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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.(…)

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox

Alistair Cox is chief executive of Hays, which had revenue of £3,697 million in its last financial year. He has been CEO since 2007. Prior to Hays, he was chief executive at Xansa plc from 2002. Cox is also a non-executive director of 3i Group plc. He is a chartered engineer and has an MBA(…)

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis 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 chief financial officer and then CEO in 2005. In 1998 he joined Harvey Nash from Hays plc. Prior to that he worked in(…)

Robert Walters

Robert Walters

After three years at Touche Ross, Robert Walters joined the recruitment firm Michael Page as one of its very first employees. Following an eight-year period that included setting up the firm’s New York office, he returned to London and established Robert Walters in 1985, specialising in junior to middle management professional positions.

Kevin Barrow

Kevin Barrow

Kevin Barrow is a partner with law fi rm Osborne Clarke. Since 1990, he has advised staffing companies on all types of legal work, including commercial deals, international joint ventures and M&A. His multi-country team works for more than 100 hirers and suppliers on market-leading UK, EU and international flexible workforce (MSP, RPO and VMS)(…)

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

In October 2016, Matthew Taylor was appointed to lead an independent review into modern employment in the UK. The resulting “Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices,” published in July, considered the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations and how to address future(…)

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(…)

Charles-Henri Dumon

Charles-Henri Dumon

Charles-Henri Dumon founded Morgan Philips in 2013. In 2018, the group acquired Hudson Global’s recruitment and talent management activities in Europe (except for the Benelux countries). Dumon also this year announced plans to create a talent management consulting firm, Morgan Philips Hudson Talent Consulting, in the UK, France, Spain and Poland. Prior to founding the(…)

Gary Elden

Gary Elden

Gary Elden has been CEO of SThree since January 2013 after serving as its deputy CEO since May 2012. Prior to that, Elden was SThree’s chief strategy officer. He has held a number of senior positions, including that of founding managing director of Huxley Associates. As chief strategy officer, he was responsible for the expansion(…)

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham is CEO of PageGroup, one of the largest staffing firms globally. The group now employs 7,000 people in 36 countries. He joined the company in 1987 — when it was still known as Michael Page — as a consultant, and became operating director in 1990. He was appointed executive director of UK operations in 2001,(…)