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Giles Daubeney

Giles Daubeney

After working in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Ltd. and Badenoch & Clark Ltd., Giles Daubeney joined Robert Walters plc in 1988. From 1990 to 1994 he was based in Amsterdam and was responsible for the group’s Dutch and Belgian operations. Daubeney was appointed to the role of chief operating officer in 1999, and was appointed(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

Ann Swain has been the chief executive of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies since 1999. The trade body supports the needs of recruitment firms operating in professional staffing sectors in the UK, Asia Pacific and Germany. Swain has more than 20 years’ recruitment experience and is a leading commentator on professional recruitment trends, the(…)

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.

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(…)

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(…)

Peter Searle

Peter Searle

Peter Searle rejoined Adecco in October 2009 as regional head of U.K. and Ireland. He firstjoined the Adecco Group with its 1999 acquisition of The Delphi Group, of which he was group managing director. Searle was responsible for Adecco’s Ajilon offices in Europe and APAC. In 2005, he became CEO of Adecco UK. From 2006,(…)

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson is an executive board director for the PageGroup. He joined the company as a consultant in London in 1995 and was appointed director of Michael Page UK Sales in 1997, then managing director in 2002. In 2006, he was appointed regional managing director for Michael Page UK sales, marketing and retail. In 2009,(…)

Ann Swain

Ann Swain

Ann Swain has been the CEO of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) since 1999 when it was established as a trade body focusing on technology staffing companies. In 2009, the organisation broadened its offering to provide specialist support and a voice for recruitment firms operating in professional staffing sectors in the UK and(…)