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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(…)

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(…)

James Caan

James Caan

James Caan made his fortune through the global, multi-million pound success of his companies Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004, he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw, which has more than 20 recruitment companies in its portfolio. He is best known for being on the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and more recently, The(…)

James Kelly

James Kelly

James Kelly joined technology recruitment specialist Lorien Resourcing as CEO in August 2008. He has successfully guided Lorien through a period of rapid growth during which revenues increased from £147 million to £296 million and both contract and permanent placement numbers have doubled. With Lorien, Kelly has sold and delivered large-scale managed service and recruitment(…)

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)(…)

Neil Carberry

Neil Carberry

Neil Carberry was appointed chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018, having been managing director of the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. In 1999, Carberry began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before earning a(…)

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(…)

Nicola McQueen

Nicola McQueen

CEO of Affinity Workforce, Nicola McQueen has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 20 years, first joining Hays then moving to Capita. By 2010, she was appointed as managing director of Capita Resourcing and significantly grew the business, launching new services internationally and integrating strategic acquisitions to enhance the existing proposition. In 2016, McQueen was appointed as executive director of the Workplace(…)

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 newly acquired advertising and marketing company. Wassall is(…)

Alan Savage

Alan Savage

As a mechanical technician, Alan Savage worked his way through the engineering ranks. Following a stint as a sales and marketing consultant, he formed Orion Group in 1987 to provide personnel to the booming engineering sector. Based in Inverness, Orion Group employs 375 staff across its 57 offices worldwide and manages more than 4,000 contractors(…)