Following the successful growth of its executive search business across North America, EMEA and APAC, Grace Blue has announced a new global leadership team. Jay Haines, co-founder, continues to lead the growth of the business globally. Sarah Skinner will continue to lead EMEA and will also take on the role of Global Managing Director. Sarah will be responsible for Grace Blue’s service quality across its Consumer Brands, Agencies, Media, Entertainment and Sports divisions globally. Helen Duffy will continue to lead the APAC region.
At the same time Grace Blue will be strengthening their global Advisory Board led by Chairman Ian Priest. Juliet Timms co-founder of Grace Blue has moved onto the Advisory Board using her independent coaching practice to help support the Grace Blue team and its clients. Sherilyn Shackell, CEO and founder of The Marketing Academy, continues to bring her leadership experience and knowledge of the marketing community. New to the board is Tim Shaw, ex Commercial Director of the Ryder Cup and PGA European Tour, who will be adding his wide experience across the Sports industry.
The Advisory Board will seek to ensure Grace Blue has expert advice across the whole industry and will continue to grow in the areas that we believe are important to our clients’ future growth.
Jay Haines, Global CEO says ‘As we look to the future I am so excited to have Sarah by my side as we continue to grow the business around the world. Sarah has been a truly brilliant ambassador for the Grace Blue brand and her promotion is more than deserved. Our new advisory board will also continue to service our current clients and support us as we continue to broaden our client base and build our global footprint.’
Sarah Skinner says, ‘I am thrilled to be taking on a more global role working across our three regions, and look forward to the next chapter of Grace Blue’s journey.’