Russam GMS, a leading provider of Interim Managers has appointed Ian Joseph as practice head for its Charities division to help grow and develop the business and meet the increased demand for Interim Managers in the not-for-profit sector.
Ian Joseph brings to Russam GMS an in-depth knowledge of the sector and a great deal of experience. He joins from Rockpools not-for-profit business where he recruited high profile executives for clients in the sector. Prior to this, he spent over six years as Chief Executive of a medium sized charity called Hope Worldwide which specialised in the fields of homelessness, addiction, mentoring and international development. During his time there, he successfully established subsidiary organisations in Afghanistan and Pakistan working both pre and post 11 September 2001.
Ian will work closely with Stephen Brooker, the Chairman of the Charities practice at Russam GMS to grow the business, engaging Interim Managers, existing clients and sourcing new ones.
Ian comments, I am delighted to be joining Russam GMS - it is the longest established Interim provider in the UK with a great reputation and a thriving charity business. Whilst the sector is by no means recession proof, there has been a growing use of Interim Managers in recent years in the face of increased pressure to deliver more public services and act more commercially and we see this as a trend that will continue this year. Interims are no longer just gap filling they are being used to deliver highly strategic projects such as centralising and streamlining financial systems, managing tenders and bidding for government grants. My remit is to source talented Interims to deliver these kinds of projects for our clients.
Stephen Brooker says, We are delighted to welcome Ian Joseph to Russam GMS. His vast experience in the sector gives him a keen understanding of the challenges facing organisations and the role that Interim Managers can play in solving their problems. We are confident he will be a tremendous asset to our business and will help our charity division prosper.