People Moves January 2014

AESC: Peter Felix, chief executive officer of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, will retire in December 2014.
January 2014


• AESC: Peter Felix, chief executive officer of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, will retire in December 2014.

• Alium Partners: The interim management provider has appointed Mike Smart to launch an aviation and infrastructure division.

• Boyden: Partners Ron Robertson and Ken Werker led more than 80 staff in a team move to the search firm from rivals Odgers Berndtson across four Canadian cities.

• Bromak: The built environment recruiter has promoted Rachel Scott to senior consultant in charge of white collar and management roles.

• Eton Bridge Partners: The exec and interims recruiter has taken on Paul McNamara as a partner in its HR practice.

• Eurociett: The REC’s director of policy and professional services Tom Hadley was among eight members of the board of the European Confederation of Private Employment Services re-elected at December’s general assembly.

• Gravitas Surveying Recruitment: Sheila Difford has launched the firm in a joint venture with HR GO.

• Korn Ferry: The global executive search firm has appointed Doug Charles as president of the Americas, promoting incumbent Bob Damon to executive chair for the region.

• KPMG: Former London 2012 head of diversity & inclusion Stephen Frost has been hired to lead the professional services firm’s own diversity and inclusion efforts.

• Morgan Hunt: The professional recruiter has taken on Dan Taylor to lead its technical division.

• Outsource UK: Charles Hughes has joined the engineering and IT recruiter as non-executive chairman.

• PageGroup: The recruitment group has appointed Danuta Gray as an independent non-executive director, and promoted Simon Nolan to the head of the consumer practice of Page Executive.

• Randstad: The recruitment giant’s chief finance officer Robert Jan van de Kraats has taken on a non-executive role at industrial firm OCI and become part of a new Netherlands government commission on corporate governance. In North America, the firm has promoted Rebecca Callahan, Robert M Dickey and Traci Fiatte to brand president positions, and Jason Roberts has been appointed vice president of operations at subsidiary firm Randstad Sourceright.

• Red Hat: The enterprise software firm has appointed Robert Allen as manager for talent acquisition delivery.

• Remploy: Beth Carruthers is the new CEO of Remploy, the provider of employment services for people with disabilities.

• SEC Recruitment: The pharmaceuticals, IT and analytics recruiter has taken on Carly Brunsden as learning and development manager.

• Serocor: Simon Lawton has been appointed non-exec director at the recruitment group.

• Spencer Ogden: Chris McPherson joins the global energy recruiter from rival Air Energi to lead its new Cape Town office.

• Step Ahead: The recruitment and apprenticeship provider has promoted Jackie Bedford to the role of CEO and Andy Yiannakou to group MD.

• SThree: Justin Hughes is the new Asia-Pacific and MENA regional CEO at the professional recruiter, while Steven Quinn takes on the same role for the Americas. Both are internal promotions to the newly-created positions.

• TalentPuzzle: Robyn McGirl has succeeded founder Virginia Nordback as CEO of the recruitment agency recommendation site.

• Trenkwalder: Austria-based Trenkwalder, a staffing firm covering 19 European nations, has promoted Károly Pataki to CEO.

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