Julia Robertson was appointed as group CEO in April 2013, having previously been responsible for Impellam Group’s UK operations between 2008 and 2013. Driven by the burning belief that there has to be a better way, Robertson’s career in recruitment spans some four decades, including founding her own recruitment business in 1986 — which was sold to Impellam Group alongside Tate in 2000 — and also serving as chief executive of the Institute of Employment Consultants (now known as the REC), the professional body for the UK recruitment industry.