3 February 2023 — AMS, the global talent solutions business, has appointed Sharon Bagshaw to its executive team as Regional Managing Director UK & Ireland.
Sharon joins AMS from the leadership team of technology and business services provider IBM where she was a UK Board Director. She brings with her over 30 years’ experience in technology outsourcing and complex business service delivery across industries as varied as financial services, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and the public sector. She has extensive experience in building strategic client relationships and leading high-performance teams in large complex outsourcing contracts which deliver sustainable growth.
Sharon also brings her deep knowledge and understanding of technology implementation and transformation as a driver for growth. She was a board member of TechUK and co-founder of “TechConnect”, a programme between the UK Government and TechUK which brought industry and Government early professionals together to collaborate on innovative ideas and solve real world issues.
This appointment further strengthens AMS’s executive leadership team which has recently welcomed US-based, former Study Group executive, Nikki Hall to the position of Chief People Officer and promoted AMS veteran, Jim Sykes, to the position of Global Managing Director, Operations.
Commenting on her appointment, Sharon said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the talent industry and I’m very proud to be heading up AMS’s experienced, market leading team across the UK & Ireland. The unique macro-economic environment means organisations are being ever more mindful of their workforce planning and hiring approach and are increasingly looking to augment these strategies with technology. I look forward to supporting new and existing clients to navigate this new talent climate in which skills shortages remain significant and the competition for talent fierce.”
David Leigh, Chief Executive Officer, AMS welcomed Sharon to her new role: “AMS’s leadership team has been further strengthened by Sharon’s appointment and by the significant technology-enabled, complex outsourced project experience she brings to our organisation. Talent strategy and workforce planning is a key enabler of business success and increasingly has the attention of C-suite leaders across various business functions. At AMS, talent is our world and our deep understanding of workforce planning as a part of wider business strategy leaves us well placed to support organisational leaders in this unique talent climate, enabling business success and progressing future careers.”