James Osborne, Chairman,
The Recruitment Network
James is an award winning business consultant, advisor and entrepreneur, with an international board level background in the staffing and recruitment sector.
For the past 16 years, James has worked with recruitment business leaders, helping them to achieve significant growth, performance improvement and competitive advantages acting as a Non-Executive Director, consultant, trainer and strategist for numerous fast growth recruitment businesses.
James is a passionate speaker on behalf of the staffing and recruitment sector, is the Chairman of The Recruitment Network, the fastest-growing global support and advisory club for recruitment business leaders and is the cofounder of the new TRNWorld platform.
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Neil Carberry, Chief Executive,
Neil Carberry was appointed as Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018 having been managing director at the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure.
In 1999, Neil began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before doing a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004.
He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission where he helps guide pay policy in the UK. He is also the chair of a small primary academy trust in Oxfordshire.
Samantha Hurley, Operations Director,
As Operations Director, Sam has responsibility for the development of APSCo’s presence and reputation within the UK.
She ensures innovation, development and improved delivery of existing and new members services, resources, and engagement through the various delivery teams, and the continuing improvement and development of the operational running of the UK business.
Sam has over 30 years’ experience in the UK recruitment sector, and previously ran APSCo’s legal and public affairs offering. Prior to joining APSCo in May 2013,
Sam owned and ran a legal services company and held senior management positions within the recruitment sector.
George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead,
Willis Towers Watson
George Zarkadakis is the Digital Lead of Willis Towers Watson, responsible for innovation and advisory services on the impact of automation in business organization and culture.
He has over 25 years’ experience in management consulting, media, marketing and communications, as well as in digital strategy and innovation. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and is the author of “In Our Own Image: will Artificial Intelligence Save Us or Destroy Us?” (Rider Books).
He blogs regularly on Artificial Intelligence, cryptonetworks, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Gary Cordery, Sales Team Lead,
As Regional Sales Manager, Gary leads Bullhorn International’s Field Sales organisation with a primary focus on the UK & Irish Recruitment markets.
Since joining Bullhorn in 2015, Gary has held a variety of positions focused on managing the growth and strategic partnerships of key Accounts and Affiliations.
Prior to Bullhorn, Gary worked at Usablenet, assisting some of the largest organisations around the world with their Web Accessibility and Mobile Application strategies.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of Roehampton.
Ryan McCabe, CEO,
Ryan McCabe is CEO of Odro, the UK’s leading supplier of video interviewing software to the recruitment industry. Ryan started out his career in 2005 as a Mechanical Engineer before moving into sales where he found his passion. It was while running his own agency that Ryan met Odro’s co-founders, Bill Scouller and Mark Beeby, who had originally developed the video tech for the legal sector.
Recognising the value of the platform for the recruitment industry, Ryan joined Mark and Bill and the three transformed Odro from its origins in the legal sector to one of the UK’s leading recruitment technology brands.
Odro now has clients in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, the US and several other countries across Europe and can count some of the world’s leading agencies, including NES, Kelly Services, Austin Fraser, Adecco, Robert Walters and Search, amongst its growing client base.
Terry Hillier, Owner and CEO,
People Group Services
Terry Hillier, Owner and CEO, People Group Services
Terry Hillier has been a business leader, entrepreneur and innovator for over 20 years in the recruitment, taxation and financial services sectors. Gaining a reputation for quick-thinking and genuine entrepreneurial skill, he quickly became a well-respected and influential member of the industry. With a keen eye for identifying new opportunities and market trends he launched RACS Group, rapidly driving it to become one of the leading payroll businesses in the sector providing innovative and compliant solutions to the temporary workforce.
Several years later, in an increasingly digital world, it was time to reshape and redevelop – ever the entrepreneur, Terry diversified and rebranded the organisation to launch People Group Services. A business focused on innovation, solutions and technology, PGS offers agencies a range of opportunities to transform the processes that underpin work and make life simpler for both themselves and their contractors.
Neville James, UK Sales Director,
Full bio available soon
Laurie Padua, Managing Director,
Alexander Mann Solutions
Laurie’s role is global and diverse in nature as Managing Director of Global Consulting Services and Specialist services at Talent Collective, a global consulting firm at Alexander Mann Solutions.
With over 20 years’ experience in talent acquisition across agency, in-house, RPO and consulting environments, Laurie leads a team of over 350 highly skilled subject matter experts delivering consulting, implementation and training solutions to over 100 multi-national organisations across more than 80 countries globally. Laurie also has responsibility for the groups Emerging talent teams and Executive talent teams on a global basis.
Laurie holds a BS (Hons) in Economics. Prior to joining Alexander Mann Solutions, Laurie started her career in an Investment Banking agency experienced hire recruitment team. She worked on the Morgan Stanley campus team, at Origin HR, Deutsche Bank’s onsite team and at Capital Consulting, where she was the head of Implementation and Service Excellence. Laurie ultimately founded Talent Collective in 2010, which became a part of Alexander Mann Solutions in 2014.
Sarah Wall, Marketing Director,
Sarah Wall is the Marketing & IT Director of Darwin Recruitment; Digital and Data recruitment specialists focussing on the European and US markets. Sarah’s team deliver a multi-faceted approach that is completely embedded into the overall growth strategy of the business.
The marketing function at Darwin has cemented itself as a profit centre and as a department accountable for driving revenue with targets and robust systems for tracking campaign performance.
Sarah’s marketing team won the ‘Best Recruitment Marketing Team’ at the 2019 Recruiter Award and, most recently, Darwin were the winners of the APSCo Germany Award for Excellence for Creative Brand and Innovation.
James Wright, Executive Search Consultant,
Full bio available soon
Peter Lovell, Director of Talent Acquisition,
Peter Lovell is the Director of Talent Acquisition at British game developer Jagex Studios. Having worked in recruitment for 14 years, Peter is a highly experienced and commercially minded talent leader possessing strong strategic experience as both an in-house and agency operative.
With over 10 years working in recruitment at Jagex, Peter has been instrumental in shaping the course of one of the British games industry’s most enduring success stories, bringing in talent from across the arts, business, technology and marketing spaces to fulfil the many and varied needs unique to the games industry.
This is thanks to a deep understanding of current and emerging talent acquisition strategies, the importance of employer branding, recruitment marketing, crowd sourcing, and recruitment best practice training.
Simon Roberts, Head of TA,
I’m the Head of Talent Acquisition for Siemens plc leading a team of 20 x Talent Acquisition experts in professional and early careers hiring teams as well as recruitment marketing, university relations, talent programmes and technology innovation professionals. Prior to Siemens (2010) I worked for Matchtech Group as a Recruitment Consultant and Account Manager.
In previous roles at Siemens I’ve been responsible for Early Careers hiring strategy and delivery as well as project managing recruitment of 1000 people in 18months for brand new facility within our Wind and Renewable business area in Hull.
At Siemens we’ve been recognised externally in awards for innovations in talent attraction in the early careers space and advances in selection with gamified based assessments.