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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.(…)

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall has been with Harvey Nash for more than 15 years and is responsible for the U.K. and European IT 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 advertising and marketing company.

Andrew Hogarth

Andrew Hogarth

Andrew Hogarth is CEO of Staffline, which supplies up to 35,000 workers daily to more than 1,300 clients. Staffline also provides services to the UK government-funded Welfare to Work and Skills arena. Hogarth has been with the company since 2002. Private equity firm Living Bridge funded the management buyout of the firm in 2000 and(…)

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 Exel plc for 13 years before to its purchase by Deutsche Post and DHL Logistics in 2006. 2016

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(…)

Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap

Nigel Heap joined Hays UK in 1988 as a trainee consultant. By 1997, he was managing director of Hays Australia, and consequently expanded operations to New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. In 2006, he was appointed managing director of Asia Pacific and has been managing director of the UK and Ireland, and(…)

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(…)

Giles Daubeney

Giles Daubeney

After working in recruitment for Accountancy Selection Ltd. and Badenoch & Clark Ltd., Giles Daubeney joined the Robert Walters plc in 1988. From 1990 to 1994, he was based in Amsterdam and was responsible for the Robert Walters’s Dutch and Belgian operations.Daubeney became COO in 1999, and was appointed to the board in July 2000.

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

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

Johnathan Johnson

Johnathan Johnson

Johnathan Johnson is the chief executive officer of Fircroft. Johnson joined Fircroft in 1997 as a consultant and was promoted to operations director for the IT, commercial and rail sectors in 2001. Since taking the helm in 2005 from his father and company founder John Johnson, he has overseen the global expansion of the company.(…)