Identify Group

Identify is a portfolio investment and support services company in the HSEQ and Telco sectors.
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Paul Roebuck

Paul Roebuck

Group Chief Executive Officer

Paul has 40 years of experience in Consulting, Service Provision & Staffing. He was co-founder of 2 of Europe’s leading practices in Telecom staffing and HSEQ consultancy learn moreselling both in the late 90s to become a business coach and private investor. In 2005 Paul co-founded Identify Group which has interests in Staffing, Consulting & Service Provision businesses, including the market-leading Shirley Parsons practices; niche search & recruiting organisations with operations in the US and the UK.

Shirley Parsons

Shirley Parsons

Director of Managed Services

Shirley Parsons is a professional Health, Safety and Environmental Consultant and the Director / Co-founder of Shirley Parsons …learn morea specialist Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) talent Acquisition practice. By 2017 the practice had grown to over 70 staff with 2 UK and 2 USA offices. Shirley co-founded both S-Com and Sypol with Paul Roebuck.
 
With degrees in Chemistry and Pollution & Environmental Control, Shirley is a Chartered Member of IOSH and currently sits on its Nominations committee.

Gerry Pearson

Gerry Pearson

Group Chief Operating Officer

Gerry was an original co-founder of Shirley Parsons in 2005 with the aim of becoming the world’s go-to organisation for HSEQ talent. With the business now the market leader in EMEA, Gerry co-founded Shirley Parsons …learn morein the US in 2014. It has now grown rapidly with locations in Boston and LA.
 
Gerry has been responsible for Identify Networks since 2014 overseeing a strategic partnership that provides staff augmentation services delivering major network upgrade projects. In 2016, Gerry initiated Leadership First; a community that promotes a “Mind-set Approach” to long term change, leading to better business outcomes.

Nigel Gausden

Nigel Gausden

Group Chief Commercial Officer

Nigel has over 20 years of experience in Consulting, Service Provision & Staffing. He was Chief Operating Officer of Glotel PLC, spending 14 years with the group. He developed the USA operations between 1996-2003 and …learn moreleft the group following the acquisition by Spring PLC.
 
Since then Nigel has been strategically advising the Identify Group and other large organisations within recruitment sector, across the UK and USA.
 
Nigel is involved with APSCO, co-chairing the APSCO FD forum for a number of years. Nigel is a Certified Account and holds an MBA from Cranfield.

Jonathan Shellard

Jonathan Shellard

Group Chief Financial Officer

Jon has worked in recruitment and consultancy for more than 20 years as a finance director, advisor and entrepreneur. He has been involved in several businesses …learn morewith Paul and Shirley at points over that time and grown and sold his own group of contractor support businesses in the UK.
 
He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a keen sportsman.

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