Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth within its core STEM markets – in particular, rail, engineering, nuclear, aerospace and infrastructure – whilst capitalising on increasing demand for talent in complementary sectors such as construction, IT & digital, professional services and more.
Joanne has more than 30 years’ experience in financial and professional services, having held senior positions with investment banks Panmure Gordon, Evolution Securities and Williams de Broe, and as a chartered accountant with PwC.
Ged Mason OBE, Morson Group CEO, said: “It was clear that Joanne would be an excellent fit for the group, and I’m thrilled to have her on board. She is enormously experienced, and her addition brings strong leadership, financial acumen and a fresh perspective, which will support continued success across our group of companies.
“As a major business, which is family formed, we have carved out an outstanding reputation over the last 50+ years, with clients trusting us to deliver expert candidate engagement models, recruitment, design, technology, training and people solutions that strategically align with their own commercial goals.
“We offer specialist experience and unrivalled service to our clients, candidates, contractors and workforce. Our unique culture, passion and people-centric approach, which is driven by our mantra of ‘placing people first’, are what truly sets us apart.”
Joanne currently holds non-executive positions with several UK public companies, acting as non-executive chairman of Mattioli Woods Plc, non-executive deputy chairman of Henry Boot Plc and non-executive director of Morses Club Plc and Gateley Holdings Plc.
Commenting on her appointment, Joanne said: “I am delighted to be joining the board at Morson Group. Their passion and enthusiasm are infectious and their pride in delivering outstanding service and creating a supportive people-centric culture to retain the best talent has shone from the outset. I am really looking forward to working with the team to drive further growth for the benefit of all Morson Group’s stakeholders.”
Headquartered in Eccles, Salford, the Morson Group employs more than 1,000 staff and has in excess of 10,000 contractors working on assignment worldwide.