Hays evolves senior leadership team across UK & Ireland 

02 August 2023

Hays, the leading specialist in workforce solutions and recruitment has made a number of senior appointments across the UK & Ireland, supporting the growth of new products and services.

Elisabetta Bayliss, who has over 30 years’ experience at Hays has been appointed COO of Hays Enterprise Solutions in the UK & Ireland. Elisabetta, who has led the business since 2018, will continue to grow and develop the workforce solutions team, as well as evolving new products and services including diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Pam Lindsay-Dunn, who previously led Hays’ team in Yorkshire & the North, and more recently as Director of People and Culture in EMEA has been appointed COO of Specialist Recruitment.

Pam and Elisabetta will lead and provide ongoing oversight and governance for Hays UK&I, under Simon Winfield, Hays UK&I CEO.

James Hallahan, who joined Hays in 2019 as Director of Hays’ technology division will move into a broader role leading innovation for Hays in the UK&I as Chief Strategy Officer, whilst continuing to lead the technology team and Hays’ growing skills and learning offering.

In Ireland, Maureen Lynch who has over 20 years’ experience working in the Irish recruitment market for Hays has been appointed Managing Director of Hays Ireland.  

Commenting on the appointments, Simon Winfield, CEO of Hays UK and Ireland, said: “We’ve seen significant changes to the world of work over the last few years and as such we have evolved as an organisation – way beyond a staffing business - placing us in a better position to meet the emerging requirements and challenges our customers face.

“As we continue to advance our services, products and more – our new leadership team in the UK and Ireland will be pivotal to the success of this as our commitment remains the same to helping both people and businesses succeed.”




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About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is the world’s leading specialist in workforce solutions and recruitment, such as RPO and MSP. The Group is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK, Germany and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe, Latin America and Asia. The Group operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. As at 31 December 2022, the Group employed over 13,000 staff operating from 255 offices in 33 countries. For the year ended 30 June 2022:

  • the Group reported net fees of £1,189.4 million and operating profit of £210.1 million;
  • the Group placed around 83,750 candidates into permanent jobs and around 250,000 people into temporary roles;
  • 16% of Group net fees were generated in Australia & New Zealand, 26% in Germany, 22% in United Kingdom & Ireland and 36% in Rest of World (RoW);
  • the temporary placement business represented 55% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 45% of net fees;
  • Technology is the Group’s largest division, with 26% of net fees, while Accountancy & Finance (14%) and Construction & Property (11%), are the next largest
  • Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, the UK and the USA
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