Founder and Chair of the Board
Rosaleen is a passionate entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is the Founder and Chair of AMS, a pioneer in the global workforce solutions industry. She created the company in 1996 with the ambition of transforming the way that blue-chip multinationals attract, engage and retain top talent. She served as CEO for 23 years, leading the business through huge geographic and revenue growth, a management buyout, four private equity relationships and a global economic crisis. On the sale of the business to OMERS Private Equity for £820 million in 2019, she moved up to the role of Chair of AMS. By that point, it had established itself as the market leader, with 4,500 colleagues servicing more than 100 blue-chip organisations, operating in 40 languages, and over 90 countries.
Rosaleen is a serial entrepreneur, investing in and advising numerous companies. This includes her roles as an adviser to private equity companies and Chair of Everywoman. She is a coach and mentor to several entrepreneurs and small businesses. She has a long standing involvement with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, serving as chair its global judging panel for several years.
In addition, Rosaleen is involved in a number of not-for-profit initiatives, notably as Chair of the London Irish Centre, Patron of the Women’s Irish Network and a board member of the Ludgate Hub, seeking to stimulate economic development in the town in West Cork. She supports several charities both financially and with time, for instance, serving as Patron of the Women Supporting Women initiative of the Prince’s Trust. She is passionate about creating opportunities and helping people to make the most of them.
Rosaleen is recognised as an industry leader and entrepreneur, winning numerous awards including Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year (2007) and EY London Entrepreneur of the Year (2006). She was awarded a CBE for services to business and recruitment in the New Year’s Honours in 2017.