Gavin Freed | Chief Executive
Gavin joined esg as CEO in September 2010 having been CEO of Paragon Skills which he joined in May 2007. Gavin’s role focuses on managing the executive team in its achievement of the operational and strategic business objectives of the company. Gavin’s previous roles have included ten years in the IT industry, gaining experience with global organisations such as IBM and also private equity backed technology businesses; elata as CEO and Civica plc as Group Business Development Director.
Joanna Dobson | Group Financial Director
Jo joined esg in February 2010 as Head of Commercial Finance. Prior to this Jo spent six years with Tribal Group Plc, a support services business, where she had been Commercial Director for the Education Division since 2008. Other roles at Tribal included leading the finance team as Financial Controller and a period as Interim FD. Jo qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 and undertook roles in Audit and Corporate Finance before making the move into industry. Jo is married with one daughter and lives near Sheffield.
Steve Moore | Group Commercial Director
Steve joined esg in April 2010, having previously delivered significant business growth as Business Development Director of welfare to work and skills provider, Working Links. Additionally Steve’s career history includes working for a number of years in various roles at global recruitment company Adecco and as Sales Director for US health and social care company Allied Healthcare International. Steve’s ambition as Group Commercial Director at esg is to develop its business into a brand that is synonymous with innovation and originality in all the sectors in which it provides services. Steve is married with three children and lives in Derbyshire.
Di Herft | Group HR Director
Di joined esg in April 2011 to lead the group’s national HR function. She works closely with esg’s operations around the country to deliver on the company’s people strategy to ensure operational excellence. Di brings a wealth of experience with her, not only from the training and employment sector, but from her years in the healthcare sector where she spearheaded the HR strategy for the Nestor Healthcare Group, providing HR services to the company’s 81 branches. An MCIPD qualified HR professional, Di plays a major part in the group’s continued growth strategy through directing and overseeing its ongoing organisational development. Di has two children and lives in Sheffield.