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Mr Barfield is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
What a lovely set of post-nominals. Congratulations to Tony Clarke on his recruitment.
If anyone doubts the need for new blood at senior levels, revisit suX's comments here or just read what incoming CEO Bill Wild said about Hastie Group, where Harry Boon has been a director for seven years.
Apart from the prime corporate names mentioned in the Company release, in November 2008 Barfield was appointed non-executive Chairman of Kelway Technology, is past Chairman of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the recruitment industry’s trade association, and served as Chairman of ARC International plc, a UK listed technology business for six years to September 2009.
Most important is his experience in and exposure to the IT and HR professions, both areas of obvious weakness within PaperlinX UK and Europe.
''The restructuring in the UK has led to a number of senior people leaving the business, all of whom were treated with respect and offered severance packages well above the legal requirement,'' wrote Marchant. Hopefully, Bradfield will be able to rein in this willful spendthrift.
As CEO Bradfield turned around Spring Group and has been involved in successful buyouts.
One request of Richard Bradfield: Be strong.