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The Appointment of Grace Nugent as Managing Director of De Lacy Executive Recruitment

The board of De Lacy Executive Recruitment is pleased to announce the appointment of Grace Nugent as Managing Director. Grace first joined De Lacy Executive in 2011, and she will be the third Managing Director of De Lacy Executive Recruitment in its 24-year history, following founder John Davies and Managing Director Stuart Goodinson.

Founder John Davies mentored Grace’s early career, and as her career flourished she was able to continue her development and learning while working closely with Stuart. Grace is passionate about ensuring that excellence will continue to be the hallmark of the De Lacy Executive Recruitment brand. “I love the challenge of finding the right role for people – for making a meaningful impact on their lives, whilst at the same time meeting a critical business need for our clients.” says Grace.

Stuart Goodinson assumed the Managing Director role after founder John Davies retired. “We thank Stuart for guiding De Lacy forward over the past seven years” says Graham Dyer, Chairperson of De Lacy Executive Recruitment.

“From Brexit to Covid and the impact to our industry from the war in Ukraine, these have been interesting times for Stuart to be leading De Lacy. We thank Stuart for his dedication and stewardship as MD.” During Stuart’s leadership, De Lacy has expanded into North America with a recruiting team of 18 people servicing clients in Canada and the USA, concluded Dyer. “We wish Stuart the best in his next steps.”

“I am very confident in handing the De Lacy Executive Recruitment ‘torch’ to Grace”, says Stuart. “We have been planning for this transition for some time. In the past few years, Grace has focused on building the team that will support her and strengthening our internal training and processes. She has been responsible for hiring and managing our team of recruiters. I know that clients and candidates will be well served with Grace as Managing Director.”

“Grace always showed a gift for spotting talent and for recruiting,” says John Davies. “I noticed early in her career a special character in Grace, she has earned this promotion to Managing Director through hard work and dedication to the business and the recruiting industry. She has helped De Lacy Executive Recruitment to become the industry leading recruitment firm that it is today. She was made for this role.”

“I am proud to continue the De Lacy Executive Recruitment legacy of serving our clients and candidates in the UK and Globally with the most professional and confidential service levels”, says Grace. “We take an individual and personal approach with both our employers and our job seekers because we know it is not just about finding qualified people, its about finding the best people for each businesses and working with candidates to find them the best business to fulfil their career ambitions.”

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