This week's appointments include: Adecco Group, Association of Recruitment Consultancies, CIPHR, Europcar Mobility, Heidrick & Struggles, Oyster Partnership, University of Glasgow’s HR Committee

• Global recruiter Adecco Group has appointed Teppo Paavola to the newly-created role of chief digital officer. Based in Adecco Group’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Paavola will be responsible for overseeing its portfolio of growing digital businesses that include Adia, Vettery and YOSS.

• The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has appointed Patricia Finn, global head of legal, compliance and cash management at international recruitment firm Morgan McKinley, to the trade association’s committee.  

Finn is a qualified accountant with international experience across several sectors including practice, construction and recruitment. She has worked in London, Perth and Sydney and is now based in Cork, Ireland.

Andrew Carwadine has been appointed chief executive at HR solutions provider CIPHR, effective from 7 January. CIPHR’s current chief executive, Chris Berry, will remain with the company as deputy chair.

Europcar Mobility has appointed Matthew Rodgers as UK HR director. Rodgers, who joined as a graduate trainee in 1996, before working his way up the ranks, takes over from former HR director Sally Gregory, who retired at the end of October.

• Global executive search company Heidrick & Struggles has made four appointments – two at partner level and two as principals.

Cheryl Stokes and Ian Tomlinson-Roe join as partners in the Atlanta, US, and London offices respectively, while Marina Ivanoff and Jane Schroeder become principals in the Singapore and London offices respectively.

Oyster Partnership has promoted Jaspreet Bhogal to associate director. She has been with the firm for seven years as a recruitment consultant, having previously worked in the industry for two years.

The company says it plans to increase headcount and start new divisions in 2019.

Shan Saba, a director at Scotland-based recruitment agency Brightwork, has been appointed a member of University of Glasgow’s Human Resources Committee. The post, which is unpaid, is for a period of four years.

Among the committee’s responsibilities are corporate governance and insight of the university’s people initiatives and policies, and promoting recruitment best practice.

Samuel Knight appoints new chairman as group expands in the US

Samuel Knight International has appointed former SThree global mergers and acquisitions adviser James Barbour-Smith (pictured) as chairman.

People 23 May 2019

Ewart takes the reins of Taranata Group following acquisition of Hanya

Martin Ewart, founder of consulting business Hanya Partners, is taking on the role of CEO at Edinburgh-based Taranata Group.

People 21 May 2019


This week’s launches include: Acorn, Connect Appointments, Fircroft, GLAA, La Fosse Associates, Movement to Work, Talent International, Williams Munroe

New to Market 21 May 2019


This week’s appointments include: Airswift, Bullhorn, Europa Worldwide Group, GatenbySanderson, The AA, Xpertise Recruitment

People 20 May 2019