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John Marshall Named New CEO of Adecco Group UK & Ireland


Adecco Group announced today that John Marshall, Executive Vice President of Adecco North America, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the UK & Ireland arm of the organisation.

Marshall, who has been with Adecco Group North America for the last 17 years, has progressed through a number of roles within the company, with his last being Executive Vice President of the Finance, Office and Legal areas of business in the United States. In this position, he achieved an exceptional level of success through revenue growth, a high internal retention rate and a strong organisational culture.

Marshall’s role as CEO of Adecco Group UK & Ireland will become effective 1 October 2015. At this time, he will also become a member of the Adecco Group Executive Committee and report in to Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze. Marshall will be relocating to London from Jacksonville, Florida, in the United States.

John Marshall, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Adecco Group UK & Ireland, said:

I am privileged and honoured to accept this appointment to CEO of the UK & Ireland. The staffing market is extremely competitive and our 3,200 colleagues in the UK and Ireland are uniquely prepared to address customer needs across all segments of the business.

The last 14 years of my career have focused a great deal on both professional staffing and permanent placement, which will be important in this new role as a large portion of our business is in these two areas. I look forward to the opportunities we have before us in expanding our client base and growing our business in the UK and Ireland.

Marshall will succeed current CEO Peter Searle, who leaves the Adecco Group Executive Committee as of 4 September 2015.

Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer of Adecco Group, said:

“I would like to thank Peter for his commitment to the success of Adecco Group UK & Ireland and wish him all the very best for his personal and professional future.”


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