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The Asia Interview Series - Leaders Insights
Page Executive launches our inaugural Asia Leaders Insights Series – a series of testimonials based on our conversations with senior executives as they share some of the advice, career tips and personal anecdotes that have inspired them and helped them become the success they are today. Au Yuen... Read more
2014: A year in executive fashion recruitment
2014 has been another variable year in fashion; a great first half of year-on-year sales increases and then an unseasonably warm autumn struck sales with a thud. Behind the top line sales figures there has been a flurry of activity: teams have restructured, brands have been reinvented, sales have... Read more
Executive HR recruitment – looking back on 2014
There is no doubt that there has been large scale change across the UK in 2014, with a variety of economic challenges affecting certain industries and businesses. Having partnered with a number of leading organisations and senior leadership teams who are at the forefront of these changes, Page... Read more
2014 – a year in executive finance recruitment
2014 was the year when the economic and recruitment market promised a great deal in the early months but the volatility of previous years lingered longer than we would have liked.  More aborted IPOs than in previous years, down beat expectations for global growth, unusual weather conditions and... Read more
Dossier Page Executive – España (2014)
Page Executive analiza la situación del mercado actual enfocado hacia el sector digital/online. Tras un año 2013 donde el mercado laboral ha estado marcado por la estabilidad, recuperación de confianza y salida de la recesión, afrontamos un 2014 con la certeza de disfrutar de un leve crecimiento... Read more
Harvey Nichols retail dinner – September 2014
In September 2014, Page Executive retail practice invited a group of retail leaders to discuss market trends and the changes that retailers will have to manage to be successful in our fast-changing industry. Director General of the British Retail Consortium, Helen Dickinson discussed the key... Read more
Surfing the Waves of Change
Cyriel Kortleven touches on change, innovation and creativity and their relevance, impact, as well as importance for leaders in the workplace. Launching over 3 months, the videos are a collaborative effort with Cyriel Kortleven, renown Motivational Speaker and Master of Interaction. Each video... Read more
Human Resources: Resourcing transformation in 2014
Earlier this month, Page Executive’s Human Resources practice hosted an event focused on resourcing transformation.  The event, hosted by Rossana Dawson and Lucy Martin, was an opportunity for industry professionals to share experiences and insights with key speaker Heather Andrews, the head of... Read more
Executive finance recruitment - market update H2 2014
Cautious economic optimism continues So far this year, Page Executive has noted continued increases in the volume of corporate transactions (with private equity leading the way), somewhat improved investment conditions, stronger appetite to list publicly and renewed focus on revenue growth rather... Read more
Net-a-Porter shows how to break up in style
Nicola Wensley is business director for fashion executive appointments at Page Executive. It was Mark Sebba’s last week as chief executive of Net-a-Porter at the end of July and on his final day he was given the ultimate send-off. A choir singing Aloe Blacc’s The Man greeted Sebba as he arrived at... Read more
Page Executive signs up to Women on Boards Voluntary Code of Conduct
In 2012 PageGroup launched Women @ Page to help us achieve better gender diversity across all levels of our global business. The aim was, and continues to be to create an inclusive working environment by developing the pipeline and retaining female talent in our business. Since we launched Women... Read more
Credible leaders are needed for successful IPOs
This article originally appeared on on 8 May 2014 Since the start of the year we have seen the largest wave of initial public offerings (IPO) and mergers and acquisitions activity since the crash. More importantly, a significant proportion of these have been in retail. There have... Read more
2014 executive compensation survey (Brazil)
More than 1000 C-level executives working in Brazil and occupying the main executive seats of their respective companies answered our survey questions. Our results give an exclusive insight into the executive market in Brazil. Main highlights: Fixed and variable remuneration Base salary: variation... Read more
Current trends in retail valuations
The retail sector has been seeing a significant increase in the number of IPOs this year - from the traditional McColls, through to the meteoric valuations from and What has been very interesting with these trends is the short-term boom followed by their current prices which are... Read more
Executive finance – leadership selection trends, 2014 so far...
Over the last six months, the Page Executive finance practice has noted a tangible uplift in number of finance directors and CFO mandates entering the market. While the search for the perfect fit continues – a new found positivity and longer-term focus seems to be liberating the market. Notable... Read more