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Appointment of COO

22 October 2018 by
Rhona D 100 Fltc

Empresaria Group plc

("Empresaria" or the "Group")

Appointment of COO to strengthen the management team

Empresaria (AIM: EMR), the international specialist staffing group, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rhona Driggs to its Board of Directors as Chief Operating Officer with effect from 5 November 2018. Ms. Driggs brings 28 years' experience of working in international companies within the staffing sector and has a proven track record of delivering growth and driving innovation.

Recognised as one of the Staffing Industry Analysts "Global Power 100 Women in Staffing", Ms. Driggs most recent role was President of Volt Global Solutions, with responsibility for the Managed Services division. Prior to that, Ms. Driggs was Executive Vice President for the commercial and technical staffing operations in North America where she ran a $1.2 billion staffing business. Having worked within the Volt Information Sciences group and prior to that Kelly Services, she brings in-depth knowledge of the latest trends and operating models from the largest staffing market in the world.

Spencer Wreford, Chief Executive Officer of Empresaria, said:

"I am delighted that Rhona has agreed to join Empresaria on the next stage of our journey as we continue to grow our Group. The ability to attract someone of her calibre and experience illustrates both the strength of our Group and our standing in the global staffing sector. Rhona brings a wealth of experience in the staffing sector and adds breadth of knowledge and capacity to the executive team as we drive further organic growth and build a bigger and stronger staffing group."

Rhona Driggs, said:

"I am thrilled to join Empresaria at this important time in its journey. Empresaria has a solid reputation with a people focused model and a fantastic culture. I believe there is significant opportunity for Empresaria to play a much bigger role in the industry and I am excited to work closely with the Board and with the Empresaria brands to drive organic growth and to continue to strengthen our position in the Top 100 Global Staffing companies."

This role will strengthen the Board as the Group enters the next phase of its growth, helping to support and develop the brands across 21 countries to deliver the Group's strategy.

Rhona Lynne Driggs, aged 53, has no current directorships and partnerships nor held any directorships or partnerships in the past 5 years.


Empresaria Group plc
Spencer Wreford, Chief Executive Officer
Tim Anderson, Group Finance Director

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Notes for editors:

  • Empresaria Group plc is an international specialist staffing group with 19 brands operating in 21 countries across the globe including the UK, Germany, Japan, India, UAE, Indonesia, Chile, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Finland, USA, New Zealand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Peru.

  • Empresaria offers temporary/contract and permanent staffing solutions as well as Offshore Recruitment Services in seven key sectors: Technical & Industrial, Aviation services, IT & Design, Professional services, Healthcare, Executive search and Retail.

  • Empresaria applies a multi brand, management equity philosophy and business model, with group company management teams holding significant equity in their own business.

  • Empresaria is listed on AIM under ticker EMR. For more information: