Ged Mason has been at the helm of the business since 1999, taking over from his father, Gerry Mason, who founded the company in 1969. Ged Mason originally joined Morson in 1986, following university and a role within a technical recruiter in Canada. In 2016, he received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire award, for services to engineering and design in the UK. Morson Group was floated on AIM in 2006 and taken private again in 2012. Morson have made a number of strategic acquisitions, including; Wynnwith (2011), Vital Human Resources (2013), The Bridge (IT Recruitment) in 2017 and CTSNA (North America) and Anderselite in 2018.
Steve Weston is Hays’ chief information officer and global head of Hays Talent Solutions. He joined Hays in 2008 as CIO. Prior to Hays, he was U.K. managing director for Xansa, a publicly quoted outsourcing and technology firm. He has also worked in the manufacturing and financial services sectors.
As deputy CEO of Robert Walters plc, Giles Daubeney works closely with the chairman and the board, taking a more active role in the company’s strategy while also maintaining the responsibilities of his previous COO role. He joined the company in 1988 and became deputy CEO in January 2016. From 1990 to 1994, he was based in Amsterdam and responsible for the group’s Dutch and Belgian operations. Daubeney became COO in 1999, and was appointed to the board in 2000. Prior to Robert Walters, Daubeney worked in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Ltd. and Badenoch & Clark Ltd.
Charles-Henri Dumon founded Morgan Philips in 2013. In 2018, the group acquired Hudson Global’s recruitment and talent management activities in Europe (except for the Benelux countries). Dumon also this year announced plans to create a talent management consulting firm, Morgan Philips Hudson Talent Consulting, in the UK, France, Spain and Poland. Prior to founding the Morgan Philips Group, he worked for 27 years with Michael Page, first as a consultant with Michael Page UK before moving up to leadership positions with Michael Page France and Michael Page International, where he was a member of the board of directors. He left Michael Page in 2013 as managing director of Continental Europe and the Americas.
Alistair Cox is chief executive of Hays, the global recruitment agency, and has held that position since 2007. He began his career at British Aerospace, subsequently moving to Schlumberger in 1982 where he held a number of roles in field engineering, management and research science based in Europe and the USA. After earning his MBA in 1991, he was a manager at McKinsey & Co. before joining Blue Circle Industries plc (now known as Lafarge), initially as group strategy director and then as regional director for Asia. Returning to the UK in 2002, Cox was appointed CEO of Xansa plc, the IT outsourcing organisation, before joining Hays in 2007. He was also a board member of 3i Group plc from 2009 to 2015 and currently serves on the board of food delivery service Just Eat.
Robert Walters established staffing firm Robert Walters in 1985 in London; it specialises in junior-to middle-management professional positions and is one of the largest staffing firms globally. The company now operates across 30 countries, employs more than 4,200 people and had revenue of £1.2 billion in 2018. Walters began his career with Touche Ross, and in 1978 he joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its very first employees. In 1982, he set up Michael Page’s New York office and managed it until 1984. Under his leadership, the Robert Walters company won numerous awards in 2018, including Great Place To Work 2018 and Workplace Transform – Best Workplace Launch Award.
Gary Elden became CEO of SThree in 2013, after serving as its deputy CEO since June 2012. Before 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. Elden joined SThree’s IT recruitment brand, Computer Futures, as a recruitment consultant in 1990 and in 2008 he was appointed to the board. In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Elden an Officer for the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to diversity in business. The year prior, he won the prestigious Black British Business Person of the Year award.
Gary Elden has been CEO of SThree since January 2013 after serving as its deputy CEO since May 2012. Before 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 of the group’s international operations and non-ICT disciplines.
Brian Wilkinson is CEO of Matchtech Group Plc, having joined the company in December 2013. Wilkinson has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 35 years and brings extensive international as well as M&A experience to Matchtech. Wilkinson has been an active proponent of raising standards over that time, serving terms as chairman of both the FRES and the REC. In 2015, he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award by the REC.
Neil Carberry was appointed chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018, having been managing director of the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. In 1999, Carberry began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before earning a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission, where he helps guide pay policy in the UK.