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Peter Searle

Peter Searle
Existing Investor and Former CEO of Adecco
Adecco

Peter Searle

After the purchase of the Delphi Group, a fully listed PLC of which Peter was Group Managing Director in 1999 by Adecco he took on responsibility for all the European and Asia Pacific offices of professional services companies of the Adecco Group under the specialty brand name of Ajilon. In 2005 after a global reorganisation he became the Chief Executive of Adecco UK and Ireland with additional responsibility for South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand. In 2006 Peter left to join Spring, a fully listed PLC, as Chief Executive and then returned to Adecco as Regional Head of the UK and Ireland in 2009 when Adecco purchased Spring and was appointed to the Group Executive Committee as of October 2009. Peter left Adecco in Sept 2015 and took part in merging Air Energi and Swift worldwide resources. On the completion of the merger in Jan 2016 to form the new trading company Airswift Peter assumed the position of the new merged groups Global Chief Executive Officer.

Peter is heavily involved in educational government initiatives and in 2013 was asked to appear on the Government’s Select Committee for Education. Peter is a Non Executive Director of the Start Up Loans Company, a government funded scheme reporting directly into the Prime Minister, which provides loans and mentors for young entrepreneurs. Peter was also vice chair of the Deputy Prime Minister’s social Mobility project , Opening Doors which ran through 2013 and 2014 and which oversaw the Governments apprenticeship and internship awards.

In addition to holding a number of non-executive positions, Peter was awarded entrepreneur of the year by the REC in 2008 and won Recruitment International Business Leader of the Year in 2009. In 2010 the REC awarded Peter a lifetime achievement award for services to recruitment.

Peter has an Honors Degree in Business and a Post- Grad Diploma in Marketing. His active interests include most sports, either watching or participating.