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Our Company  Board of Directors

Julie Baddeley

Julie Baddeley

Chairman

Julie was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board in September 2011 and as Chairman of the Nomination Committee in June 2013.

Julie has extensive experience as both executive and non-executive directors of UK quoted companies and public sector organisations. Previous roles include Partner at Accenture, Executive Director of Woolwich plc, Non-Executive Director of the BOC Group plc, Greggs plc, Camelot Group plc, Yorkshire Building Society and the Department of Health.

Julie is also a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed marketing analytics company Ebiquity plc and Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, where she is leading a programme to engage business leaders in tackling climate change.

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

Albert was first appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in February 2000 and subsequently as Chief Executive Officer in June 2005.

Albert has been a Director in the Company for nearly 20 years, he has an immense understanding of the Harvey Nash business and culture. Albert is also a Trustee of Asia House and was previously Finance Director at Hays plc.

Mark Garratt

Mark Garratt

Group Finance Director

Mark was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in April 2017.

Mark has worked in the finance sector for over 30 years, with experience in M&A, financing, IT change programmes and central service leadership. Previous roles include: Global CFO – Ingeus Group, Group Finance Director – National Fostering Agency Group (PE backed) and Group Corporate Finance Director and Divisional CFO at Cordant Group plc.

Presently, Mark is in his second three-year term as Independent Expert Member of the London School of Economics Audit Committee.

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

European Managing Director

Simon was appointed to the Board as European Managing Director in October 2005.

Simon has worked for Harvey Nash for nearly 25 years and is responsible for UK and European technology recruitment operations.

Ian Davies

Ian Davies

Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee

Ian was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman in September 2010. Since June 2013 Ian has been Senior Independent Director of the Board.

Ian has significant listed Board experience, and was formerly an Audit Partner at Coopers & Lybrand.

Ian is deputy Chairman for BMT Group Limited.

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and member of the ICAEW Council.

David Bezem

David Bezem

Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2013 and as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in September 2014.

Previously, David was an investment banker for more than 25 years, advising both quoted and private companies, with a focus on the support services sector including staffing and recruitment businesses.

David is also a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of Focusrite Plc. David qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co in London.

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Non-Executive Director

Kevin was appointed as Non-Executive Director to the Board in May 2014.

Kevin has broad outsourcing industry experience, across both public and private sectors. His previous roles include: Chief Executive – Support Services Division, Babcock International, Business Development Director, Unicorn/Service Group International (‘SGI’) and Managing Director, Facilities Management Division, Serco Group plc.

Kevin is a Member of the Council of Brunel University, Chairman of the Capital Projects Committee and member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Finance Committees.

Adrian Gunn

Non-Executive Director

Adrian was appointed as Nominee Non-Executive Director to the Board in September 2017.

Adrian has over 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. He was previously CEO of Gattaca plc (formerly Matchtech Group).

Adrian is currently working as a Non-Executive Director for Reach South Academy Trust and provides advisory support to two private recruitment firms.