Former CEO of BIE, Rob’s current role is a strategic advisor to BIE.  Rob has been involved with BIE since 2006, leading the company into private ownership through two MBOs in 2013 and 2017 and evolving BIE’s proposition from solely an interim provider, to include a search and a business consulting offering.

With a vast experience within the recruitment industry, Rob 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.

Whilst Rob now has a less active role in the day-to-day operations at BIE, he remains an important advisor to Gordon Whyte, CEO, and the rest of the board.

“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.”

Tom McGinness

Global Chair Family Business, KPMG

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