January 30, 2011 – Robert Dix has been appointed chairman of Grafton Employment Group, an employment and HR solutions company in Ireland and Central Eastern Europe. Grafton Employment is comprised of seven employment solution brands: Grafton Recruitment, Spengler Fox, Grafton Technologies, Blueprint Appointments, Grafton ESP, Grafton Healthcare and Maryb.ie; it currently has 70 offices in 16 countries worldwide. In his new role, Mr. Dix will be responsible for working with the Grafton Employment Group board to steer the future growth of the company. “The Grafton Employment Group has gone from strength to strength in recent years and we have an ambitious expansion plan ahead of us,” said Jason Kennedy, global CEO with the Grafton Employment Group. “The appointment of Robert as chairman illustrates our commitment to the future of the Group and will ensure the Grafton Employment Group is best positioned to face the next stage of development and growth.” Mr. Dix is a chartered accountant and was a partner in KPMG Ireland where he headed up its Transaction Services division until his retirement in 2008.