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the contingent worker will become ever more important in our clients' mission to create diverse, high performing workforces

LONDON (23/04/2018) – Alexander Mann Solutions, the global leader in talent acquisition and management solutions, has added two senior hires to its industry-leading Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) team.

Melanie Forbes joins as Managing Director for Contingent Workforce Solutions. Melanie has more than 20 years’ of global experience in Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the Guidant Group. Her breadth of experience will support Alexander Mann Solutions to further blend its CWS and RPO services, enabling a best-in-class Total Workforce Solutions model, globally.

Additionally, Chris Merrick joins the company as Head of Sales for the EMEA region, with a focus on CWS. He joins Alexander Mann Solutions from Capita Resourcing where he was Director of Sales & Marketing, and prior to that Resource Solutions.

“With skills shortages now plainly evident across all sectors, and personal choice becoming prevalent through 2019 and beyond, the contingent worker will become ever more important in our clients' mission to create diverse, high performing workforces.” said Rosaleen Blair CBE, Founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions. “I'm delighted to welcome Melanie and Chris to our global team. Their experience and imagination will add further energy as we continue to develop and deliver blended (RPO and CWS) Total Workforce Solutions to our global clients.”

Melanie Forbes commented, “I’m delighted to join the world’s leading provider of talent acquisition and management solutions. We have ambitious plans to continue to grow Alexander Mann Solutions’ CWS business globally, while maintaining our historical focus on delivering a personalised, high quality experience to contingent workers, and future proofing organisations as they pursue their business objectives.”

“Alexander Mann Solutions continues to build on its already-stellar reputation for delivering innovative, holistic talent programmes,” said Chris Merrick. “I’m excited to join an organisation that not only anticipates and predicts how the talent landscape is evolving, but is actively working with clients every day to help them prepare for those challenges, while positioning themselves with candidates as employers of choice.”


About Alexander Mann Solutions

We are Alexander Mann Solutions and we’re passionate about helping companies and individuals fulfil their potential through talent acquisition and management. Today, over 4,000 of our talent acquisition and management experts partner with more than 100 blue-chip organisations, operating in 40 languages, and over 90 countries. We deliver a distinctive blend of outsourcing solutions and - through Talent Collective - a full range of consulting and specialist services. We provide unrivalled experience, capability and thought leadership to help clients attract, engage and retain the talent they need for business success. For more information, visit

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Ilana Como
Head of Marketing, EMEA

Carly Smith
BlueSky PR
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