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Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson’s recruitment career started in 1979 and took off when she founded her own recruitment business, The Agency, in 1986. In 1996, she took the helm of another recruitment firm, Tate, which she sold alongside The Agency in 2000 to Carlisle Staffing Services. Robertson then held several managing director roles within the Carlisle group.(…)

Giles Daubeney

Giles Daubeney

As deputy CEO of Robert Walters plc, Giles Daubeney joined the company in 1988. Prior to Robert Walters, Daubeney worked in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Ltd. and Badenoch & Clark Ltd. At Robert Walters, Daubeney was based in Amsterdam from 1990 to 1994 and was responsible for the group’s Dutch and Belgian operations. Daubeney was appointed to the role of COO in 1999, and(…)

Melanie Forbes

Melanie Forbes

Melanie Forbes, CEO of Guidant Group, inspires and motivates teams to maximise performance and achieve strategic objectives. She is also committed to challenging the norm in the wider recruitment industry. A passionate promoter of gender equality and disability inclusion in the recruitment sector and beyond, Forbes has championed initiatives such as Keeping Woman In (KWI),(…)

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

Albert 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 CFO and then became CEO in 2005. In 1998 he joined Harvey Nash from Hays plc. Prior to that he worked in the accounting(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Peter Searle

Peter Searle

Peter Searle rejoined Adecco in October 2009 as regional head of UK and Ireland. He first joined 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(…)

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(…)

Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap is managing director of Hays UK & Ireland and chairman of Hays Asia Pacific. Heap has been with the company since 1988. In 1997, he was appointed managing director of Hays Australia, adding New Zealand in 1999, Hong Kong and China in 2006, Japan and Singapore in 2007 and Malaysia in 2012. In(…)