New Recruitment Business Launched
Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A new Cardiff-based recruitment business has been launched by a former Odgers Berndtson consultant, with the chair of Sport Wales on its board.

Goodson Thomas Executive Search and Corporate Insight has been founded by Sian Goodson, a former principal consultant with global headhunting firm Odgers Berndtson

The board also consists of Professor Laura McAllister and Metro Bank managing director Chris Brindley.

Professor McAllister is professor of governance at the University of Liverpool's School of Management, as well as chair of Sport Wales, a UK Sport board member, a trustee of the Institute of Welsh Affairs and a member of the National Assembly for Wales Renumeration Board.

The company will provide executive search and talent development services to organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

It will be based in Cardiff and London and will target organisations across the UK.

Sian Goodson said: "More and more organisations are waking up to the fact that securing the right talent and boosting the potential of their people is the key to success and sustainable growth.

"It is an area I am passionate about, and it inspired me to launch Goodson Thomas with the aim of helping organisations across Wales and beyond improve the way they source and manage talent."

Professor McAllister added: "What excites me about this role is that the company is about more than just finding and placing talent. I sit on a number of boards and I understand the realities and challenges faced by leaders, including the growing pains of change, turnaround, growth and the significance of cultures and values."


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