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Paul Venables

Paul Venables

Paul Venables is group finance director of Hays plc. As a USA-qualified chartered accountant, he started his career as a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche’s US practice. This was followed by a 13-year career at Exel plc, where he held a number of senior finance and operational roles, including deputy group finance director; he(…)

Ged Mason

Ged Mason

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(…)

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 UK, US, 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(…)

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson

Carmen Watson joined Pertemps in 1976 as a secretary and by 1983 had progressed to the boardroom as commercial director. From 1983 to 2000, she was responsible for the formation of a corporate business team and turnover grew tenfold from £32m to £323m. In, 2000,Watson was named managing director and then became chairperson in 2012.(…)

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

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(…)

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

After three years at Touche Ross, Robert Walters joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its first employees. Following an eight-year period during which he set up the firm’s New York office, Walters returned to London and established Robert Walters in 1985, specialising in junior- to middle-management professional positions. The company now operates across 28 countries, employs more than 3,800 people and(…)

Seb O’Connell

Seb O’Connell

As managing director of Europe and Asia Pacific and a member of the Cielo Global executive team, Seb O’Connell helps shape the strategic direction as the company continues to expand. Under his leadership, Cielo in the past two years has opened additional offices in Budapest, Singapore, Manchester and Manila. He joined Cielo in 2015 after serving as managing director for Randstad Sourceright UK. He(…)

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 3,300 permanent employees working across 417 business units in 158 locations worldwide. James Reed is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and was formerly an(…)

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is CEO and founder of de Poel, a vendor-neutral managed service provider in the U.K. He is also a director of Paraplus, an umbrella company. Sanders founded de Poel 10 years ago with Michael Campbell. Prior to that, he worked for Manpower UK and Corporate Services Group plc (now Impellam).

Matthew Rodger

Matthew Rodger

As chief commercial officer of Alexander Mann Solutions, Matthew Rodger is responsible for the performance of the Advanced Workforce Solutions division containing AMS’s most complex outsourcing arrangements. He is also accountable for the commercialisation of all products, services and partnerships and for corporate M&A activity. Rodger joined AMS in 2001 as sales director and has held a number(…)