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Hamlyn Williams appoints new COO


Sam Cartwright internal-jobs, ladder

Hamlyn Williams has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer – Iain O’Dair.

Iain joined Hamlyn Williams on Monday 8th October and is based in the Cardiff office.

Iain's role will be to ensure that as a business, Hamlyn Williams is meeting and exceeding its strong ambitions, goals and growth plans. Iain will also support the goals of the sales teams globally and continue to build upon the operational structure of the business. Fundamentally, Iain will ensure that Hamlyn Williams is achieving sustainable growth towards an ambitious 2020 vision.

Iain joins the business from Opus Talent Solutions where he held the role of Group COO. He spearheaded the company’s mission to become a global leader in niche and innovative talent solutions.

Iain commented: “Hamlyn Williams is a specialist, international, high-margin business. The business is still focused on high growth, even after 7 years of achieving consistency in this. I’m really excited about the new challenge, with the global nature of Hamlyn Williams opening up lots of new opportunities both internally for our staff and for the business to grow within its core disciplines.”

Iain goes on to say: “In recruitment, you have to work incredibly hard, but you also need to be able to have fun. So, it’s worth engaging in the people around you so that you can enjoy your job as well as being unbelievably successful. So far, everything I’ve seen at Hamlyn Williams is geared towards that and the company makes sure that everyone has the best opportunity to have a tremendous career.”

Please join in welcoming Iain to the business.