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John O’Sullivan appointed as Macildowie Chairman - Q&A with MD, James Taylor

Posted about 1 year ago by James Taylor


What is the background to this appointment?

John has known Macildowie for many years through his work as Chairman of Elite Leaders, a London-based recruitment industry group.   He joined the board at Macildowie as Strategic Advisor in November 2018 to help the board shape its future development plans.   I have personally known John for over ten years and am incredibly excited at the prospect of working with someone I consider to be “The Godfather” of The Recruitment Industry.  

What is John’s role?

John has been appointed non-executive Chairman at Macildowie to bring unrivalled industry experience to bear on shaping and delivering the strategic plans for the business. Macildowie has grown to become a strong brand in its chosen locations and sectors and supported by John’s  chairmanship, the potential in the Macildowie brand can be fully realized.  John’s appointment represents a long-term commitment to enable the company to successfully deliver its strategic growth objectives.

Why are Macildowie making this move?

To quote John “The recruitment industry will be a very different place in 5 years’ time as customer needs change and the impact of technology continues to drive innovation in the market”.

Macildowie has grown to a point where our brand, market presence and management capability leaves us well placed to take advantage of even more opportunities in this environment.

John O’Sullivan is passionate about driving change in the industry. He is recognised as an innovator in the field, with extensive recruitment industry experience and business leadership track record. As Chairman at Macildowie, John will bring his unrivalled vision and business experience to bear on ensuring our continued growth and success in this exciting market.

What does this mean to your staff?

The opportunity for prosperity and career advancement for our staff has been at the heart of Macildowie’s culture and remains integral to our long term growth.

The best in the industry is now joining the leadership and management team here at Macildowie. This means that each manager, consultant and support professional will have the greatest opportunity possible to contribute to, and share in, our future growth and success.

Already a Best Place to Work award winner, under John’s chairman-ship we intend to push on to becoming an even better place to work, grow and prosper.

What does it mean to your Candidates and Clients?

Candidates and customers already recognise Macildowie as an innovator.  Over the past few years we have developed out MAC1 service offering, we deliver LinkedIn workshops, we host CFO & MD forums and also have our own psychometric assessment too.  All of these things differentiate us in the market.  

I believe that the recruitment market will continue to reward those who anticipate and drive further change and John’s proven track record in this regard will further drive value for our candidates and clients.