Ann Swain

CEO, APSCo Global

Ann is the founder and Global CEO of APSCo which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Ann has over 30 years’ recruitment experience that includes time as Managing Director of Learning Curve and UK Sales Director at Computer People. In 2009, she accepted a fellowship from the NSPCC charity in recognition of her outstanding work to support vulnerable children in the UK.

Ann is a leading commentator on professional recruitment trends, the co-author of the best-selling ‘Professional Recruiter’s Handbook’ and a popular platform speaker at UK and international recruitment conferences. In 2014 Ann joined the Executive Committee of Women in Recruitment and more recently she has featured in Staffing Industry Analysts’ ‘Global Power 50’ list of the most influential women in international recruitment as well as appearing in its coveted Staffing 100 Europe ranking for the past three years. She was invited to Chair the European team in the popular Top Recruiter docu-series and last year won two awards for her leadership of APSCo.

Speaker Sessions

Tuesday, 10 September | 13:15 - 14:00

Investing in People: Fixing the Industry's Internal and External Reputation

Palace Suite

Dare we state the obvious, but recruitment has a pretty poor reputation with the observing public. One recent public opinion poll found that recruiters were deemed less trustworthy than politicians. Rather than have us all pack it in, how do we go about fixing the recruitment industry’s reputation? It turns out that change must start from within, and three of our industry’s most prolific (and gloriously opinionated) thought leaders will help us all see the light in this engaging, honest, and potentially humorous discussion.