The Board of PageGroup is the body responsible for corporate governance, establishing policies and objectives, and management of the Group's resources. The Board of Directors has a strong commitment to high standards of corporate governance.

Robin Buchanan

Chairman

Robin was appointed to the Board of Michael Page in August 2011 and became Chairman of the Board that December. He is also a non-executive director of Schroders plc and LyondellBasell NV. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a Senior Adviser to Bain & Company, and an adviser to private equity firms, family offices and voluntary organisations. Prior to joining the Board of Michael Page, Robin served as Dean and President of London Business School and as the Senior Partner of Bain & Company in the United Kingdom. Past board appointments include Bain & Company Inc., Shire plc and Liberty International plc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a predecessor firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Robin is also Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Steve Ingham

Chief Executive Officer

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 businesses and was promoted to Operating Director in 1990. He was appointed Managing Director of Michael Page Marketing and Sales in 1994. Subsequently he took additional responsibility for Michael Page’s Retail, Technology, Human Resources and Engineering businesses. He was promoted to the Board as Executive Director of UK Operations in January 2001, and subsequently to Managing Director of UK Operations in May 2005. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 6 April 2006. Steve is a member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Corporate Partnership Board, and on 8 January 2013 he was appointed to the Board of Debenhams plc as a Non-Executive Director.

David Lowden

Independent Non-Executive Director

David is Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Berendsen plc, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at William Hill plc, and Chairman of Rice 2 Limited. David was a member of the Board of TNS plc, the marketing services business, from 1999 to 2009, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2006. Before joining TNS plc he held senior financial positions with Asprey plc, A.C. Nielsen Corporation and Federal Express Corporation. David is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Kelvin Stagg

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Kelvin Stagg joined PageGroup in July 2006 as Group Finance Controller and Company Secretary. Prior to joining PageGroup, 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.

Ruby McGregor-Smith

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ruby McGregor-Smith is the Chief Executive of MITIE Group PLC. She was appointed to the Board of Michael Page International plc on 23 May 2007, is the Senior Independent Director, and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward. In December 2002 she joined MITIE Group PLC as Group Finance Director and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in September 2005 before being appointed CEO in March 2007. Ruby is a member of the BitC’s (Business in the Community’s) Board of Trustee Directors, a member of the CBI’s Presidents Committee and the Public Services Strategy Board. In March 2012 she was also appointed as the Chairperson of the Women’s Business Council, a working group set up by the Home Secretary, to make a list of recommendations to ministers on the best ways to maximise women’s contributions and opportunities in the workplace.

Simon Boddie

Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon is a Chartered Accountant and has been Group Finance Director of Electrocomponents plc since September 2005. Simon joined Electrocomponents plc from Diageo where he held a variety of senior finance positions over a 13 year career, latterly as Finance Director of Key Markets. Simon was appointed to the Board of Michael Page International plc on 24 September 2012 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Dr Tim Miller

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim was appointed a Director of Standard Chartered Bank in December 2004. Tim is responsible for the Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Secretariat, Legal, Compliance & Assurance, Internal Audit and Global Research functions. Tim is also Chairman of Standard Chartered Korea and Chairman of the Bank’s Environment Committee. Outside the Bank, Tim is Chairman of the Governing Body, School of Oriental & African Studies (“SOAS”) and a Member of the School Advisory Board, and a Special Professor of Strategy at Nottingham University Business School. Tim was appointed to the Board on 15 August 2005. Tim is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Danuta Gray

Independent Non-Executive Director

Danuta is a member of the boards of Aer Lingus plc, Old Mutual plc, Paddy Power plc and of Headstrong, a charity working in youth mental health.   Danuta was Chairman of Telefónica O2 in Ireland until December 2012, having previously been its Chief Executive from 2001 to 2010 and remains an advisor to Telefónica in Germany and Wayra, Ireland, Telefonica’s Accelerator unit for ICT start ups. Prior to that, Danuta was a Senior Vice President for BT Europe in Germany, and during her career gained experience in sales, marketing, customer service and technology and in leading and changing large businesses. Danuta previously served for seven years on the board of Irish Life and Permanent plc, was a director of Business in the Community Ireland.

Executive Board

In addition to the Executive Directors, the Executive Board comprises Patrick Hollard (Executive Board Director – LATAM, Southern & Western USA), Gary James (Executive Board Director – Asia Pacific), Fabrice Lacombe (Executive Board Director – France, Central & Eastern Europe), Olivier Lemaitre (Executive Board Director – Europe), Oliver Watson (Executive Board Director – UK, UAE, South Africa, Eastern USA & Canada), and Mark Lockton-Goddard (Global Chief Information Officer).

Patrick Hollard

Executive Board Director LATAM, Southern & Western USA

Patrick joined Michael Page in France in 1996, having worked previously for KPMG Peat Marwick. Prior to that, he was Vice-President of AIESEC International from 1991 to 1992. Appointed Director in 1999, he moved to Sao Paulo to launch Michael Page Brazil, then Mexico in 2006, Argentina in 2008, Chile in 2010 and Colombia in 2011. Appointed Regional Managing Director in 2007, he is now responsible for the LATAM, Southern and Western USA regions.

Gary James

Executive Board Director Asia Pacific

Gary joined Michael Page Finance in London in 1984. He was appointed Director of Michael Page Sales & Marketing in 1994, Managing Director of Michael Page Marketing in 1997 and transferred to America in 2002 as Managing Director of North America. He was appointed Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region in August 2006, moving to Australia, then on to Singapore.

Fabrice Lacombe

Executive Board Director France, Central & Eastern Europe

Fabrice joined Michael Page Finance in 1994 as a consultant in Paris. In 1996, he launched Michael Page Engineering and became a Director in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Executive Director and then in 2001 Managing Director of Michael Page France. He launched Michael Page Africa in 2005 and also took charge of Page Personnel France in 2007. He became Regional Managing Director for France and Africa in 2010. He is now responsible for France, Central and Eastern Europe.

Olivier Lemaitre

Executive Board Director Europe

Olivier joined Michael Page Finance in Paris in 1997, having worked previously as a Controller for Renault in Poland. In 1999, he moved to Sao Paulo to launch Michael Page Brazil, before returning to Europe in November 2002 to lead our Michael Page Frankfurt office. He was appointed Managing Director of Michael Page Germany in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed Regional Managing Director in charge of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. He is now in charge of Continental Europe.

Oliver Watson

Executive Board Director UK, UAE, South Africa, Eastern USA & 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 the UK, UAE, South Africa, Eastern USA and Canada regions.

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Mark Lockton-Goddard

Chief Information Officer

Mark joined from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he was a Director in the Business and Technology Transformation Consulting business for 3 years. Prior to that he worked for other ‘Big 4’ accounting and consulting firms for over 15 years. In that time he assisted a range of FTSE 250 businesses across multiple sectors, including recruitment and professional services, to reduce complexity and drive operational performance through the better use of technology.

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