Russam GMS, a leading UK provider of Interim Managers is strengthening its senior management team by appointing Jason Atkinson as Managing Director for the Private Sector and Gary Lawton as Managing Director for the Public Sector.
The new appointments reflect the recent strong business growth in these two sectors for Russam GMS and the opportunities that exist within both for the future grow and development of Russam GMS’s Interim Management offering.
The Private Sector group led by Jason Atkinson will comprise of financial services, private equity, manufacturing, defence and aerospace and the not for profit and charities division, Athene Interims – the new marketing and communications division, Universities and the general practice. The Public Sector business led by Gary Lawton will focus on central government and the civil service, local government and healthcare.
Jason Atkinson has 18 years international sales and marketing experience across both the financial services and fashion retailing sectors. Prior to joining Russam GMS in 2005 he spent eight years working for various life, pensions and banking institutions including Pearl Assurance and AMP. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Interim Management Association (IMA); a founding member of the Financial Promotions Action Group; and is involved in a number of other industry bodies and associations.
Gary Lawton is a highly skilled recruitment professional with over 13 years of experience supplying senior executives into the public sector. He has focused predominantly on Central and Civil Government, and has also achieved success working with Local Government including local authorities, NHS trusts and police constabularies. Prior to joining Russam GMS, Gary spent the past seven years as Head of Public Services at Elan – the industry leading IT recruitment consultancy.
Charles Russam, Chairman of Russam GMS said, “Jason and Gary’s appointments as managing directors for the private and public sectors reflect the fact that both sectors now account equally for half of the business. Through their leadership, we are confident of the future growth and development of Russam GMS to meet the growing demand for Interim Managers in these sectors.”