Ann Swain to become APSCo’s global CEO in restructuring
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has announced a new global structure.
APSCo says this is in order to meet the needs of its members, which are increasingly looking for international support – and to more accurately reflect the growing global footprint of the trade association.
Under the new structure, APSCo states that Ann Swain becomes global CEO, covering the UK, Singapore, Germany and other locations to be announced later in the year.
Global operations will be supported by Tremayne Elson, managing director of APSco in Germany, Laletha Nithiyanandan, head of Asia, Josie Holroyd as international development manager, Roger Tweedy who becomes director of communications and Graeme Read as head of emerging markets.
Samantha Hurley becomes operations director in the UK and APSCo has also appointed Tania Bowers as general counsel. The company says Bowers has a wealth of legal and compliance experience, having held the post of legal director at SThree for 13 years. Moya Rylands becomes regional director in order to underpin and lead regional support for members across the country.
Swain said, “Trade associations cannot stand still – they must respond and evolve in the same way as their membership evolves and we have always matched our members’ international aspirations by continually striving to help them identify the best new business opportunities internationally through our regular trade delegations. However our experience within Asia – and our first international office in Singapore – showed us that local recruiters – as well as those looking to explore opportunities in the region – are seeking more support and insight into the market. Now that we have our German operation up and running, it made absolute sense to create a global structure in order to run these – and other new international locations in the most efficient way possible. The recruitment sector is now global – and a global sector needs a global trade association.”