Our Company Board of Directors
Julie Baddeley is the Non-Executive Chair. Appointed in September 2011, Julie is Chair of the Board and the Nomination Committee. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Ebiquity plc, Chrysalis VCT plc and Chairman of Sustain Limited, a leading environmental consultancy.
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.
Group Finance Director
Richard Ashcroft has a thirty-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.
European Managing Director
Simon Wassall has been with the group for over 21 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 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, and Chairman of their Audit Committee and Employee Benefits Trust. He is also Chair of the ICAEW Remuneration Committee.
David Bezem is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed in June 2013. He took over as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in September 2014. David is also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Focusrite plc. David is a qualified chartered accountant and has more than 25 years’ experience providing corporate finance advice, focussing on the support services and media sectors.
Kevin Thomas is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed in May 2014. Kevin sat on the Board of Babcock International Group plc as Chief Executive of their Support Services Division until 31 December 2015 and will continue as Non-Executive Chairman of Parent Body Organisation boards of Babcock’s nuclear joint ventures. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Freeman of the City of London.