Paul Venables, CFO of Hays, describes the challenges particular to a recruitment business.
A chartered accountant, Paul Venables started his career at Deloitte & Touche where he was a senior manager in its US practice. This was followed by a 13-year career at Exel where he held a number of senior finance and operational roles including deputy group finance director and was a member of the executive board of Exel and chairman of their acquisitions and project review board. Following the acquisition of Exel by Deutsche Post, Paul worked in its DHL Logistics division before joining Hays. Paul was, until July 2015, senior independent non-executive director of Wincanton.