Robert Walters announces Carol Hui as next Chairman of the Board alongside Brian McArthur-Muscroft as Senior Independent Director

– UK, London – Robert Walters PLC (LSE:RWA), the leading international recruitment group, announces that Leslie Van de Walle who was appointed as Chairman on 1 October 2012, has informed the Board of his intention to step down as Non-executive Chairman effective 1st March 2018. Carol Hui, who is currently Senior Independent Director of the Group, and Chief of Staff and General Counsel for Heathrow Airport, will step up to the role of Chairman. Brian McArthur-Muscroft will take on the role of Senior Independent Director and the Board has begun the process of identifying an additional Non-executive Director.

Leslie Van de Walle said “It has been a privilege to chair Robert Walters over the past five years. The Group has seen significant growth during this time and I have no doubt that Robert Walters will continue to go from strength to strength. I’d like to thank the Board and all of my colleagues across the Group for their support and hard work during my tenure”.

Robert Walters, CEO, said “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Leslie for his strong contribution to the Group over the past five years. It has been a pleasure to work alongside Leslie and his experience has been invaluable in supporting the success of the Group. I wish him all the best for the future. Carol, who has a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the Asian market, has been Non-executive Director at Robert Walters for the past six years and I look forward to continuing to work alongside her in her new role as Non-executive Chairman”.

About Robert Walters

Robert Walters is a market-leading international specialist professional recruitment group with over 3,700 staff spanning 28 countries. We specialise in the placement of the highest calibre professionals across the disciplines of accountancy and finance, banking, engineering, HR, IT, legal, sales, marketing, secretarial and support and supply chain and procurement. Our client base ranges from the world’s leading blue-chip corporates and financial services organisations through to SMEs and start-ups. The Group’s outsourcing division, Resource Solutions is a market leader in recruitment process outsourcing and managed services.

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