Alexander Mann Solutions has announced two significant leadership appointments which reflect the firm’s ambition to continue on its impressive growth trajectory in new and existing markets around the world and in the Asia Pacific region in particular. The company have announce Jon Harding OBE will join the organisation as chief commercial officer in December, while Neil Jones will take up his post as regional head of APAC in January 2019.
With more than twenty years’ of international cross-sector experience, Jon practiced law in the City for a number of years before fulfilling legal and then senior commercial leadership roles for Virgin Atlantic in Europe and Asia. He subsequently worked in government as chief operating officer of UK Trade and Investment prior to serving most recently as senior vice president, commercial, for Qatar Airways in Europe. He will lead Alexander Mann Solution’s commercial function as well as taking on responsibility for the growth of its public sector business.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the fabulous Alexander Mann Solutions family at such an exciting time,” Jon explained. “As the industry leader globally, it is an absolute privilege to be part of such an exceptional team of people right across the organisation whose track record and continued growth ambitions – as trusted advisors to customers and partners across sectors internationally – are hugely inspiring.”
Neil also boasts over twenty years’ experience in the sector, and has spent the last 12 years of his career at the Adecco Group, fulfilling a variety of senior roles most recently serving as Managing Director of Pontoon EMEA. He brings significant experience of the APAC region having previously served as managing director of Pontoon APAC and CEO of the Adecco Group, Australia & New Zealand.
On his appointment, Neil commented: “I am delighted to join Alexander Mann Solutions. Through previous experience, both in partnership and competition, I have always been impressed by the quality of the people, the relentless focus on customer service and the positive ‘one team’ culture. I am particularly excited by their appetite to disrupt and find new innovative solutions to the challenges we face in the changing world of work.”
Rosaleen Blair, CBE, Founder & CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions, added: “We are very pleased to welcome both Jon and Neil to the Alexander Mann Solutions family. Both APAC and the public sector are growth markets for our business and I have no doubt that both will bring diverse and valuable experience to support our wider organisational objectives moving forward.”