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Seb O’Connell

Seb O’Connell

Managing director of Europe and Asia Pacific and a member of the Cielo Global executive team, Seb O’Connell challenges accepted norms of RPO and plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of this global RPO leader. He is passionate about truly understanding the root of the talent acquisition challenges and ambitions of his(…)

Peter Searle

Peter Searle

Peter Searle rejoined Adecco in October 2009 as regional head of UK and Ireland. He first joined the Adecco Group with its 1999 acquisition of The Delphi Group, of which he was group managing director. Searle was responsible for Adecco’s Ajilon offices in Europe and APAC. In 2005, he became CEO of Adecco UK. From(…)

Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson

CEO of the Impellam Group, Julia Robertson, began her recruitment career in 1979. She founded her own recruitment business, The Agency, in 1986. In 1996, Robertson assumed leadership of Tate, which she sold, alongside The Agency, to Carlisle Staffing Services in 2000. Robertson then held several leadership roles for brands within the Carlisle group, including(…)

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(…)

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 international oil and gas sector 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.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson is an executive board director for the PageGroup. He joined the company as a consultant in London in 1995 and was appointed director of Michael Page UK Sales in 1997, then managing director in 2002. In 2006, he was appointed regional managing director for Michael Page UK sales, marketing and retail. In 2009,(…)

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann

Phillip Ullmann has led the Cordant Group for 22 years in various leadership roles including as CEO and most recently as executive chairman; he now refers to himself as the group’s “chief energiser”. The group ranks in the top 10 of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Largest Staffing Firms in the UK. In 2017, the group announced its new status as a “Social Enterprise” and(…)

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(…)