Stephen Puckett

Stephen Puckett was appointed a Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in September 2012 and became Chairman of the Board in March 2015. Stephen also chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience as Finance Director of quoted companies. Stephen has significant knowledge and experience of the global recruitment industry and was Group Finance Director of Michael Page International plc (now Page Group plc) for over 11 years during which time he oversaw a period of significant overseas expansion and growth. In 2012 Stephen retired from the Board of Page Group plc.

Stephen is also currently a Non-Executive Director of ITE Group PLC and chairs their respective Audit Committees.
Member of Audit Committee
Chairs the Nomination Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
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Ian Temple
Chief Executive Officer

Ian is the co-founder of Hydrogen Group, which can trace it’s origins to 1997. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the board since 2005.

Ian was Chairman until March 2015 when he became CEO and has been focused on moving the business back into profitable growth.

Ian is passionate about people getting the most from their careers and driving the organisation’s performance. By empowering careers and powering businesses, Hydrogen has grown from a start up to a global business listed on AIM on the London Stock Exchange. 

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Richard Green
Senior Independent Director​

Richard Green joined Kleinwort Benson Development Capital Limited in 1988 and was a founder in 2001 of the spin-out business which became August Equity LLP, where he was Managing Partner until 2009 and then Chairman until his retirement in April 2014. He is a past Chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and an experienced NED in both public and private companies.

Richard is a Chartered Accountant and is currently a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC, a member of the Advisory Board of Finance For Business North East, a member of the Advisory Panel of the North East Fund, Non-Executive Chairman of Technology Venture Partners LLP and a director of BGH Capital Offshore GP I Limited.

Richard was appointed to the board in 2016, is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

  Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Chairs the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee
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John Hunter

John, who is a Chartered Accountant, joined the Board post Hydrogen’s acquisition of Argyll Scott in June 2017. Prior to this, he was a co-founder and Chief Executive of Argyll Scott, which he built from a start up to a multinational business of some 120 consultants working in 6 offices in 6 countries.

Previously, as Group COO and, latterly, as CEO Asia Pacific he was instrumental in the development of Imprint Plc from a start-up in 2001 to a multinational AIM listed recruitment group employing over 500 staff across 9 countries with a market capitalisation of over £100m.

John has direct operational recruitment experience in the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan, China, South East Asia, and Australia; and extensive M&A experience in both the UK and on a cross border basis.
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