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Phill Machell, former Executive Director at Michael Page Interim, has been appointed as Director at Holmes Noble, one of the UK’s most innovative and respected executive search and interim management firms.

Phill’s remit is to lead Holmes Nobles already well established Interim business and drive company growth in its key sectors of industrial manufacturing, supply chain management, support services, and energy and infrastructure.

Exceptionally well networked and highly respected, Phill has 25 years experience in the Pan European Interim Management space and has held senior leadership roles within PLC and SME recruitment organisations.

Michelle Carson-Williams, Chief Executive of Holmes Noble, commented on the appointment: “Phill is a significant hire for us and a fabulous addition to the executive team at Holmes Noble. I am personally delighted Phill has joined to lead our Interim business at such an important phase of our growth, including the expansion of our consultancy services, advancement into new markets as well as increasing our international footprint.”

Phill commented on his appointment: “Having commercially competed against Holmes Noble for some 15 years, I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the Executive team at such an exciting time and lead its already remarkable Interim offering.”

He continued, “My aim is to enhance our excellent reputation across our global client footprint whilst offering a market leading experience to our professional interim candidates.”

About Holmes Noble

Holmes Noble operates in both the private and public sector with multinational listed companies, public-private partnerships, not-for-profit, pre-revenue, venture capital and private equity firms.  Our clients’ engage us to attract, develop and retain the best leaders to deliver growth, drive organisational change and improve company performance.

Our services include executive search and interim management, leadership and board development, market research and insight, and talent and organisational mapping.