John Marshall named as the new CEO of Adecco Group UK & Ireland

London, 4 September 2015

Adecco Group announced today that John Marshall, Executive Vice President of Adecco North America, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the UK & Ireland arm of the organisation.

Marshall, who has been with Adecco Group North America for the last 17 years, has progressed through a number of roles within the company, with his last being Executive Vice President of the Finance, Office and Legal areas of business in the United States. In this position, he achieved an exceptional level of success through revenue growth, a high internal retention rate and a strong organisational culture.

Marshall’s role as CEO of Adecco Group UK & Ireland will become effective 1 October 2015. At this time, he will also become a member of the Adecco Group Executive Committee and report in to Adecco Group CEO Alain Dehaze. Marshall will be relocating to London from Jacksonville, Florida, in the United States.

John Marshall, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Adecco Group UK & Ireland, said:

"I am privileged and honoured to accept this appointment to CEO of the UK & Ireland. The staffing market is extremely competitive and our 3,200 colleagues in the UK and Ireland are uniquely prepared to address customer needs across all segments of the business."

“The last 14 years of my career have focused a great deal on both professional staffing and permanent placement, which will be important in this new role as a large portion of our business is in these two areas. I look forward to the opportunities we have before us in expanding our client base and growing our business in the UK and Ireland.”

Marshall will succeed current CEO Peter Searle, who leaves the Adecco Group Executive Committee as of 4 September 2015.

Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer of Adecco Group, said:

“I would like to thank Peter for his commitment to the success of Adecco Group UK & Ireland and wish him all the very best for his personal and professional future.”

Biography of John L. Marshall III, Chief Executive Officer of Adecco Group UK & Ireland as of 1 October 2015:
Member of the Group Executive Committee as of October, 2015
US national, born 1963

John L. Marshall III holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida.

John L. Marshall III was a practicing attorney with King & Spalding and AT&T before he joined MPS Group in 1998. He started as Deputy General Counsel with an emphasis on acquisitions and public company reporting. He was promoted to President of Special Counsel in 2001 and named President of Accounting Principals in 2006. Adecco acquired MPS Group in 2010 and named John L. Marshall III President of Adecco’s US Finance, Office and Legal business unit.

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About the Adecco Group:

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

In the UK & Ireland alone, Adecco Group has over 200 branches and a client base of organisations from all areas of commerce and industry. Adecco Group UK & Ireland retains over 35,000 temporary workers with around 250 permanent staff placed each week.