Welcome 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 Management Company. 

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 Gotham Hotel.

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.

Francesca Robinson

Articles

Battersea Power Station - Turning the Power back on

Battersea Power Station - Turning the Power back on

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...

The PSD Interview - Andrew Gomarsall

The PSD Interview - Andrew Gomarsall

"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...

Creating a Shared Enterprise

Creating a Shared Enterprise

Being Bold, brave and stepping out of the crowd.

Interview with Robin Sheppard - Bespoke Hotels

Interview with Robin Sheppard - Bespoke Hotels

Lesley Reynolds recently met with Robin to talk about their latest Manchester project.