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Mairi Bannon, co-Managing Director of Strategic Dimensions, CRF & PARC

MairiBannon_8339 (informal)-2Softly spoken, with a delightful Scots accent, and effortlessly modest, Mairi Bannon’s understated manner belies the extent of her business achievements and her personal impact. She was part of the start-up phase of specialist recruitment company Strategic Dimensions (SD) 20 years ago, becoming joint leader with Mike Haffenden just four months after he’d got it off the ground. The pair went on to co-found and co-manage the Corporate Research Forum (CRF), having identified a need for a different kind of support in the HR, recruitment and careers spaces. Not only have Mairi and Mike weathered several recessions, but in 2004 they launched a third business, the Performance and Reward Centre (PARC). (more…)

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Martha Wikstrom, Founding Partner of Atelier Fund Management, LLC

MW IMAGEMartha – widely known as Marty – Wikstrom has, in anyone’s books, achieved an enormous amount. She is a Founding Partner of Atelier Fund Management LLC and was CEO of Richemont Fashion & Accessories from 2009 until 2013. Starting out as a sales assistant at Nordstrom, she rose to the top to become President of the company’s Full Line Store Group in the US and was later MD of Harrods Limited and interim CEO of Kurt Geiger Limited in the UK. She has served as Director (both executive and non-executive) for a host of companies, including Bally International Limited, Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, Portero, Inc. and Harrods Holdings Limited. (more…)

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