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UK recruiter Robert Walters announced that Martin Griffiths is stepping down from the Board with effect from 1 August 2013 to focus on his new role as Chief Executive of Stagecoach Group, the international transport group.
Mr Griffiths was both Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. He will hand over the Chairmanship of the Audit Committee to Brian McArthur-Muscroft who joined the Company last month. Meanwhile Andy Kemp will take over as Senior Independent Director.
Leslie Van de Walle, Chairman of Robert Walters, said she was “delighted” with Mr Griffiths’ new appointment. “During his time with the Company he has brought a wealth of experience and insight and we are extremely grateful to him for his service,” she said.
Meanwhile, UK recruitment and technology provider Nakama has appointed the founder members of the company, Paul Goodship and Rob Sheffield, as Directors of the group.
Mr Goodship has 15 years of experience delivering corporate staffing and recruitment solutions. He previously worked at specialist staffing firm Aquent, launching the firm’s marketing recruitment presence in the UK.
Mr Sheffield has over a decade of experience working within the recruitment sector and servicing the digital, marketing, creative services and advertising industries. He joined Aquent in 2003, working alongside Paul Goodship for eight years before leaving in 2009 to start Nakama. He is currently building the Nakama group presence in Asia Pacific.