Irish

Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair

Alexander Mann Solutions
Founder and CEO

CEO Rosaleen Blair founded Alexander Mann Solutions in 1996 with an ambition to revolutionise and professionalise the way blue-chip multinationals attract, engage and retain top talent, while helping the best people in business achieve their fullest potential. The company now employs 4,000 people in more than 80 countries worldwide. Acquired by New Mountain Capital in 2013 for £260 million, AMS was then acquired by OMERS Private Markets in 2018 for £820 million. Recognised as an industry leader and entrepreneur, Blair has won numerous awards including Strategic Leader of the Year from National Outsourcing Awards in 2015, and most recently the Recruiter Magazine Impact Award in 2017. Additionally, Blair enthusiastically supports organisations including Everywoman and Barclays LifeSkills and invests her time and resources in entrepreneurs and small businesses through coaching, investment, sponsorship and mentoring.

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty

CPL Resources PLC
CEO

Anne Heraty is the co-founder major and stakeholder and CEO of CPL Resources plc.In 1989, Heraty and Keith O’Malley founded Computer Placement Ltd., which placed people at IT companies setting up businesses in Ireland. In 1992, she became sole shareholder. In 1996, Heraty’s husband, Paul Carrol, joined the group and in 1999 they took CPL to the Irish and London stock markets, making Heraty the first female CEO of an Irish company floated on the stock exchange. In 2006, she won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Ireland.

Shona McManus

Shona McManus

Osborne
CEO

Shona McManus is CEO and owner of Osborne. Under McManus’ leadership, Osborne has more than quadrupled turnover, profits and headcount and has become a certified Great Place to Work. Over her 18 years in the recruitment industry, McManus has successfully led and transformed recruitment businesses in both multinational and indigenous Irish recruitment firms. Since taking the helm of Osborne in 2013, she guided it through the still-rocky economy to see it emerge in a strong market position. In January 2019, Osborne opened its sixth operation with a new office in Cork. McManus is also president of the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce.

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

National Recruitment Federation
Chief Executive

Geraldine King joined the National Recruitment Federation in 2009 and as its chief executive is responsible for running the NRF office and all divisions of the Federation. King led the lobbying effort that resulted in the awarding of the first apprenticeship programme for recruiters on the national academic framework, in partnership with the National College of Ireland. She is also a member of the MBA panel of interviewers for Dublin City University and a recent board member of the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, King was a guest speaker at the World Employment Confederation. Prior to joining NRF, she worked at Grafton Recruitment as a branch manager.

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty

Cpl Resources
CEO

Anne Heraty is CEO of Cpl Resources plc., a provider of workforce solutions, specialist recruitment, managed services and outsourcing. The company has annual turnover of more than €455 million, more than 670 traditional employees and a weekly average of more than 12,000 temp/contract staff under management in customer sites. Cpl has grown through both strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Most recently, Heraty was recognised as the Business & Finance “Business Person of the Year 2014” and Cpl was ranked as “Best Place to Work 2016” in the large organisation category. Heraty is the president of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation and the chair of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Ireland.

Shona McManus

Shona McManus

Osborne Recruitment
CEO and Owner

Shona McManus is CEO and owner of Osborne. Over her 18 years in the recruitment industry, McManus has successfully led and transformed recruitment businesses in both multinational and indigenous Irish recruitment firms. Since taking the helm of Osborne in April 2013, she guided it through the still-rocky economy to see it emerge in a strong market position. Osborne has more than quadrupled turnover, profits and headcount in the most recent years and has become a certified Great Place to Work. In 2018, Osborne opened two new branches, including its first international office in Toronto. McManus is also president of the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce.

Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair

Alexander Mann Solutions
CEO

Rosaleen Blair is chief executive officer of Alexander Mann Solutions. She has worked in the recruitment industry since 1990 and established Alexander Mann Solutions as an autonomous division of the Alexander Mann Group in 1996. Blair is widely credited as the pioneer of recruitment process outsourcing in Europe. In 2007, she led the management buyout backed by Graphite Capital and stayed with the firm after it was sold to New Mountain Capital for almost €315 million in 2013.

Anne Heraty

Anne Heraty

Cpl Resources
CEO

Anne Heraty is CEO of Cpl Resources plc., a provider of workforce solutions, specialist recruitment, managed services and outsourcing. With annual turnover of more than €433 million, the company has more than 670 traditional employees. In any one week, Cpl also has more than 12,000 temp/contract staff under management in customer sites. Cpl has grown through both strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Most recently, Heraty was recognised as the Business & Finance ‘Business Person of the Year 2014’ and Cpl was ranked as ‘Best Place to Work 2016’ in the large organisation category. Heraty is the president of Irish Business and Employers Confederation and also the chair for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Ireland.

Linda Galipeau

Linda Galipeau

Randstad
CEO, Randstad North America; Member of the Board of Directors

In 2012, Linda Galipeau was appointed to Randstad’s executive board and is the only woman on it. In the same year, she was designated as CEO of Randstad North America. She is responsible for Randstad’s operations in the US, Canada and Ireland, as well as Monster Worldwide, RiseSmart and Randstad Sourceright. Galipeau also chairs the Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate venture fund that invests in early stage HR technology companies. Her career in the staffing industry began as a permanent placement consultant in 1988. In 1995 she joined Randstad as a district manager in the US, and founded the company’s Canada operations in 1997. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Galipeau supports Randstad’s Hire Hope programme, which assists underserved and at-risk women with career-readiness training, apprenticeship programmes and employment services.

Geraldine King

Geraldine King

National Recruitment Federation
Chief Executive

Since joining the National Recruitment Federation in 2009, Geraldine King has focused on expanding its services to members. She also introduced the accredited certificate in recruitment practice to the Irish recruitment industry. King envisions a full academic career path for recruitment. She led the NRF to develop the first-ever undergraduate degree for recruiters, which will be available as of January 2020. Her mission is to have an accredited academic career path to the master’s level, making recruitment a career of choice on the prospectus of third-level institutions. In 2018, she was awarded the James Kilbaine award for outstanding contribution to the recruitment industry.

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