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Appointment of New Managing Director at On Line People

  • Mel Dent

Following an extensive recruitment process, On Line People have recently appointed a new Managing Director to the business.

Richard Palin, age 49, joined the Company on 31st July 2017, after leaving Saudi Arabia where he was working as the Chief Operating Officer for a Government registered Manpower supply company providing Visa, Recruitment and Onboarding Solutions.

He worked on various projects which have included managing internal teams and external partners on a global scale, involved in the sourcing and onboarding of candidates within the GCC, EMEA and APAC. Prior to this, he was the Group Talent Director working for one of the largest Engineering and Architectural consultants within the GCC, working on large scale projects within infrastructure and high-rise buildings managing a workforce in excess of 4000 people.

Before working in the Middle East, Richard was the Operations Director for a large Technical and Engineering Recruitment business with responsibility for teams based in London, Birmingham and Manchester, offering Interim / Contract and Permanent recruitment solutions to companies based in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

Prior to embarking on his Recruitment career, Richard served 10 years in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer, with tours that included the Gulf, Yugoslavia and the Caribbean, with a last tour which took him around the world as part of the Officer Training Squadron.

Richard said; “I believe that the opportunity here at On Line People is huge. We have a solid foundation to develop the business into new Engineering sectors and expand the brand, initially on a national scale. We have some exciting times ahead of us within the On Line People brand and I look forward to being an integral member of the team.”

Richard who has a grown up son lives in Lichfield with his wife. He enjoys the odd round of golf (or to his own admission - ruining a good walk!) He has a love of sports cars and the bug for travelling to new places.


Pictured: Managing Director, Richard Palin.



Mel Dent

Mel Dent
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