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Russam GMS appoints 3 associate directors

Interim management provider Russam GMS is strengthening its recruitment team with the appointment of three new associate directors - Neil Brown, Andrew Low and Andrew Forshaw.

The new directors will focus on specialist sectors where they have strong expertise and a track record of success and will play an integral role in the company’s business development.

Neil Brown brings 30 years’ recruitment experience to Russam GMS, including experience of running his own recruitment firm. He will work on interim management and executive search assignments across a broad range of sectors including financial services, Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT), professional services firms, manufacturing and engineering companies and the public sector. 

Andrew Forshaw, a KPMG trained chartered accountant, will help build Russam’s finance and manufacturing recruitment capabilities. Forshaw has spent his career working in industry and finance. His experience includes senior finance and account director roles with RR Donnelley, a US Fortune 500 company.

In the 1990s, Andrew spent five years working in executive recruitment. He also worked with Aviva Life, where he led a major recruitment programme following the Norwich Union merger with CGU. He went on to a role as head of strategic programme finance and later, head of people & organisation. Andrew has owned his own marketing agency and more recently, acted as a commercial director for start up high tech businesses. 

Andy Low will specialise in recruiting interims for Retail and Consumer companies, as well as TMT companies, particularly in the area of media and publishing. Andy spent his career to date mainly working in international consumer products and media and publishing. His experience includes roles with Cadbury Schweppes, Harrison Cowley Advertising as well as 12 years’ in the toy industry with companies including Palitoy, Tonka and Hasbro. He was International VP/group marketing director with Hallmark Cards UK, VP/international managing director for Golden Books Publishing in the USA and managing director for Mills & Boon UK. Since 2004, Andy has worked as an interim manager.

Jason Atkinson, managing director, commented, “We are delighted to welcome three new associate directors to Russam GMS. They all have impressive skills and broad business and recruitment experience, that includes running their own companies and even working as interim managers. We anticipate they will have a major impact on our business development and help us reach our next stage of expansion. Last year we celebrated 30 years in business. We’re the longest established Interim Management Provider and our goal remains consistent – to be the number one interim recruitment firm in the UK.”



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