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Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

CEO of the Impellam Group, Julia Robertson, began her recruitment career in 1979. She founded her own recruitment business, The Agency, in 1986. In 1996, Robertson assumed leadership of Tate, which she sold, alongside The Agency, to Carlisle Staffing Services in 2000. Robertson then held several leadership roles for brands within the Carlisle group, including(…)

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley

Simon Blockley is the managing director of Guidant Group, a recruitment outsourcing provider division of Impellam. Blockley has 20 years of recruitment outsourcing and managed service expertise, covering MSP and RPO design, planning and implementation. Blockley joined Guidant in February 2014 as client solutions director and, after achieving considerable success in this role, was recently promoted to managing director. He is responsible for(…)

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan is managing director, U.K. and South America, with Robert Half International Inc. He trained with Ernst & Young before he joined Robert Half in 1996, where he focused on accounting and finance recruitment, progressing to regional director in 2000 and managing director in 2005. He assumed responsibility for the South American operations last(…)

Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson

Brian Wilkinson is CEO of UK-based specialist engineering and technology recruitment firm Gattaca, having joined the company in December 2013. Gattaca posted turnover of £616.9 million in 2016. Wilkinson has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 35 years and brings extensive international as well as M&A experience to Gattaca. Wilkinson has been an(…)

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan is managing director, UK and South America, with Robert Half International Inc. He trained with Ernst & Young before he joined Robert Half in 1996, where he focused on accounting and finance recruitment, progressing to regional director in 2000 and managing director in 2005. His background in finance has been instrumental in developing(…)

Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Paul Venables has been group finance director of Hays since 2006. He has previously worked at Deloitte and Touche in the US and Exelplc for 13 years prior to its purchase by Deutsche Post and DHL Logistics in 2006. He is also a senior independent director of Wincanton plc.

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

After three years at Touche Ross, Robert Walters joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its first employees. Following an eight-year period during which he set up the firm’s New York office, Walters returned to London and established Robert Walters in 1985, specialising in junior- to middle-management professional positions. The company now operates across(…)

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(…)

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

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,(…)

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown founded Giant Group plc in 1992 and serves as CEO. The company specialises in support services to the contingent labour market including umbrella employment, accounting, cloud based back office software and professional managed services both in the UK and internationally. Turnover is over £275 million and in any week more than 30,000 workers(…)