September 30, 2015 – Global search firm Pure Search has named Caroline Hudson as head of its finance, accounting & transformation search practice. She will be based in London. In this new role, Ms. Hudson will further build Pure’s senior finance business, working closely with existing clients and developing new relationships throughout the commerce & industry space.
With more than 16 years of executive search experience, Ms. Hudson joins Pure from global recruitment firm Argyll Scott, where she founded the firm’s U.K. & EMEA business. She has a record of starting and developing market leading recruitment teams and has worked across the accounting & finance, operations, distribution, change, and risk & corporate finance sectors. Ms. Hudson currently serves as finance sector chair of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
‘Caroline brings the requisite strategic & operational expertise to take our senior finance practice to the next level, building on her unrivalled network and wealth of recruitment experience,” said Chris Nelson, Pure Search chief executive. “I am delighted to have her on board at a time when we’re experiencing impressive growth in both our U.K. and overseas markets.”
“Pure has a proven platform and global structure that allows practice heads to build a best-in-class recruitment business,” said Ms. Hudson. “I am thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time in its development and look forward to embarking on this next chapter.”
The U.K., the second largest executive search market in the world, is home to over 480 overseas banks and over 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. London is also the headquarters of 18 companies from the Fortune Global 500, including HSBC, BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Prudential, and BAE Systems.
Established in 1999, Pure Search is a privately owned global search and selection firm covering EMEA, the U.S., and Asia Pacific, with around 70 recruitment professionals operating from offices in London, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore. The firm serves a number of sectors, including professional services, financial services, and commerce and industry.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media