London, 24 February, 2011 – Premier Group today announces key changes to the structure of its leadership team to drive strategic plans for the global business over the next five years.
Pat Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Premier Group commented:
“Premier Group and the Morgan McKinley brand continue to be led by an exceptionally capable team. Announcing these new roles is a great start to 2011 for our business. This strengthening of our management team underpins our ambitious plans for business growth and development across our network of offices over the next five years.
“I am extremely confident in the new structure of our leadership team as we look forward to bringing the Morgan McKinley service offering to Shanghai this year, as well as further developing the services that we deliver for clients and candidates around the world.”
Gerald FitzGerald – Global Chief Operations Officer, Premier Group
Gerald FitzGerald was previously responsible for Premier Group’s operations in the UK, Netherlands and Middle East. In the newly-created role of Chief Operations Officer, Gerald will oversee all Premier Group’s business operations globally.
Brian Murphy – Global Chief Commercial Officer, Premier Group
Brian Murphy was previously the CEO of Premier Group’s Irish operations. In this newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer, he will now be responsible for maximising the delivery of all support functions to the global operations of Premier Group.
Andrew Evans – Chief Operations Officer, Financial Services Morgan McKinley UK
After three years in the role of Managing Director of financial services for Morgan McKinley in the UK, Andrew Evans was co-opted to the Board of Directors of Premier Group in 2010. In his new role as Chief Operations Officer, Andrew will continue to develop and drive growth in Morgan McKinley’s financial services business in the UK.
Karen O’Flaherty – Chief Operations Officer, Morgan McKinley Ireland
Karen O’Flaherty joined Premier Group in 2005, developing and leading the IT recruitment division before her promotion to Operations Director in Dublin. In the newly created role of Chief Operations Officer, Karen takes responsibility for the strategic growth and development of Premier Group’s brands in Ireland.
Chris Leeson – Chief Operations Officer, Accounting, Finance & Support, Morgan McKinley UK
Chris Leeson will continue to oversee Morgan McKinley’s UK accounting, finance & support businesses. His remit includes taking operational and strategic responsibility for growth and development of the business across the existing UK office network of London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Crawley, Guildford, Hertford, Leamington Spa, and Windsor.
Jeremy Canning – Chief Operations Officer, Morgan McKinley EMEA
Having started his career with Morgan McKinley in London, Jeremy Canning was most recently Managing Director of the Singapore office where he led the team to develop a market leading position across South East Asia. This new role of Chief Operations Officer, EMEA will see him take responsibility for the opening of Morgan McKinley’s office in 2011 as well as leading all business operations in the Netherlands and UAE.
Letrecia Tippett – Global Chief Services Officer, Premier Group
Having worked as Operations Director in Dublin for the past five years, Letrecia Tippett has now moved into the newly created role of Global Chief Services Officer. Letrecia will now take responsibility for commercial reporting; talent acquisition; talent development; recruitment processes and procedure.
All new appointments within Premier Group and Morgan McKinley have taken effect from January 2011.
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Morgan McKinley is a global professional recruitment consultancy connecting specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines.
With 24 offices across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, its professional recruitment expertise spans across Banking & Financial Services, Commerce & Industry, Public Practice, Public Sector & Not For Profit and Taxation. Morgan McKinley is a preferred supplier to many of the major employers in its specialist sectors, as well as thousands of smaller local employers.
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About Premier Group
Premier Group is Ireland's leading recruitment consultancy with offices in Cork, Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Waterford. Internationally, the Group operates from 24 offices across nine countries. The specialist recruitment brands within Premier Group are Morgan McKinley, la Crème and Accreate.