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The CML group of companies has appointed Louise Reed as incoming Managing Director*, overseeing the function of CML, Nova Recruitment, and the newest member of the group, Connect by Nova. Louise takes the reins from Steve McIntosh, who steps down after 17 successful years in the role.

Louise’s Recruitment and HR experience span over 20+ years; She joined CML Recruitment in 2009 as a Recruitment Consultant, managing the financial services recruitment for eight years. Over the past 12 years, Louise’s successes have allowed her to expand the CML Group with the founding of both Nova Recruitment in 2016 and Connect by Nova in 2020, focusing on career development and training options for the local community in Cayman.

Louise is passionate about diversity and inclusivity and is committed to supporting the talent development of aspirational individuals. She is a founding member of NPO Gender Equality Cayman and served as Co-Chairperson of the Board for four years. Prior to this, Louise served six years as a Director for the Board of The Cayman Islands Human Resources professionals.

Former CEO, Steve McIntosh said: “I have always said that my most important job as CEO was to hire great people, and there is no greater source of personal pride for me than the incredible team of committed and able leaders I leave behind in Louise, Will, Graham, and Ambrose. There is no doubt in my mind that Louise and the team will take the success of the company to new, unencumbered heights.”

Louise Reed said: “I’m excited and honored to move into the position of Managing Director of the CML Group of companies at this important time in the company’s continuing journey of growth.  We all have great opportunity in front of us: our clients, partners, and our dedicated and talented employees across the group. My goal in leading the group is to build on the achievements of the past 17 years, remaining the innovative leader in the market and positively impacting our community.”

Louise continues: “Sincere thanks to Steve for his strong leadership since the founding of CML. His insight, commitment, and support have been invaluable through our formative years in business together, from the early days of CML Recruitment to the establishment of the wider CML group of companies that we are all incredibly proud of today.”

Steve McIntosh will remain a contributing member of the board of the CML group whilst focusing on the day-to-day operations of his newest venture, CareerPoint, a career coaching app launching soon.

*The appointment of Louise Reed to Managing Director is pending immigration approval


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