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Board of Directors

Julie Baddeley

Julie Baddeley

Non-Executive Chair

Julie Baddeley is the Non-Executive Chair. Appointed in September 2011, Julie is Chair of the Board and the Remuneration Committee. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Chrysalis VCT plc and Chairman of Sustain Limited, a leading environmental consultancy.

Albert Ellis

Albert Ellis

Chief Executive

Albert Ellis is the Chief Executive. Previously Group Finance Director, he was appointed Chief Executive in April 2005. He joined the Group in 1998 from Hays Plc where he was divisional Finance Director.

Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

Group Finance Director

Richard Ashcroft has a twenty-year track record of senior financial positions in a number of UK public and private companies, mostly in the professional services sector. During his successful career Richard has held senior finance roles with Vinten Group PLC, Michael Page International PLC, Denplan Limited, Mast International Group PLC and High Performance Coaching Limited. Richard was appointed Group Finance Director in November 2005.

Simon Wassall

Simon Wassall

European Managing Director

Simon Wassall has been with the group for over 15 years and is responsible for the UK and European IT recruitment operations. Prior to joining Harvey Nash, Simon opened several new operations for Austin Benn, and this led to his Board appointment to a newly acquired advertising and marketing company within their Group.

Ian Davies

Ian Davies

Non-Executive Director

Ian Davies MBA FCA CF is a Non-Executive Director. Appointed in September 2010 he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. He is currently Deputy Chairman of BMT Group Limited, Senior Independent Director at ICAEW and Chair of the ICAEW Remuneration Committee.

David Bezem

David Bezem

Non-Executive Director

David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2013. He has more than 25 years’ experience providing corporate finance advice, focussing on the support services and media sectors. Most recently David was a Managing Director in Altium's corporate finance business and prior to that of Close Brothers Corporate Finance. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. 

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Non-Executive Director

Kevin Thomas was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2014. Kevin is also a main Board Director of FTSE 100 business, Babcock International.