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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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham is chief executive of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms in Europe. He joined the company in 1987,when it was still known as Michael Page, as a consultant.He was promoted to operating director in 1990 and then to the board as executive director of UK operations in 2001. He became managing director(…)

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham is CEO of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms globally. PageGroup has won awards worldwide as a top place to work. It was rewarded for Best Diversity Initiative at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s People Management Awards in 2014 and recognised as the Most Socially Engaged Recruiter 2015 by LinkedIn.(…)

Ged Mason

Ged Mason

Ged Mason is CEO of Morson, a UK-based technical staffing firm. He joined the company in 1986 and took over as managing director in 1999 from his father, Gerry Mason, with backing from Barclays Private Equity. The company was floated on AIM in 2006 and taken private again in 2012. Morson Group added Vital Human(…)

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(…)

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).

Tobias Read

Tobias Read

Tobias Read was appointed CEO of Swift Worldwide Resources in August 2010. With more than a decade of experience in the staffing industry, Read has helped develop Swift into one of the world’s largest suppliers of talent to the oil and gas sector. Based in Houston, he is a frequent visitor to Swift’s customers and operations in all Swift’s global(…)

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(…)