Gi Group UK Executive Management Team



Paulo Canoa


Chief Executive Officer, Gi Group UK

With more than 20 years in the recruitment sector, Paulo has held a series of CFO and CEO roles in South America as well as serving as President of the International Executive’s Committee in Brazil and sitting on the board of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo. Recently named one of the 25 most influential people in Latin America by Staffing Industry Analysts and one of the top 5 executives in Brazil by Top of Mind, Paulo developed his executive career in his native Portugal and then Brazil where he oversaw operations in eight countries in Latin America. With an MBA and degree in management and further leadership qualifications from IMD (Lausanne), Bocconi (Milan), and Columbia (NYC), Paulo is an experienced lecturer and speaker on Leadership and HR. Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese he was also formerly a professional basketball player.

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Group People Operations, Gi Group UK

Cindy has joined Gi Group Holding in 2021, bringing with her a wealth of experience in HR and personnel management. With a remarkable track record, she has played a key role in driving positive changes and fostering a collaborative work environment. Prior to joining Gi Group, she held significant leadership positions at Encore Personnel, contributing to their remarkable growth and recognition. Apart from her professional achievements, Cindy dedicates her spare time as a Primary School Governor, showcasing her commitment to the community. Her passion for creating a positive work culture and focus on core values make her an invaluable asset to our team.

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Innovation & IT Director, UK&I

Martin joined Gi Group in 2022 as UK IT Director, having previously held IT Director level roles at £1bn+ turnover companies in the recruitment and healthcare sectors. In his previous roles he has led a number of multi-million pound IT modernisation and transformation projects, delivering real business benefits. At Gi Group, he is responsible for all UK IT services, which includes the ongoing support and delivery of existing IT systems as well as the development and implementation of new IT platforms. Martin is passionate about using technology to give our candidates, clients and colleagues the efficient digital experience that we have all come to expect in our daily lives.

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