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Executive Committee

Executive Committee

 

The Executive Committee is a committee of the Board and is known within PageGroup as the ‘Executive Board’.

Steve Ingham
Read more Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Kelvin Stagg
Read more Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
Patrick Hollard
Read more Executive Board Director Latin America, Africa & Middle East
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Steve Ingham
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Date of appointment:
Director February 2001, Chief Executive Officer April 2006 

Past roles:
Steve joined Michael Page in 1987 as a consultant with Michael Page Marketing and Sales. He was responsible for setting up the London Marketing and Sales business and was promoted to Operating Director in 1990. He was appointed Managing Director of Michael Page Marketing and Sales in 1994. Subsequently Steve took additional responsibility for several businesses. He was promoted to the Board as Executive Director of UK Operations in February 2001 and subsequently to Managing Director of UK Operations in May 2005. Steve was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2006.

Other current appointments:
Member of the Corporate Partnership Board, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Board committees:
None

Skills and experience:

  • 30 years’ service with the Group and recruitment industry
  • 12 years as a CEO of a FTSE 250 public company, with strong IR skills, delivering shareholder value
  • Strong entrepreneurial and strategic skills having initiated and grown many businesses Extensive experience in business development and account management
  • Significant international experience including the emerging markets of SE Asia, China, Latin America and India
  • Leadership of a global people business having seen PageGroup grow from 200 to over 7,000 employees
  • Experience in other sectors and industries having worked on the Boards of a major charity and retailer
  • Awarded the Institute of Recruitment Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017
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Kelvin Stagg
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Date of appointment:
June 2014

Past roles:
Kelvin joined PageGroup plc in July 2006 as Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary. He was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in October 2013. He held the title of Company Secretary until December 2013. In June 2014 Kelvin was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Group, Kelvin spent six years at Allied Domecq and three years at Unilever in a variety of finance functions. He has significant international experience and has high levels of compliance, change management, large teams and systems experience, across almost every finance discipline. He is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Other current appointments:
None

Board committees:
None

Skills and experience:

  • More than nine years in the Group with a detailed knowledge of the Group’s operations
  • Extensive experience in finance, audit and risk management
  • Significant international experience including roles in the UK, Continental Europe and Asia
  • High levels of compliance, change management, large teams and systems experience, across almost every finance discipline
  • Strong network of finance professionals
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Patrick Hollard
Executive Board Director Latin America, Africa & Middle East

Patrick joined Michael Page in France in 1996,having worked previously for KPMG Peat Marwick.

Prior to that, he had been Vice- President of AISEC International, the student-led organisation, from 1991 to 1992. Appointed director in 1999, he moved to Sao Paulo to launch Michael Page Brazil, and then launched offices in Mexico in 2006, Argentina in 2008, Chile in 2010 and Colombia in 2011.

Appointed Regional Managing Director in 2007, he is now responsible for PageGroup’s operations in Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Gary James
Read more Executive Board Director, Asia Pacific
Anthony Thompson
Read more Executive Board Director Asia
Oliver Watson
Read more Executive Board Director UK, USA and Canada
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Gary James
Executive Board Director, Asia Pacific

Gary joined Michael Page Finance in London in 1984. He was appointed director of Michael Page UK Sales and Marketing in 1994 and Managing Director of Michael Page UK Marketing in 1997.

In 2002 he transferred to the USA on his appointment as Managing Director of our business in North America. He was appointed Regional Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region in August 2006. In February 2018 Gary assumed shared responsibility for the global role of Chief Operating Officer and in 2019 the additional responsibility of Group Human Resources Director.

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Anthony Thompson
Executive Board Director Asia

Anthony moved from South Australia to commence his Michael Page career in Hong Kong in 2001. He managed and established several disciplines and brands in Hong Kong and China and was appointed Managing Director, Hong Kong and Southern China in 2006.

In 2012, he was appointed Regional Managing Director for Greater China with several offices established across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In 2015, Anthony moved to Singapore with additional responsibility for PageGroup in South East Asia which now encompasses offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. In 2016 he also became responsible for India.

Anthony is currently responsible for PageGroup's operations in Greater China, Japan, South-East Asia and India.

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Oliver Watson
Executive Board Director UK, USA and Canada

Oliver joined Michael Page in 1995 as a consultant in London. He was appointed director of Michael Page UK Sales in 1997 and then managing director in 2002.

In 2006, he was appointed Regional Managing Director for Michael Page UK Sales, Marketing and Retail. In 2007, he launched Michael Page Middle East and has since developed our office network across the region.

In 2009, he became Regional Managing Director for Michael Page UK Finance, Marketing and Sales, Middle East, Scotland and Ireland.

He is now responsible for PageGroup’s operations in the UK, USA and Canada.