Gi Group UK Executive Management Team



Chief Executive Officer, Gi Group UK

An executive coach and careers expert, Bev has extensive international business experience. A technologist by training, Bev has led by example when demonstrating agility in career development. A master nlp practitioner and level A & B qualified assessor. Previous roles include Managing Director and Main PLC Board Director for Penna PLC, CIO ntl, I.T. Director Schlumberger.

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Paul Smith


Managing Director, Operations, Gi Group UK

Paul joined the company in 2004 and has over 20 years’ experience in high street and on-site recruitment, holding positions from Branch Manager to Managing Director. Today he is responsible for Gi Group’s operations encompassing both Branch Network and Site Managed Services. Before joining the business, Paul was a Divisional Director with one of the largest global, multi-national staffing and human capital management services businesses. Prior to his career in recruitment, Paul held both senior sales and operational positions in the service and manufacturing sectors which included the responsibility for hiring staff and use of recruitment agencies.
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Managing Director, Corporate Accounts, Gi Group UK

Rob began his career in recruitment over 20 years ago, joining Gi Group UK in 2002. He has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of contingent workforce management, having spent nine years as General Manager of the Manufacturing Division within SMS. He has particular expertise in designing bespoke staffing solutions for clients with complex resourcing needs. Today Rob leads the Corporate Accounts team and is responsible for ensuring our largest customers receive maximum attention and consistency of service delivery as well as identifying opportunities to grow accounts through the introduction of other services.

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Julie Ashworth


Corporate Development Director, Gi Group UK

Julie joined Gi Group UK in March 2016 continuing a long and successful career in recruitment, principally spent at Manpower, where she was responsible for securing major contracts with several high profile international clients. Following these successes she was promoted to run Manpower’s UK Sales Team responsible for the commercial staffing and logistics sectors. Julie is well versed in selling conventional onsite and branch-based solutions as well as more complex delivery models.

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Jane Brewin


Chief Financial Officer, Gi Group UK

An experienced finance professional who is well versed in Strategy, Reporting & Analysis, Value Creation, Systems Implementations & Change Management, Jane has held a number of senior Finance positions, since starting her career at KPMG. Prior to joining Gi Group in March 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, Jane was Finance Director at the speciality retailer Holland and Barrett, engaged in the growth and acquisition strategy of the business, leading and developing finance and non-finance teams.

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Cathy Wells


HR Director, Gi Group UK

Cathy joined Gi Group in 2007 having previously worked within the manufacturing industry and has over 20 years’ experience as an HR Generalist. Specific areas Cathy has had experience in include: process and policy development and implementation, benefits design and management, compliance, employee relations and performance management, HR strategy development and implementation, recruitment, and compensation. As HR Director, Cathy heads up the HR Team and is responsible for implementing HR practices that support Gi Group’s strategic objectives.

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