Ann Swain is CEO of APSCo, an international trade body representing the professional recruitment sector with operations in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. In 2016, APSCo’s global membership increased by 21%. Swain has more than 30 years’ recruitment experience including time as managing director of Learning Curve and UK sales director at Computer People before establishing APSCo in 1999. In 2014, she joined the executive committee of Women in Recruitment. More recently, she was invited to chair the European team in the popular Top Recruiter docuseries. Swain is co-author of the best-selling Professional Recruiter’s Handbook and has written articles regularly for national and recruitment media. She is a popular platform speaker at conferences in the UK and across the world.