Tara Ricks was appointed managing director, Randstad Financial & Professional and Interim Executives UK in 2009. She started her career in recruitment as managing director of Joslin Rowe Associates in 1990, having first cut her teeth in investment banking working at Morgan Stanley. Under Ricks’ leadership, Joslin Rowe grew to become one of the largest privately-owned financial services recruitment firm in the UK by the time of its acquisition by Randstad in 2008. In 2010 Ricks was appointed chair of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), a role she fulfilled until 2011.