InterQuest Group announces choice of Chris Eldridge as upcoming CEO

– UK, London – InterQuest Group plc (AIM: ITQ.L), the specialist recruiter in technology, analytics and digital markets, is pleased to announce that following a comprehensive search, it has reached agreement with Chris Eldridge to become CEO of InterQuest. For the past 10 years, Chris has been the Global Head of PSD’s Technology Practice specialising in recruitment in specialist digital, business information, Internet of Things, M2M, big data and analytics roles. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment sector having run both permanent and contract focused businesses as well as conducting business in continental Europe, the USA and China. Chris is expected to assume his position on 2 May 2016 after an orderly handover period at his current employer.

The Board is also continuing its search for a new CFO to succeed Michael Joyce as announced on 27 August 2015. The Board has identified a shortlist and is highly encouraged with the quality of the candidates it has seen.

Since the Group’s interim results announcement on 8 September 2015, trading has continued to be strong and in line with management expectations.

Gary Ashworth, Executive Chairman said: “I am delighted we have been able to find someone of Chris’ quality and experience and the Board and management team are excited to help him build on all of the excellent work done by Mark Braund during his tenure, successfully re-positioning the Group during a tough economic climate. InterQuest is now better placed than at any time in recent years and expects to benefit from its specialisation in its high growth niche markets where it enjoys market leadership.”

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