BIE Group Has Made Three New Appointments, Strengthening Its Executive Search And Interim Management Practices
Dan Harden joins as a Managing Director in BIE’s Search practice after operating as an independent consultant for three years. Before this and following four years in the British Army, he spent eleven years at a senior level working for some of the world’s top-ranked executive search firms, including Stanton Chase, Russell Reynolds and Odgers Berndtson.
Louise Beales and Jim Whelan both join BIE Group as Directors in its Interim Management practice, based at the firm’s Windsor and Birmingham offices respectively.
Ms. Beales joins BIE from Morgan McKinley, where she was a senior consultant specialising in interim roles. She has more than fourteen years of recruitment sector experience and will specialise in filling senior level interim assignments across the finance function.
Jim Whelan is an accountant by training with more than three decades of wide-ranging executive recruitment experience, spanning professional resourcing, recruitment process outsourcing and talent development. His career includes senior roles with Robert Walters, Vedior NV, MPS Group, and Hays. Jim will work across all interim assignments.
BIE Group chief executive Rob Walker said:
“Given his background, Dan Harden is a significant coup for us. He will jointly run the Search practice alongside James Aston and his experience allows us to begin creating a market matrix-style structure for BIE’s Search practice. The aim is to offer clients a more comprehensive search service.”
Nick Diprose, managing director of BIE Group’s Interim Practice adds:
“Louise and Jim have very different backgrounds but that plays out well in our approach to market which mixes generalist consultants with multi-sector specialists. BIE was recently ranked number one in the UK by members of the Institute of Interim Management and their arrival adds the critical mass to build our team’s reputation further still.”
BIE Group plans to hire two further senior consultants before March 2013.