Ann Swain has been the chief executive of APSCo since 1999, establishing it as the only trade body dedicated to supporting the needs of recruitment firms operating in professional staffing sectors in the UK. APSCo has a reputation for innovation and leadership, and now has a global footprint with separate international businesses in Germany and Asia. Swain has more than 20 years’ recruitment experience, including time as managing director of Learning Curve and UK sales director at Computer People. Swain 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.