Recruiter PageGroup names ex-RAC boss Seymour-Jackson as chair

By Reuters

<div> <p> – UK-based recruitment firm PageGroup named on Tuesday former <span class="caps">RAC</span> chief Angela Seymour-Jackson as its next chair to succeed David Lowden when he steps down next April.</p> <p>Seymour-Jackson, who joined Page as a non-executive director in 2017, serves as director at multiple British companies and was also until 2012 the chief executive officer of motoring organization <span class="caps">RAC</span>. The 53-year-old executive also served as senior adviser to Lloyds Banking Group for a year until late-2017.</p> <p>Her appointment comes as recruitment firms such as Page are earning solid fees due to a rise in hiring activity globally. Companies are filling vacancies and ramping up their businesses as they navigate a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>The departure of Lowden, who plans to join technical products and services provider Diploma Plc as its chair, was announced in October. </p> <p>Shares in <span class="caps">FTSE</span> 250-listed Page have gained roughly 40% since Lowden was named chair in late 2015, better than the 29% advance in the broader index.</p> <p>Page, which operates in 36 countries and helps hire executives, professionals and clerical staff, is scheduled to announce a fourth-quarter trading update next month.</p> <p/> </div>