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Terry Benson Back At Morgan Hunt

Morgan Hunt announces senior hires including Terry Benson

Morgan Hunt, the fast growing recruitment group which specialises in public sector recruitment in the UK and which also has operations in Russia and the UAE, has announced a string of high profile appointments.

The Group Board has been strengthened by the appointment of two non-executive directors, Terry Benson and Richard Corfield. Terry Benson was Chief Executive of Michael Page from 1990 to 2006, during which time the firm grew from a market capitalisation of 50m to over 500m to become the second largest recruitment business in the UK. Richard Corfield has had a 30 year career in the insurance sector he was a main board Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson before acquiring RK Harrison, which he built up and his stake in which he has recently sold.

James Stephenson has joined as Director of Technical. He previously spent 10 years at Eden Brown as Sales Director

Paddy Burtt has joined as a Director. He spent 15 years with Badenoch and Clark, and will set up a division focusing on private sector finance and accounting.

Jason Armes joins in Dubai as a Director, where he will become General Manager. He worked for Hays for 12 years, and has been Managing Director for the Arabian Gulf Region for Hays since 2005.

Simon Jennings joins as an Associate Director from Eden Brown where he was Regional Director. He will be responsible for running our regional offices in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

Jessica Myers joins as HR Director. She has 20 years' experience in senior HR and training roles, including a number of years as head of HR at Crone Corkhill, a leading recruitment business.

Gavin Megnauth joins as Director, IT and Operations. He has 20 years experience in senior IT and operational roles at British Airways, Randstad and the Shaw Trust.

Mark Robins joins as an Associate Director to run our public sector finance team. He previously had 10 years experience at Michael Page and Marks Sattin.

Rupert Fordham, Chairman of Morgan Hunt Group, said:

These hires represent a very significant influx of talent into Morgan Hunt. Over the last few years, we have built up the Groups turnover to 90m, and positioned ourselves as market leaders in a number of sectors. We have now strengthened and broadened our senior management team to enable us to take the business to the next level in the coming years. We continue to see terrific opportunities in the UK public sector market, and believe that the current downturn offers opportunities to establish a presence in some private sector areas as well. We also believe that despite the downturn, our businesses in Russia and the UAE offer outstanding growth potential over the next few years.


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