Recent Appointments

Recent Appointments


British Airways

British Airways has announced that Maria Da Cunha, HR & Legal Director, is stepping down from British Airways after 17 years. Angela Williams is appointed to the role of People Director for British Airways and joins the business on June 4, 2018.

Angela is currently Group People Director at the consumer group Which? and, prior to this, was Group HR Director at Sodexo, the world’s largest provider of quality of life services, with responsibility for the delivery of people services for over 400,000 employees in 80 countries.

Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO at British Airways, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Angela to British Airways.  People are at the heart of our business and Angela’s HR leadership experience, in particular in consumer-facing and service-orientated businesses will be a huge asset to British Airways. I look forward to working with Angela when she joins the team in June.”

Angela Williams said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity, in joining British Airways, to build an environment where every member of the team is engaged. British Airways is a strong business with strong foundations and a strong brand. My focus will be to work with the whole organisation and create an environment where everyone plays a key role, where everyone has the opportunity to grow, flourish and achieve their potential, while delivering for our customers in an ever-changing world.”

Hiring Hub

Hiring Hub has recently appointed Commercial Director, Alex Belford, and Head of Sales, Darren Brown. Belford joins Hiring Hub from Rethink Group, a staffing and recruitment firm headquartered in London, while Brown flew in from Melbourne, Australia, to lead Hiring Hub’s sales effort.

The appointments were part of a six-month recruitment drive which has seen headcount rise 150% during the period as it invests across the business to fuel and support growth following a £1.4m round of investment led by Maven Capital Partners, on behalf of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, in September 2017.

Hiring Hub’s founder and CEO, Simon Swan, said: “Darren and Alex bring experience and expertise to Hiring Hub, and will help drive a performance culture. It’s exciting to be able to bring people of their calibre into the business, and it’s further proof of the exciting opportunity we have at Hiring Hub to challenge the status quo within a large, established market that, frankly, has been starved of innovation and progress for decades."

RED Commerce

RED Commerce, the global recruitment provider of SAP talent, has announced the appointment of Ross Eades as CEO. Eades, who spent four years as CEO of Horton International, an executive search firm, succeeds Andy McRae, who becomes a non-executive director of the company.

Eades joins RED Commerce with a wealth of recruitment experience in international blue-chip organisations.   Of the appointment, Eades said, “The opportunity to lead such a recognised SAP and consultative technology recruitment organisation with a clear growth strategy was one that I couldn’t pass up.  I’m excited by the enormous potential of the business and am looking forward to working with the talented management team to achieve fundamental growth.”

Alexander Mann Solutions

Alexander Mann Solutions has added two senior hires to its Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) team.  

Melanie Forbes joins as Managing Director for Contingent Workforce Solutions. Melanie has more than 20 years of global experience in Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the Guidant Group. Her breadth of experience will support Alexander Mann Solutions to further blend its CWS and RPO services, enabling a best-in-class Total Workforce Solutions model, globally.

Additionally, Chris Merrick joins the company as Head of Sales for the EMEA region, with a focus on CWS. He joins  from Capita Resourcing where he was Director of Sales & Marketing, and prior to that Resource Solutions.

John Henry Group

Richard Hughes has been appointed as the business’ new Interim Head of People.  Richard joined the business just before Easter and is appointed to support the transformational change in the company and lead the HR function.

Speaking about his appointment, Richard said “I am looking forward to working across the whole business, and I am excited about the challenge of helping the whole organisation improve delivery under the new Target Operating Model”.


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

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