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Strategic Leadership at a Time of Transformation: Meet the Speakers!

Camino Ceo Leadership Event

Strategic Leadership at a Time of Transformation: Meet the Speakers!

We are delighted to be partnering with PayStream & Sourcebreaker to host our inaugural CEO event.

There has never been more pressure on recruitment leaders to differentiate their business in order to stand out in the increasingly crowded staffing sector.  

The focus of the event is on 'Strategic Leadership at a Time of Profound Change', which given the current socio-economic climate, is particularly pertinent.

The evening provides a fantastic opportunity to network with a select group of CEOs from the recruitment space, learn from our exceptional & industry-renowned speakers, as well as a Q&A session all whilst being treated to a three-course dinner! 

And with no further ado, we are proud to introduce our speakers!

Ian R. Smith - Operating Partner, Trilantic Capital Partners

Ian has forged an incredibly successful career, where for over 40 years’ he has been leading highly complex multinational companies. His career has seen him lead businesses across healthcare, consulting & logistics, publishing, construction & natural fuels and he has led business of all sizes, including FTSE100 organisations.

In one of his current roles, Ian is the Operating Partner for Trilantic Capital Partners (formerly Lehman Brother Private Equity), who are a private equity group with €2bn of assets under management in Europe. Ian played a key role in transitioning Lehman Brothers into Trilantic across a 5-year period from 2007. 

Away from business, Ian has been involved in resolving governmental issues, including working on a diplomatic mission, the ‘Quartet’, on Palestinian-Israeli peace process, he served as part of the Hooper Review (postal review) before going on to lead the Smith Review on the civil service and regional strategy.

Tim Cook - Group CEO, nGAGE Recruitment

Tim has built a highly successful career within the recruitment sector, spending nearly 30 years in boardrooms of high growth staffing organisations.

Prior to joining nGAGE Recruitment, Tim spent two decades at Hays PLC, where, in his role as Managing Director (UK & Ireland) he was responsible for over 5,000 staff, turnover over more than £2bn annually. Following a successful period as Managing Director, Tim became the Global Head of Digital & Business innovation, where he lead strategy & digital innovation for Hays PLC globally, across 32 countries. Tim was crucial in strategically leading Hays PLC's global digital transformation.

In his current role, Tim is responsible for driving & executing nGAGE Recruitment's strategy & direction, leading boards of each company within the nGAGE Recruitment portfolio to deliver on high-profit growth targets to create value for their shareholders as well as identifying opportunities for further investment.

And on the panel, we have...

Yvette Cleland - CEO, Clinical Professionals


Yvette Cleland is CEO of The Clinical Professionals Group, a global staffing firm specialising in Life Sciences.

After eight years working in the pharmaceutical sector at Janssen, part of J&J she moved to the professional staffing sector. Utilising a core understanding of life sciences, Yvette combines knowledge of both industries with her work at Clinical Professionals. In 2012 she joined Clinical Professionals to scale the business for acquisition, drive growth and expand the brand portfolio and global footprint. In 2017 she lead the expansion of the business into the US.  In 2018 Yvette was nominated by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the top 100 most powerful women in staffing globally. Under her leadership, the business launched the award-winning Graduate Academies and Physician to Pharma programs. Yvette led the company through acquisition in 2015 by Irish recruitment firm CPL Resourcing. She sits on the Board of APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies and has a mini MBA in pharma. In 2018 she has been asked to write a Parliamentary Review on life sciences staffing.

Suhail Mirza - Non-Executive Director, Camino Partners






Paul Malley - Managing Director, PayStream

Paul cut his accounting teeth at Ernst & Young before honing his skills as a Finance Director within a range of industries in the UK and abroad.

Paul joined PayStream initially as their Finance Director, before taking over as their Managing Director in 2009. In his current guise, Paul oversees the strategic direction & oversees the everyday running of PayStream.