Overview

Board Level Advisor & Coach for a number of recruitment agencies in the following sectors:

Creative & Digital (UK & Australasian )
Financial Services
Supply Chain to FMCG
Accountancy & Finance
Change Management
Field Engineering
Human Resources

Lead a variety of organisations and business units in both public and private companies to profitable, aggressive growth including:

  • Group Board Director and Shareholder  – Morgan McKinley
  • Managing Director (UK) – Robert Half International
  • Director (Asian Operations) – ADIA (now Adecco)
  • Managing Director (Australia) – ADIA (now Adecco) – Specialist Brands
  • Regional Manager (Australia) – Hays

For Steve’s full CV please see his LinkedIn profile:  http://sg.linkedin.com/in/stevecarter2

Achievements

Responsible for Morgan McKinley’s successful ‘twin stream’ strategy of parallel sales & execution direct to clients (traditional service) or via third party RPO/MSP providers.

Launch of Morgan McKinley China (Shanghai) in 2011

Board level participation in the acquisition of Imprint PLC (2008) and Nigel Lynn (2005)

Successful ‘post acquisition’ integration of Imprint’s APAC operations and Nigel Lynn UK into group operations, including the retention of key individuals and the turnaround to profitability in all locations.

Regional APAC Growth of > 100% excluding new Chinese operations in the 2009-2011 period

Identification, development and promotion of individuals that have progressed to global executive positions in both public and private companies

Origination and Development of Morgan McKinley’s respected ‘People’ programmes focussed on merit based career progression supported by physical and online training resources.

Expansion of RHI’s UK operation from 2 Divisions in 12 locations to 4 Divisions in 30 locations with continual growth in profitability

Increased RHI turnover to in excess of £103 million (2004) whilst maintaining PBT at circa 15% in 2004 throughout the aggressive expansion phase

Originator of RHI’s “distributed office” expansion strategy where core services were ‘hubbed’ in key locations and supported ‘second tier’ support services in local offices

Launch of RH Management Resources (Interim Management Recruitment) – which (in 2005) became the UK’s foremost specialist in finance interim managers (outside the Big 4) and OfficeTeam (Administrative Staff) which at the time of my departure had grown to almost 40,000 hours of weekly labour at >30% margin in a traditionally “low margin” sector

Part of ADIA’s (Adecco) Executive team responsible for establishing the first commercial recruitment business in China via a joint venture with the Guandong Provincial Government.

Seconded in 1996 to lead the tender and presentation process to SOCOG and IOC for the recruitment rights to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. This project is globally sought after by recruitment and staffing companies due to the profile and branding opportunity (rather than financial gain) and in winning the bid for ADIA we achieved both objectives including a projected revenue stream of A$15 million.