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James Reed

James Reed

James Reed is the chairman of the REED group of companies, which was founded by James’s father, Sir Alec Reed (see separate entry), in 1960. The company has 3,000 permanent employees working across 417 business units in 158 locations worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and was(…)

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and by 1983 progressed to the boardroom as commercial director. From 1983 to 2000, Watson was responsible for the formation of a corporate business team and turnover grew tenfold to £323 million from £32 million. In 2000, Watson was named managing director and then became chairperson(…)

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

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(…)

Kevin Green

Kevin Green

Kevin Green is CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the professional body for the UK’s £35.1 billion recruitment industry. Green joined the REC in 2008, having been HR director at Royal Mail Letters division, where he was responsible for all people-related issues for the business with its 165,000 employees. The REC is committed to(…)

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,(…)

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(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, was appointed non-executive chairman of Impellam Group, which had revenue of £1.7 billion in its last financial year. He is a successful businessman, philanthropist, pollster and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party between 2005 and 2010. In 2010, his 57% holding of Impellam was transferred to his children and(…)

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed is chairman of the Reed Global group of companies, which was founded by Reed’s father, Sir Alec Reed, in 1960. The company has 2,931 permanent employees working across 456 business units in 134 locations worldwide. Reed is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and was formerly an associate(…)

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 Exel plc for 13 years before to its purchase by Deutsche Post and DHL Logistics in 2006. 2016

Kevin Green

Kevin Green

Kevin Green is chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the U.K.’s £26.5 billion recruitment industry. Green joined the REC in 2008, having been HR director at Royal Mail where he was responsible for all people related issues for the business with its 165,000 employees. The REC is committed(…)