Ian Macleod and Paul Atkinson
Ian Macleod and Paul Atkinson

Atkinson and Macleod team up to find top leadership talent across the UK

Two of Scotland’s most respected head hunting professionals have teamed up to create a new specialist company, Atkinson Macleod Executive Search, as a division of Head Resourcing, one of Scotland’s largest recruitment firms.

Ian Macleod and Paul Atkinson have come together to use their extensive networks in Scotland and across the rest of the UK to find the best people for executive and non-executive appointments in private and public sector and government organisations.

Ian Macleod said “We are seeing a seismic shift in the expectations of our future managing directors, CEOs and board-level individuals. All modern organisations require diversity and higher levels of digital understanding at the top. Paul and I understand this change and believe we are ideally positioned to help in this search for key executive talent.”

Paul Atkinson, the founder of Head Resourcing, and founding partner of investment company Par Equity said, “There is a battle for top talent and it is getting much tougher. Finding suitable candidates who have the requisite corporate experience plus the necessary skills to deal with our increasingly digital world remains a specialism.

“Ian has over 30 years’ experience and he is certainly one of the most well-connected head hunters in the UK, responsible for putting in place many of our finest business and public sector leaders.”

Ian Macleod said: “It is a pleasure to be working with Paul. I joined Head Resourcing group with the aim of setting up this new business stream for them. Atkinson Macleod will become a UK-wide business working on a wide range of executive appointments.”