Ian Nash Sectors: Board
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I have been involved in the recruitment industry for nearly 30 years. The vast majority of this time has been spent working in large international quoted recruitment companies. I spent 13 years at Michael Page, 11 of which as the Chief Financial Officer. During my time there the Group grew substantially both in the UK and internationally. I left the Michael Page in 1999 to take an opportunity in the dotcom boom. This detour in my career in recruitment was short lived and I was delighted to accept an opportunity to join Robert Walters as Chief Financial Officer in 2001. Once through the difficult economic environment of the early 2000s Robert Walters enjoyed a strong period of growth and international development. I left at the end of 2007 and now invest and consult with a number of businesses.
In 2010 I met Paul Beeke, the charismatic recruitment entrepreneur and CEO of EarthStream. I was well aware of his background of creating, building and divesting successful recruitment businesses. We discussed the vision he had to build an international specialist recruitment business which he was going to call EarthStream. This business focus was to be the engineering, energy and technology sectors. I felt this was a very exciting business opportunity and I am particularly proud to have been involved with EarthStream from its initial launch.
I believe the global scale of the market sectors that EarthStream have chosen are immense. The ever increasing global population coupled with its insatiable demand for ever scarcer resources have created a need for constant innovation. This in turn requires the best talent to meet these challenges. I believe EarthSteams market positioning means it is excellently placed to meet these demands.
As Chairman of EarthStream I am delighted to work with Paul and his executive management team and excited to be part of the continuing growth and success of EarthStream.”