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Meet Tony Martin

Tony Martin

Tony Martin


Appointed: July 2004

Tony has over 30 years’ experience running international specialist staffing companies. He served as Chair and CEO of Select Appointments (Holdings) Plc (‘Select’) from 1992 to 1999, when he became Vice Chair and member of the Board of Management of Vedior N.V., the world’s third largest staffing services group. In August 2000, he assumed the role of Chair and CEO, which he served until his retirement in February 2004. Tony held the position of Executive Chair at Corporate Services Group, now part of Impellam Group plc, until standing down in September 2007. Prior to his appointment at Select, he was responsible for half the operations of Adia S.A, the world’s second largest staffing services group at that time and now part of Adecco. Before joining Adia, he resided in the United States for 20 years and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of a state-wide financial services group based in California.

Tony is a former Chair of the Federation of Recruitment and Employment Services, now known as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the recognised representative of the staffing services industry. He is also a Founder Member of the Recruitment International Hall of Fame and was recipient of the Staffing Industry Analysts Leadership Award 2014, and in 2020 was recognised in the Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame. In 2021, Tony was appointed as an Honorary Associate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, for services to Animal Welfare.

Other key external appointments: None