to the Autumn 2015 edition of PSD’s Board Practice InFocus. InFocus presents an
eclectic selection of articles by various leaders and experts, the majority of
whom have been working in partnership with PSD for many years.
This edition kicks off with a terrific piece from Simon Murphy,
Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Financial Officer of the Battersea Power
Station Development Company. Simon talks to us about the vision, shareholders,
funding and partnerships behind this iconic development, one that PSD have been
immensely proud to recruit for over the last few years.
We are also
delighted to include a very personal contribution from the ex-England
Rugby International and 2003 World Cup winner, Andrew Gomarsall who writes
about his transition from professional sport to running a Technology Lifecycle
Marc Summers, a partner with Grant Thornton and
leader of their Business Support Services Industry Group, talks to us about the
firms inspirational journey to a 'Shared Enterprise' model and Robin Sheppard,
Chairman of Bespoke Hotels talks to PSD's Lesley Reynolds about his remarkable
The publication of a new PSD InFocus always provides me
with a welcome opportunity to thank not only our illustrious contributors, but
all of our clients and candidates around the world for their continued
commitment and support. We appreciate your trust and confidence in us and we
hugely value our partnerships with you.
I am pleased to report that PSD
continues to go from strength to strength, winning and successfully completing
some of the most important hiring projects in our specialist markets. Our
reputation for outstanding recruitment services continues to grow and our
International reach enabled us to complete assignments in 77 different
countries during the last few years.
I very much hope that you enjoy
this edition, and look forward to hearing your views and comments.
Battersea Power Station, one of central London's most visionary and
eagerly anticipated developments, will become: a community of 4,000 homes
including 600 affordable homes, 250 shops and cafes, 1.6million square feet
of offices, hotels, leisure facilities and 18 acres of public space with
more than 17,000 new jobs created.
"Winning the World Cup in 2003 was a huge moment in my life and
changed the 'why' element for me moving forwards. There was a huge sense of
achievement and as a result you take on a responsibility in how you conduct
yourself and how you help and assist others."
brave and stepping out of the crowd.
Lesley Reynolds recently met with Robin to talk about their latest