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Nick Cox

Nick Cox

Nick Cox became Hays’ managing director for Continental Europe and Rest of the World (CERoW), in 2006, reporting directly to the CEO. As one of Hay’s three operating divisions, CERoW comprises 22 countries out of 32 in the Group. Cox joined Hays in 1983 working in the accountancy and finance/banking division as a recruitment consultant,(…)

Giles Daubeney

Giles Daubeney

Giles Daubeney is COO of Robert Walters. He joined the group in 1988, after working in recruitment for Accountancy SelectionLimited and Badenock& Clark Ltd. From 1990 to 1994, he was based in Amsterdam and responsible for the Robert Walters Dutch and Belgian operations. Daubeney was appointed to his currentrole in 1999, and was appointed to(…)

Gary Elden

Gary Elden

Gary Elden has been CEO of SThree since January 2013 after serving as its deputy CEO since May 2012. Prior to that, Elden was SThree’s chief strategy officer. He has held a number of senior positions, including that of founding managing director of Huxley Associates. As chief strategy officer, he was responsible for the expansion(…)

Ged Mason

Ged Mason

Ged Mason is CEO of Morson, a UK-based technical staffing firm. He joined the company in 1986 and took over as managing director in 1999 from his father, Gerry Mason, with backing from Barclays Private Equity. The company was floated on AIM in 2006 and taken private again in 2012. Morson Group added Vital Human(…)

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann is chief executive officer of the Cordant Group, which had revenue of £490 million in its latest reported year. The company provides security, cleaning and recruitment services, was originally founded in 1959 by Jack Ullman (as Securiplan) and continues to be owned and run by the Ullmann family.

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis is CEO of the Harvey Nash Group, which had revenue of nearly £700 million in its most recent fiscal year. Ellis was originally appointed to the board in 2000 as chief financial officer and then CEO in 2005. In 1998 he joined Harvey Nash from Hays plc. Prior to that he worked in(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, is a successful businessman, philanthropist and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party between 2005 and 2010. His many business interests include U.K. staffing firm Impellam, which had revenue of £1.2 billion in its last financial year. In 2010 his 57 percent holding, via the Lombard Trust, was transferred to(…)

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

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(…)

Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap

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 and has been managing director of the UK and Ireland, and(…)

Alan Savage

Alan Savage

Alan Savage established the Orion Group in 1987. As a mechanical technician he worked his way through the ranks of engineering. Following a stint as a sales and marketing consultant, he formed the Orion Group to provide personnel to the booming engineering sector. Savage is a former chairman of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club and(…)