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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, the specialist recruitment outsourcing business of Impellam. Blockley has 20 years of recruitment outsourcing and managed service expertise, covering MSP and RPO design, planning and implementation. Blockley is also an executive board member of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. He joined Guidant in 2014 as client solutions director and was promoted to managing director in May 2017.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham is CEO of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms globally. PageGroup has won awards worldwide as a great place to work, was rewarded for Best Diversity Initiative at the CIPD People Management Awards in 2014 and recognised as the Most Socially Engaged Recruiter 2015 by LinkedIn. Ingham joined the company in 1987,(…)

Gerry Mason

Gerry Mason

Gerry Mason trained as a design engineer at Salford Technical College in the mid-1950s before emigrating to Toronto, Canada, where he studied mechanical engineering at the Ryson Institute for Technology. He then founded Morson in 1969, which he led until turning control over to his son, Ged Mason, in 1999 (see separate entry). He continues(…)

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(…)

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed is chairman of REED, which was founded by his father, Sir Alec Reed, in 1960. The company has 2,883 permanent employees working across 456 business units in 137 locations worldwide. Reed is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was formerly an associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit(…)

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 U.K. & 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, plus New Zealand in 1999, Hong Kong and China in 2006, Japan and Singapore in 2007 and Malaysia in 2012. In(…)