October 28, 2015 – IIC Partners has appointed Ruth Curran as its global chair and named four new directors to its board. Ms. Curran has served on the IIC Partners board of directors since 2011. She has been a director for two years and vice chair, EMEA, for two years. She is managing partner of MERC Partners located in Dublin and is an active member of IIC Partners’ global financial services practice group.
“I am honored and thrilled to be appointed as the new global chair for IIC Partners. My time on the board afforded me the opportunity to contribute during a period of pivotal growth and change for IIC Partners. I am very excited to lead our organization and continue the journey of transformation over the next three years with the implementation of new, compelling and far-reaching strategic initiatives,” said Ms. Curran.
Christine Hayward, executive director of IIC Partners, added: “I am pleased to congratulate Ruth on her appointment as the new global chair and welcome our four new directors to the IIC Partners board. I’m very excited to collaborate with our new board, and continue to support our great organization. I look forward to serving our members and building the future of IIC Partners under the stewardship of Ruth and our global board.”
Corinne Fernandez Handelsman was elected as board director, EMEA. Ms. Handelsman is partner and manager of the industrial and technology practice of Progress located in Paris. She also leads IIC Partners’ global technology, digital media and telecommunications practice group.
Mike Bacchus was appointed as board director, Americas. Mr. Bacchus is chief executive officer of Conroy Ross Partners in Canada and leads the firm’s national expansion by strengthening its presence in key markets. Conroy Ross Partners’ Edmonton office has been a member of IIC Partners since 1996.
Sally Stetson was elected as board director, Americas. Ms. Stetson is co-founder and principal of Salveson Stetson Group located in Philadelphia and leads IIC Partners’ global human resources practice group.
Anne Stuckey was named board director, Asia Pacific. Ms. Stuckey is director at de JAGER Executive Search in Sydney.
Existing board members were also reelected including Charlotte Eblinger as vice chair, EMEA; Bhavishya Sharma as vice chair, Asia Pacific; and Todd Hohauser was re-elected as vice chair, Americas.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media