Hudson appoints managing director
Istead joins from Michael Page where he spent 19 years working in their recruitment business, latterly as managing director for their Finance division in London and the South East.
He will report to European CEO, Alexis de Bretteville, who joined in January 2014.
Commenting upon his appointment, Istead said, “This is an exciting time to join Hudson. By combining our strong reputation for first-class customer service in the professional recruitment market with a distinctive range of robust talent management solutions and products, we are in a strong position to take advantage of improved market conditions.
“Over the next few months I will be working with the specialist sector teams to develop recruitment solutions that resonate with clients operating in fast growing markets.”
Hudson has also made changes to its management team in Scotland with three new posts created. Brian Cameron, Lesley Cameron and Kate McClorey will each take roles as Regional Directors, reporting to Peter Istead.
Brian Cameron will lead the finance and accounting business, as well as oil and gas, supply chain and procurement and sales, marketing and communications.
Lesley Cameron will focus upon HR, office support, contact centre and project solutions, as well as construction, property, engineering and manufacturing.
IT and legal will be led by Kate McClorey. McClorey also leads the Hudson IT business in Ireland.
Commenting upon the Scotland leadership changes, Istead said, “Hudson is a market leader in Scotland. The new management team in the region will be focused on consolidating and building upon that position and growing the market share of new focus areas.”