc since founding the company in 1989. Ireland’s largest recruitment company now counts 22 brands and 48 offices in several countries. Revenue for the last six months of 2018 increased 9% year over year to €278.6 million and gross profit increased 15% to €46.4 million. Heraty last year helped launch Open Doors, a group focused on increasing access to the labour market for marginalised groups. Cpl Resources last year was named one of the best large workplaces in Ireland at the Great Place to Work awards for the fifth consecutive year and won the Best Company Social Responsibility Award at the 2018 NRF Awards.
Jean-François Denoy, managing director for Manpower France since 2012, has contributed to the firm through various roles during his career with Manpower, alternating operational management responsibilities with positions in the human resources department. He returned to the HR organisation in 2000 to take charge of the training department, then of career management and HR development. Denoy served as HR director from 2006 to 2010 and was appointed HR & Services managing director of ManpowerGroup France in 2011, taking over responsibility for operational support in charge of the back office and information system of Manpower.
Richard MacMillan is CEO of ICS Group, the largest healthcare staffing firm in Europe. He led ICS Group’s 2018 acquisition of London-based ProClinical Limited, establishing the group’s global presence in life sciences staffing and creating the platform to expand its healthcare workforce solutions across Europe and the US. MacMillan is working with the wider ICS team to support digital enablement and application of data throughout the business. This strategy fueled initiatives across the group since mid-2018, including the launch of new digital therapy and diagnostics services. MacMillan joined Pulse, a trading division of ICS, in 2006 as CEO; Pulse merged with ICS in 2010 and he has led the business since then.
Stefano Scabbio, president of Southern and Eastern Europe for ManpowerGroup and global brand leader for ManpowerGroup Solutions, is passionate about helping people become more employable and developing in-demand skills while connecting businesses with the talent they need to succeed. He was appointed president of Mediterranean, Northern and Eastern Europe for ManpowerGroup in June 2017, responsible for driving innovative solutions, including digital, while leading the company’s largest region. Scabbio regularly leads discussions on workforce strategy, skills development and upskilling people in Europe for the digital age, including at the World Economic Forum annual meeting and in media including Financial Times, Reuters and Bloomberg.
Peter Holliday became chairman of Intelligent Resource when it rebranded from Sopra Steria in September 2019. He was managing director of Sopra Steria since 2008, at which point his focus was on continuously aligning the company’s organisational model, capabilities and people development to the needs of the customer. He pioneered the “Optimum Vendor Recruitment” managed recruitment model which enables the recruitment model to be tailored to each client’s specific circumstances. He is currently chair of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Having led multiple APSCo Award wins for Sopra Steria Recruitment, he is now engaged in challenging complex and impractical legislative impacts and helping disabled job seekers find work within his business.
Paul Venables for the past 13 years has served as group finance director of international recruitment firm Hays, which SIA ranks as the sixth-largest global staffing firm based on 2017 revenue. He was also senior independent nonexecutive director of Wincanton plc until July 2015. Prior to Hays, Venables spent 13 years at Exel plc, where he held senior finance and operational roles, including as deputy group finance director, and was a member of the executive board of Exel plc and chairman of its acquisitions and project review board. Following the acquisition of Exel plc by Deutsche Post, Venables worked in its DHL Logistics division before joining Hays.
Hans Ploos van Amstel joined The Adecco Group as CFO and a member of its executive committee in 2015. Before joining The Adecco Group, he was CFO of Cofra Group from 2009 to 2013, before acting as co-CEO of C&A Europe for a transition period until 2015. He started his career in finance at Procter & Gamble in the Netherlands in 1989. Between 1992 and 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility in Procter & Gamble across Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2003, he joined Levi Strauss & Co. in Belgium as VP of finance and operation Europe, and moved to the US as global CFO in 2005.
Roland Gomez runs Proman, which was founded in France in 1990 by his parents. In 2018, Proman had €1.93 billion in turnover. Gomez joined the family group in 1993 at the end of his studies. He held several key positions until he was appointed CEO in 2003. He continues the organic rollout in France and develops the business internationally. Under his leadership, the first strategic acquisitions abroad began in 2012. Since then, he has accelerated the growth of the company by focusing on preserving the company’s historical values, the human, the proximity and the responsiveness.
Mark Dorman became CEO of global STEM recruitment company SThree plc in March 2019. He joined SThree from McGraw Hill Education, where, as president of higher education, international and professional for five years, he increased the market share of the business and improved profitability. Prior to joining McGraw Hill, he was VP of Wolters Kluwer’s legal markets group and then CEO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. He also spent three years in the British Army’s Corps of Royal Military Police, before going on to hold senior roles at LexisNexis UK, where he was head of strategy, and Gartner Inc., where he was head of global product management.