The executive search and selection consultancy have added a new consultant to their interim management practice. Martin Galway was brought in as a result of unprecedented demand for interim managers, with Barnes Kavelle experiencing a substantial increase in assignments in the last year.
Steven Wynne, Head of Interim Management, appointed Galway. He believes that this rise in demand is a direct result of the current market conditions. Wynne comments: “We have brought Martin on board because enquiries for interim managers are soaring at the moment. It comes as no surprise that when most industries are experiencing constant change and looking to minimise risk, calling upon an interim manager to step in on a short-term basis to deliver results from day one is proving an increasingly attractive option.
“Together with Martin’s experience and expertise, we’re well placed to meet the demand and can really help businesses exploit the flexibility that an interim manager can offer.”
Speaking about the current demand for interim managers, Galway adds that: “Given the pressures on businesses during the downturn, the demand is largely focused on interims with strong track records in managing restructuring or downsizing, and also for those who have experience in turning around underperforming businesses. For companies without the internal capability, interim managers provide an incredibly cost-effective solution for driving through that change.”
Galway has over seven years executive search and interim experience, and has been responsible for senior management recruitment, as well as board appointments with FTSE listed companies.
Source: Executive Grapevine – 16 April 2009