Hays has appointed Mary Teresa Rainey to its board as an independent non-executive director.
She will be a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.
Rainey is an experienced media and advertising professional, who has worked extensively in the UK and US. She founded the advertising agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, which she grew to a top 20 agency before it was sold to Y&R, a subsidiary of WPP plc, and where Rainey was CEO, then chair until 2005.
Rainey is a non-executive director of Pinewood Group and Channel 4 Television. In addition, she is currently chair of the leading digital strategy agency Th_nk Ltd, a position she has held since 2008. She has Masters degrees from Aston University and Glasgow University.