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Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

Impellam Group
CEO

Julia Robertson was appointed CEO of the Impellam Group in April 2013. She joined Carlisle in 2000 following the acquisition of Tate. Following the 2008 Impellam merger, she was appointed as the divisional CEO of Impellam’s U.K. staffing businesses. Prior to Impellam/Carlisle, Robertson was chief executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants (now known as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, a U.K. confederation of staffing firms), the professional body for the U.K. recruitment industry, and founded her own recruitment business, which was sold to Carlisle alongside Tate. Robertson is also a non-executive director, and sits on the board of trustees for Trinity Hospice.

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

PageGroup
CEO

Steve Ingham is CEO of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms globally. The group now employs 7,000 people in 36 countries. He joined the company in 1987 — when it was still known as Michael Page — as a consultant, and became operating director in 1990. He was appointed executive director of UK operations in 2001, became managing director of UK operations in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2006. PageGroup was rewarded for Best Diversity Initiative at the CIPD People Management Awards in 2014 and recognised as LinkedIn’s Most Socially Engaged Recruiter in 2017. Most recently, the company was named as one of the “Best Places to Work in 2018” via the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.

Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap

Hays
Managing Director, Hays UK & Ireland and EMEA

Nigel Heap joined Hays UK in 1988 as a trainee consultant. By 1997, he was managing director of Hays Australia, and consequently expanded operations to New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. In 2006, he was appointed managing director of Asia Pacific. He has been UK & Ireland managing director and chairman of the Asia Pacific business since 2012, and in 2017 also became managing director of Hays’ EMEA business.

Giles Daubeney

Giles Daubeney

Robert Walters
COO

After working in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Ltd. and Badenoch & Clark Ltd., Giles Daubeney joined the Robert Walters plc in 1988. From 1990 to 1994, he was based in Amsterdam and was responsible for the Robert Walters’s Dutch and Belgian operations.Daubeney became COO in 1999, and was appointed to the board in July 2000.

Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

Impellam Group
CEO

Julia Robertson, CEO of the Impellam Group, started her recruitment career in 1979 and founded her own recruitment business, The Agency, in 1986. In 1996, Robertson assumed leadership of Tate, which she sold along with The Agency to Carlisle Staffing Services in 2000. She then held several leadership roles for brands within the Carlisle group, including SRG, Tate and Carlisle Managed Solutions. Following the merger of Carlisle Staffing Services and the Corporate Services Group in 2008, Robertson became divisional CEO of Impellam UK and was appointed group CEO of Impellam Group in 2013. From 1993 to 1996, she was chief executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants, which later merged with the Federation of Recruitment and Employment Services to form REC.

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Impellam Group
Nonexecutive Chairman

Lord Michael Ashcroft is an international businessman, author, philanthropist and pollster. He was appointed nonexecutive chairman of Impellam Group plc in 2014. Ashcroft resigned from the House of Lords in March 2015, stating that his other activities did not permit him “to devote the time that membership of the Lords properly required”. He is the founder and chairman of Crimestoppers, vice patron of the Intelligence Corps Museum, a trustee of Imperial War Museum, a trustee of the Cleveland Clinic in the US, ambassador to SkillForce, a trustee and president of the West India Committee, chairman of the Trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy, and chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK.

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Hays
Chief Executive

Alistair Cox is chief executive of Hays, which had revenue of £3,507 million in its last financial year. He has been CEO since 2007. Prior to Hays, he was chief executive at Xansa plc from 2002. Cox is also a non-executive director of 3i Group plc. He is a chartered engineer and has an MBA from the Stanford Business School in California.

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Hays
CEO

Alistair Cox is chief executive of Hays, which had revenue of £3,697 million in its last financial year. He has been CEO since 2007. Prior to Hays, he was chief executive at Xansa plc from 2002. Cox is also a non-executive director of 3i Group plc. He is a chartered engineer and has an MBA from the Stanford Business School in California.

James Saoulli

James Saoulli

Rullion
CEO

James Saoulli is CEO of Rullion, a role he took in 2017. Over the past two years he has overseen the transformation of Rullion, which has included launching several programmes to modernise and help to enable continued business growth. Saoulli has previously held leadership roles in Rullion Management Services and Rullion Solutions, a managed service and technology arm that he helped launch. Prior to his current role as CEO, Saoulli was group board director of the company where he coordinated strategy, sales and marketing. In 2018, the company launched a new specialist Talent Consultancy division. Rullion ranked fourth on SIA’s list of the largest engineering staffing firms in the UK.

James Kelly

James Kelly

Lorien Resourcing
CEO

James Kelly joined technology recruitment specialist Lorien Resourcing as CEO in August 2008. He has successfully guided Lorien through a period of rapid growth during which revenues increased from £147 million to £296 million and both contract and permanent placement numbers have doubled. With Lorien, Kelly has sold and delivered large-scale managed service and recruitment process outsource solutions for the likes of Fujitsu, Monitise, Phoenix and KPMG. Lorien currently has more than 200 staff members.

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