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Harvey Nash appoints industry expert to enhance Leadership Services

Harvey Nash Group plc, a global provider of professional recruitment and outsourcing services, announces the appointment of Lucy McGee to head up the Leadership Services practice within their Executive Search division. 

LONDON, March 14, 2012

Lucy was a director of Europe's largest psychometric test service provider and business psychology firm, and, before that, was part of the European management team of a US-headquartered HR consulting firm whose clients were major multinationals. 

More recently, Lucy was a director of one of London's largest mental health trusts, where she led the development and implementation of organisation-wide vision and values, and produced the Trust's first marketing strategy. 

Lucy is a respected commentator on selection and talent management issues, has written for the IoD and the Economist Intelligence Unit, spoken on the BBC and at CBI and CIPD events, and been extensively quoted in the HR press. 

Nigel Parslow, UK Managing Director, Harvey Nash Executive Search said: "Lucy brings the experience and knowledge we need to help us better support all our clients in building their leadership talent. She combines broad-based business experience and deep understanding of talent management, having been both strategist and business leader in a number of organisations. This, combined with a track record of significantly developing leadership capacity with a wide range of UK and international clients, means that we're delighted to welcome her to Harvey Nash Group to energise our leadership services business."

Lucy said: "There are very few organisations that can offer the balance of a truly entrepreneurial culture with values-based leadership, but Harvey Nash certainly does. Its focus on service and long-term relationships is one of the reasons it's still a fast-growing company and I look forward to being part of the team in this dynamic, client-centred environment. To match our broad client base - from SMEs to Fortune 500 and FTSE businesses - we will have a menu of offerings so that we can work flexibly with clients to meet their needs."

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Media Relations contacts:

Rob Grimsey, Director, Harvey Nash
Direct: +44(0) 20 7333 1543 or Email: robert.grimsey@harveynash.com

About Harvey Nash Leadership Services

As part of one of the UK's leading executive search firms, Harvey Nash Leadership Services helps a broad base of international clients take the risk out of their people and recruitment decisions. Our business-minded practitioners use an array of assessment tools to provide rich and objective information about an individual or a team that complements our clients' own insights, and helps fast-track successful candidates' on-boarding and development. From evaluating executive talent and checking for cultural fit, through assessing potential, to auditing a senior team's ability to execute a new strategy, Harvey Hash Leadership Services gives our clients assurance that they're building truly world-class leadership capability. 

About Harvey Nash Executive Search

Harvey Nash's Executive Search division is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading organisations and for over two decades we have helped them attract, engage and retain the very best executive and non-executive talent. With clients ranging from FTSE / Fortune 100 and public sector to small enterprises and start ups, we have built an international reputation for our collaborative, open and innovative approach to business. 

From initial executive search strategy formulation through to successful appointment, we deliver tangible results. We have outstanding global reach and deep industry expertise delivered through sector specific practices. Our ability to deliver diverse shortlists through a wide ranging candidate networks and our refreshing approach to business, explains why clients use us again and again. Whether you are looking to introduce a new seat on the Board, replace a key executive who is leaving, or bring in fresh talent for a major transformation programme, Harvey Nash Executive Search's experience, reach and enthusiasm builds world-class leadership teams.

Find out more: www.harveynash.com/executive