Ann Swain is global CEO of APSCo, an international trade body representing the professional recruitment sector in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. In 2019, Swain helped design and launch the inaugural Executive MBA in Human Capital program, which is the first qualification of its kind tailored specifically to those within the recruitment, staffing and HR arenas. She joined the Executive Committee of Women in Recruitment in 2014, was chair of the European team in the popular Top Recruiter documentary series and last year won two leadership awards. APSCo successfully lobbied the government to extend the time that UK recruitment businesses have to prepare for the extension of IR35 rules into the private sector.