Ian LawsonNON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Appointed to the Board as Chairman in April 2020, Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees.
Ian brings over 15 years’ public company board-level experience across both the support services and engineering sectors. He retired from Severfield PLC in January 2018 after serving over four years as Chief Executive, and prior to this he was a main board director of Kier Group PLC from 2005 to 2013, with responsibilities for the Services, Property and Residential Divisions. Ian is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Billington Holdings Plc and NJDR Group Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Tolent Plc. Ian is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Albert EllisCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed to the Board in March 2020 and as Chief Executive Officer in October 2020.
Albert brings considerable experience in the staffing and human capital sector having spent over 21 years at Harvey Nash, the technology recruitment and IT solutions group. Albert held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer for 14 years, and prior to that, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Albert also held a number of senior finance roles within Hays Plc, the FTSE 250 recruitment company. Albert is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is also currently a Trustee of Asia House.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Daniel QuintCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Appointed to the Board in May 2020.
Daniel is an experienced CFO and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. With over 10 years’ board level experience with private and public companies, Daniel also spent five years at Robert Walters plc, one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, where he held the role of Finance Director (UK, Middle East and Africa). Most recently, Daniel was Interim CFO at AIM-listed Young & Co.’s Brewery, P.L.C. Prior to this, Daniel spent three years as CFO of SPIE UK, the leading energy, safety and environmental solutions provider.
Catherine LynchNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the Board in January 2021, Chairman of the Group's Remuneration Committee and a member of Staffline's Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.
Catherine is a highly experienced HR director, with over 20 years' experience, and is currently Chief People Officer UK & Ireland at Flutter Entertainment plc, the FTSE 100-listed global sports betting, gaming and entertainment company. Prior to this, Catherine spent over three years as Chief People Officer at Virgin Media, with additional experience including leading the HR functions of Ardonagh Group and BGL Group. Catherine's career has also included leadership roles at Barclaycard, Santander, Sainsbury's and Tesco. Catherine is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Dial Global, a community focused on inclusion. Catherine chairs the Group's Remuneration Committee and is a member of Staffline's Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees.
Ian StarkeyNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the Board in January 2021, Chairman of the Group's Audit and Risk Committee and a member of Staffline's Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Ian has significant audit expertise, specifically in financial management, control and reporting, having spent 19 years at KPMG UK and Switzerland as a global lead audit partner and latterly as a member of the UK Board, up until 2018. At KPMG, Ian worked with blue-chip corporate clients including BAE Systems, Diageo, Roche, Unilever and Vodafone. Ian is currently a non-executive member of the board at DAC Beachcroft LLP, a non-executive director of Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp and a member of the Audit and Risk committee of Historic Royal Palaces. Ian is a qualified chartered accountant. He chairs the Group's Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of Staffline's Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Richard ThomsonNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed to the Board in September 2019, the Senior Independent director, a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.
Richard has over eighteen years’ experience as an independent director and board-level advisor. He began his career at Rothschild where he spent seven years, followed by five years at Alcentra, a global asset management firm, and more recently acting as Turnaround Director and Advisor on multiple situations. Richard has two masters degrees from St Catherine’s College Oxford and holds the Securities Institute diploma from The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment as well as the Financial Times Non-executive Director diploma, and is a member of The Institute for Turnaround.