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Board of directors

Amir Eilon Non-Executive Chairman
Peter Searle Chief Executive Officer
Peter Darraugh Finance Director
Andrew Pinder CBE Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Steven B. Fink Non-Executive Director
Adam Cohn Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Wright Non-Executive Director

Executive management board

Peter Searle Chief Executive Officer, Spring Group plc
T: +44 (0)20 7356 0701
E: peter_searle@spring.com
Peter Darraugh Chief Financial Officer, Spring Group plc
T: +44 (0)20 7356 0701
E: peter_darraugh@spring.com
Duncan Jubb M & A Director, Spring Group plc
T: +44 (0)7710 179365
E: duncan_jubb@spring.com
John Simmonds Managing Director, Spring Personnel
T: +44 (0)1782 221500
E: john_simmonds@spring.com
Danielle Khan Managing Director, Permanent Recruitment, Spring Technology
T: +44 (0)20 7300 9022
E: danielle_khan@spring.com
Peter Collis   Managing Director, hy-phen
T: +44 (0)20 7300 9010
E: peter_collis@hyphen.com
Nick Butcher  Managing Director, Contract Services, Spring Technology
T: +44 (0)20 7300 9004
E: nick_butcher@spring.com
Neil Martin  Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Spring Group plc
T: +44 (0)20 7356 0725
E: neil_martin@spring.com
Gavin Tagg  Group Legal Counsel & Company Secretary, Spring Group plc
T: +44 (0)20 7356 0719
E: gavin_tagg@spring.com


Amir Eilon
Non-Executive Chairman

Amir Eilon has over 35 years’ international capital markets experience in corporate treasury, investment banking and private equity. Following corporate treasury roles at British Steel and Esso Petroleum, his City experience began at Continental Illinois and Samuel Montagu. He was subsequently head of global capital markets at Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Managing Director of private equity at Credit Suisse First Boston. He has his own corporate finance advisory practice, Eilon & Associates, and is also a non-executive director of easyJet plc and Flamingo Holdings, a leading company in the fresh produce sector.

Andrew Pinder served as the Government’s e-Envoy at the Department of Trade and Industry from 2000 until 2004, reporting directly to the Prime Minister, with overall responsibility for the Government’s UK online strategy. As e-Envoy, he promoted access to the Internet and helped bring the vast majority of government services on line. Mr Pinder’s appointment is with immediate effect, subject to clearance under the civil service Business Appointment rules.

Mr Pinder’s early career was spent in information technology within the public sector, culminating as Undersecretary and Director of IT at the Inland Revenue. He was subsequently Director of Systems and Business Operations at Prudential Assurance from 1990 to 1994, and at Citibank from 1995 to 1999, first as Head of European Operations and Technology, and then Head of Global Operations for Citibank’s Global Transactional Services business.

Mr Pinder is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a non-executive Director of United Utilities Plc (a FTSE 100 company operating major utilities in the UK and elsewhere, as well as providing support services through a number of subsidiary companies), and of Entrust Inc (a Nasdaq listed company specialising in security-related software). He is also a consultant on strategic technology, e-commerce and e-government issues to a number of organisations, including overseas governments.

Steven B. Fink
Non-Executive Director

Steven Fink is a Principal and Vice-Chairman of Knowledge Universe LLC. Since 1986 he has been an investor in numerous private investment partnerships in the media, telecommunications, property and educational fields. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Anthony Manufacturing Company, an international specialty glass manufacturer. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Heron International, a European property company, and various private investment entities. He was appointed Non-executive Director in August 1996 and served as Non-executive Chairman from June 1997 until May 2000.

Adam Cohn
Non-Executive Director

Adam Cohn is a Principal at Knowledge Universe Limited LLC., where he is responsible for investments, financings and business development for Knowledge Universe and its portfolio companies. Mr. Cohn has been at Knowledge Universe, or related entities, since March of 2000. Previously, Mr. Cohn was with Whitney & Co., a private equity firm. Prior to Whitney & Co., Mr. Cohn was an investment banker in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bankers Trust Company and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Cohn has a BS in Business from Skidmore College and a MBA from Columbia University.

Mr Wright has over 20 years staffing industry experience. He co-founded the TSI Group, a VC-backed recruitment start-up, in 1986. Subsequently, Mr Wright spent over 10 years at Alexander Mann Group, where as Group Managing Director he was instrumental in achieving significant organic growth in revenues and operating profits, and in building the group internationally through acquisitions.More recently, Mr Wright established Hexagon Human Capital, an investment firm operating in the recruitment sector, and as a non-executive director at FDM Group guided the business through its successful IPO.

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