As CEO of BIE, Rob is responsible for the strategic direction and development of the business. This has included evolving BIE’s proposition from solely an interim provider, to include a search and, most recently, a business consulting offering, providing a holistic transformation solution for any organisation going through change.
With a vast experience within the recruitment industry, Rob continues to personally deliver senior level searches, predominantly for CEOs, COOs and CFOs, across all commercial sectors.
He founded Walker Hamill in London in 1989 and built it into an international recruitment business with an exceptional reputation for delivery amongst blue chip clients. Subsequently, he then co-led the float of Imprint plc in 2001, the first start-up recruitment company to float on AIM.
Rob has been involved with BIE since 2007, leading the business into private ownership through two MBOs, first in May 2013 and again in May 2017.
“Rob is a very experienced and hugely personable professional. Over many years I have trusted him with some of my most valued and complex clients in a variety of sectors and he always delivers. Feedback from my clients is that Rob is a great listener, invests time to understand the scope of the assignment and builds a long standing relationship. For these reasons he is my first port of call when a client is looking to find the right person for a new role.”
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