One of Scotland’s most respected head hunting professionals and one of the best connected recruitment industry leaders and professional investors have teamed up to create a new specialist company, Atkinson Macleod Executive Search, as a division of Head Resourcing Ltd, one of Scotland’s largest privately owned recruitment firms.
Ian Macleod and Paul Atkinson have come together to use their extensive networks in Scotland and across the rest of the UK to find the best people for executive and non-executive appointments in public and private sector and government organisations.
“We are seeing a seismic shift in the expectations of our future managing directors, CEOs and board-level individuals. All modern organisations require diversity and higher levels of digital understanding at the top. Paul and I understand this change and believe we are ideally positioned to help in this search for key executive talent,’’ said Ian Macleod.
“There is a battle for top talent and it is getting much tougher. Finding suitable candidates who have the requisite corporate experience plus the necessary skills to deal with our increasingly digital world remains a specialism,’’ said Paul Atkinson, who is founding partner of Par Equity, a leading investment company based in Edinburgh.
Paul Atkinson, the founder of Head Resourcing, said: “Ian has over 30 years’ experience and he is certainly one of the most well-connected head hunters in the UK, responsible for putting in place many of our finest business and public sector leaders.’’
Ian has been instrumental in the appointment of key individuals in the major business sectors in Scotland, private, public, charitable and government sectors over the past 30 years. He spent 16 years as managing partner with recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson, after launching their successful practice in Scotland.
Ian said: “It is a pleasure to be working with Paul. I joined Head Resourcing with the aim of setting up this new business stream for them. Atkinson Macleod will become a UK-wide business working on a wide range of executive appointments.’’