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Sir Alec Reed

Sir Alec Reed

Sir Alec Reed, CBE, FCMA, founded REED in 1960. In 1972, he founded the Reed Business School and in 1995, he launched reed.co.uk, one of the leading job sites in the U.K. He also has launched various charities, including Womankind Worldwide, Ethiopiaid and the Big Give. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of(…)

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft is an international businessman, author, philanthropist and pollster. Ashcroft was appointed non executive chairman of Impellam Group plc in December 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(…)

Seb O’Connell

Seb O’Connell

Managing director of Europe and Asia Pacific and a member of the Cielo Global executive team, Seb O’Connell challenges accepted norms of RPO and plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of this global RPO leader. He is passionate about truly understanding the root of the talent acquisition challenges and ambitions of his(…)

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson is an executive board director for the PageGroup. He is responsible for all Michael Page, Page Executive and Page Personnel operations in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Middle East and South Africa. Prior to this he was regional managing director for Michael Page UK. Watson joined the company as a consultant in London in(…)

James Kelly

James Kelly

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(…)

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 U.S. 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.

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall has been with Harvey Nash for more than 20 years and joined the 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 newly acquired(…)

Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Robert Scott is group managing director of Rullion, which had revenue of £278 million in its latest reported year. The company operates in the engineering, IT, construction, commercial and industrial sectors and has 260 staff across 25 offices nationwide.

Andrew Hogarth

Andrew Hogarth

Andrew Hogarth is CEO of Staffline, which had revenue of £416 million in its latest financial year. He has been with the company since 2002. ISIS funded the buy in/management buyout of the firm in 2000 and introduced Hogarth as finance director. Hogarth helped float the firm on AIM in 2004 and has been chief(…)

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

In October 2016, Matthew Taylor was appointed to lead an independent review into modern employment in the UK. The resulting “Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices,” published in July, considered the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations and how to address future(…)